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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...

2010-01-26 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama makes his first State of the Union address, he speaks to Americans nationwide who have identified strengthening the economy and creating jobs as their top priorities for the President and Congress, according to a January 25, 2010, survey by the Pew Research Center. The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)*, representing America's domestic steel industry, issued the following policy priorities for immediately creating...

2010-01-19 10:50:00

DETROIT, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wheels Task Force of AISI's Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) in partnership with Southfield, Mich.-based Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and Michelin kicked off a steel wheel competition Saturday for transportation design students to develop conceptual wheels that celebrate steel. "This is a great opportunity for the students to gain real-world experience by working with automakers, suppliers and steel industry experts, while also...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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