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2010-05-10 09:46:00

Driven by Energy Efficiency Improvements, Industrial is the Only U.S. Sector Whose GHG Emissions Are Falling; More Progress Ahead WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance (AMMA), a group of energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs) that includes The Aluminum Association, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and Portland Cement...

2010-05-05 10:45:00

DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldAutoSteel, supported by investors of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), unveiled key findings today on the progress of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2, a global steel industry effort to develop advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) architectures for electrified vehicles that reduce life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. The results presented at this year's Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar reveal seven AHSS optimized structural sub-systems...

2010-05-05 10:45:00

DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) honored Ford Motor Co.'s F-150 research and development team with its annual Automotive Excellence Award. The team was recognized for its cost-effective and efficient use of advanced and ultra high-strength steel, which helped to minimize the vehicle's weight impact, while maintaining its durability and safety. The award was presented to Shawn Morgans, body structures...

2010-05-05 10:45:00

DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to evaluating a vehicle's carbon footprint, federal rules should consider the full life of the vehicle, not just its driving phase, according to Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). Kavanagh provided remarks on recent federal rules regarding fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions today, during a panel discussion on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), at the Ninth Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS)...

2010-04-22 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- While enjoying the highest recycling rate of any food package, nearly 35 percent of steel cans are still trashed--rather than recycled--in kitchens across the U.S. As a result, the Canned Food Alliance is reminding consumers to add recycling to the recipe. Steel food cans are at a landmark year. The food can is celebrating its 200th anniversary, it is the most recycled food container, and consumers are more conscious of recycling in the wake of April...

2010-04-22 07:00:00

DETROIT, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The message of "going green" may seem like a recent theme, but Earth Day is celebrating its 40th anniversary and that, in itself, reminds us that environmental issues have been important to society for some time. That's why the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) is helping automakers focus on the benefits of using environmentally friendly materials. Advanced high-strength steels...

2010-04-09 11:12:00

DETROIT, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wheels Task Force of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and Michelin in partnership with Southfield, Mich.-based Lawrence Technological University (LTU), announced the scholarship winners of the sponsored Steel Wheel design competition at the program's unveiling this week on LTU's campus. Chris Nichols, a junior, was awarded first place with a $1,500 scholarship, Cherise...

2010-04-06 06:00:00

OAK BROOK, IL, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Primary Energy Recycling Corporation (TSX: PRI), a clean energy company that generates revenue from capturing and recycling waste energy from industrial processes, today announced the appointment of Mr. Don Pether, current Chair of the Board of McMaster University and former CEO and Chair of Dofasco Inc., to the Company's Board of Directors. During his tenure at Dofasco, the company earned a reputation as a premier North American steel company....

2010-03-30 12:14:00

DETROIT, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Wheels Task Force of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in partnership with Southfield, Mich.-based Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and Michelin are hosting the unveiling of the LTU transportation design students' steel wheel competition. Three scholarship prizes ranging from $500 to $1,500 will be awarded to the students based on several criteria including:...

2010-02-04 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced two advancements in the company's North American sales and marketing organizations. Robert Y. Kopf III has been appointed general manager-North American flat-rolled marketing. Kopf succeeds Robert J. Beltz, who was named vice president-commercial, Europe earlier today. William L. Reder has been advanced to general manager-sales, which was Kopf's former position. Kopf will report to...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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