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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...

2010-08-24 10:02:00

The Steel Food Can Celebrates 200 years PITTSBURGH, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investor company members of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) are celebrating two hundred years of food can innovation and honoring households across America that incorporate canned food into recipes and meals. Canned food provides a safe, convenient way to deliver a healthy meal to the dinner table. The steel food can continues to be the most recycled food package, with a higher annual...

2010-06-23 09:20:00

DETROIT, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Applications Council (AAC) of the American Iron and Steel Institute's (AISI) Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has been named the winner of the American Metal Market's 2010 Award for Steel Excellence in the environmental responsibility / stewardship category. Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president of AISI's SMDI, accepted the award during a celebration dinner at a ceremony yesterday in New York City at the Steel Success Strategies event. The...

2010-06-21 08:00:00

DETROIT, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today that John Bohr, chair of the Auto/Steel Partnership's (A/SP) Advanced High-Strength Steel Joining Team, is the recipient of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) Special Recognition Award. Bohr was presented with the award by USCAR Executive, Director Don Walkowicz, during the annual USCAR Recognition Luncheon. "Through John's long-term leadership, A/SP's Advanced...

2010-06-18 08:00:00

DETROIT, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its research initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy, the Automotive Applications Council of American Iron and Steel Institute's (AISI) Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has been named a finalist for American Metal Market's 2010 Awards for Steel Excellence in the environmental responsibility / stewardship category. The group will be honored at a ceremony and dinner June 22 in New York City during the...

2010-05-12 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /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), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and Portland Cement Association (PCA), today issued the following statement in response to the release of energy and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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