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2012-06-20 06:20:39

DETROIT, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Automotive Applications Council was pleased to receive the American Metal Market magazine's 2012 Steel Excellence Award in the environmental responsibility / stewardship category last night for its role in the global FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) project. Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president, SMDI, accepted the award at a dinner celebration during the Steel Success Strategies XXVII Conference in New York City. This...

2012-06-15 06:22:04

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today lauded an innovative agreement made between the United States and Canada to build a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, called the New International Trade Crossing, a development that the North American steel industry and its major customer groups, including automakers, have aggressively advocated for over the past five years. The new bridge will provide an alternate route for an...

2012-05-16 06:21:02

DETROIT, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) released "AHSS 101: Evolving Use of Advanced High-strength Steels for Automotive Applications" today. The AHSS 101 document, which explains the different types of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) and the benefits of each, is available online at www.autosteel.org. The introduction of new automotive standards and regulations require engineers to search for and use new...

2012-05-16 06:20:10

DETROIT, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute today honored General Motors Co.'s (GM) Chevrolet Volt design and engineering team with its annual Automotive Excellence Award. The team was recognized during the 11th Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar in Livonia, Mich. for its efficient and effective use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) in the development of the Volt's upper- and lower-body...

2012-04-19 06:22:06

DETROIT, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As automotive engineers and designers develop the best solutions to meet more stringent fuel economy standards and safety regulations, the North American steel industry is accelerating its work to provide advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) solutions for vehicle mass reduction and performance improvements. To foster crucial discussions regarding how steel can help automakers meet these upcoming requirements, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI)...

2012-03-20 10:21:47

New report finds the American steel industry supported more than one million jobs in the U.S. economy in 2011; each job in U.S. steel industry supports seven jobs in the U.S. economy WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A just-released report by Timothy J. Considine, professor of energy economics, University of Wyoming, reveals that the American steel industry is playing a significant role in leading manufacturing's post-recession resurgence primarily because it is...

2012-03-09 08:16:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wheels Task Force of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) and Michelin announced the scholarship winners of Lawrence Technological University's (LTU) Steel Wheel Design Competition at the program's unveiling this week at the LTU campus in Southfield. For the second year in a row, Colin Bonathan, a junior, won first place and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Second place went to Michael Levich, a freshman, who received a $1,500...

2012-01-27 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel R. DiMicco, was announced as the recipient of the Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). "The award, presented on a selective basis by the AISC, gives special recognition to individuals who have provided unparalleled leadership in the steel construction industry. Dan is an exemplary leader in the...

2012-01-25 10:41:00

DETROIT, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As automakers work to satisfy new fuel economy requirements, it is clear that mass reduction will continue to be an important factor. As mass reduction occurs and demands for safety, performance and emissions reduction increase, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) stresses the vital role that new grades of steel will play in vehicles of the future. According to the latest industry research, newly developed grades of...

2012-01-23 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama prepares to deliver his fourth State of the Union address, American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson outlined three key issues requiring action to boost the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, thereby stimulating the economy and creating high-value jobs. Gibson said that must entail a tough stance on trade law enforcement, authorizing a robust, long-term transportation...