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2011-03-03 13:30:00

DETROIT, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To demonstrate effective, low mass designs for steel-intensive fuel tanks of future vehicles, representatives from the Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks (SASFT) presented "An Approach for Developing Lightweight Steel Tanks for Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicles" at the ITB Group's Automotive Energy Storage and Fuel Systems conference today in Novi, Mich. David Anderson of the Steel Market Development Institute, and Danet Surytama of EDAG Inc.,...

2011-02-01 16:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Steelers will be heading to their 8th Super Bowl this Sunday. The Steelers have won six Super Bowl championships out of the previous seven they have played in. Their long and prestigious history is only matched by their namesake, U.S. Steel. Even before Troy Polamalu was intercepting quarterbacks, Jerome Bettis was busting through defenders for a touchdown or Terry Bradshaw was throwing deep to Lynn Swann, the steel...

2011-01-25 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reacting to previews of key messages expected in President Obama's State of the Union address, Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), said, "We strongly support the President's declaration that 'his No. 1 focus is going to be making sure that we are competitive, and that we are creating jobs, not just now, but well into the future.'" Gibson said that AISI has consistently supported the need for...

2010-12-08 11:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has announced that Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) President William M. (Bill) Heenan, Jr. is stepping down due to health reasons after a distinguished career in the steel industry, including 20 years with SRI and 19 years with United States Steel Corp. SMDI also announced the appointment of Gregory L. Crawford as executive director of the SRI effective Dec. 1, 2010, succeeding Heenan Jr. "Bill's service...

2010-11-17 12:18:00

DETROIT, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As the automotive industry recognizes the Chevy Volt plug-in electric vehicle as Motor Trend's Car of the Year, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is celebrating the record use of high-strength steel in the vehicle structure. Motor Trend called the Chevy Volt "some of the most advanced engineering ever seen in an American car," as it announced its selection yesterday on www.motortrend.com. According to General Motors, the Volt combines...

2010-11-10 13:54:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today the promotion of Deanna S. Lorincz to senior director, SMDI communications. In this position, she is responsible for developing and implementing SMDI's overall strategic communications planning and ensuring coordination and integration across the market programs. Lorincz will also continue to oversee and develop communications initiatives for SMDI's Automotive Market programs. "During...

2010-10-28 00:00:40

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Steel markets. Despite the current struggles, global market for steel is projected to reach 1.6 billion metric tons by the year 2015. Given the higher levels of correlation between GDP growth and demand for steel in developing countries, emerging economies, especially the BRIC economies, currently stand in the spotlight as future growth drivers in the world steel market. San Jose, CA (Vocus) October 27, 2010 The financial crisis...

2010-10-27 11:06:00

DETROIT, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel used in today's cars can help automakers reduce the carbon footprint of tomorrow's vehicles and future regulations should address emissions from all phases of a vehicle's life - materials manufacturing, driving and recycling, according to Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). Kavanagh discussed the importance of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) in reducing vehicle emissions in a panel discussion at the...

2010-10-14 13:14:00

China's WTO violations, subsidies and state ownership harm U.S. manufacturers WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today concludes that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese steel industry is inconsistent with commercial considerations and has been facilitated by massive government intervention. The report entitled, The Reform Myth: How China is Using State Power to Create the World's Dominant Steel Industry, documents how China has accounted for all of...

2010-10-11 10:02:00

DETROIT, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Wheels Task Force, 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 luxury wheels that celebrate steel. "Working directly with steel industry experts, automakers and wheel manufacturers, the students will gain real-world experience, while learning to...