August 14, 2008

Celebrating Iron As a Modern Marvel

DETROIT, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron is the most abundant element on Earth. It is the foundation to creating the steel that is in your car, office building, house and canned foods.

"Modern Marvels: Iron," featured on The History Channel, will explore the wonders of iron ore with a visit to the ArcelorMittal mine in Minnesota to discover how iron ore is extracted and made into steel. Jody Shaw, American Iron and Steel Institute's Automotive Applications Council communications panel chairman and United States Steel automotive marketing manager, will explain how steel makes your car safer.

"Modern Marvels: Iron" airs on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 at 9 p.m. EDT on The History Channel.

The Automotive Applications Council is a subcommittee of the Steel Market Development Institute, a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute and focuses on advancing the use of steel in the highly competitive automotive market. For more news or information, visit .

   American Iron and Steel Institute / Automotive Applications Council:    -- AK Steel Corporation   -- ArcelorMittal   -- Nucor Corporation   -- Severstal North America, Inc.   -- United States Steel Corporation  

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