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2014-09-03 08:21:18

DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has signed on as title sponsor of the 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo. The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) rodeo brings journalists from throughout Texas and the U.S. to the Texas Hill Country to evaluate the nation's top trucks and SUVs. The writers recognize excellence in several categories, including selecting the year's...

2014-08-04 12:21:45

DETROIT, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), announced today that Dr. Jody N. Hall, former Technical Integration Engineer at General Motors Company Global Body Manufacturing Engineering Center in Warren, Michigan, will succeed Ronald P. Krupitzer as Vice President Automotive Market for the Institute. Krupitzer, who has held the position for 13 years, will retire at the end of the...

2014-05-16 16:20:42

Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines Version 5.0 combines metallurgy, forming and joining experiences from around the world LIVONIA, Mich., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Great Designs in Steel automotive conference, WorldAutoSteel announced the launch of the Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines (AHSS Guidelines) Version 5.0, the largest and most comprehensive update since its first publication in 2004. WorldAutoSteel offers the AHSS Guidelines...

2014-05-14 16:20:46

LIVONIA, Mich., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For its use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS), the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), awarded General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 design team with the 2014 Automotive Excellence Award. The team, which successfully incorporated advanced steels to enhance safety and performance, and offer significant low-cost lightweighting benefits, was...

2014-03-12 16:21:26

Scholarships awarded to students for communicating lightweighting and styling benefits of steel SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Wheels Task Force, in partnership with Michelin, announced the winners of its fifth annual Steel Wheel Design Competition at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) at the program's awards presentation last week. The event, which awarded scholarships to students for their designs that communicate the...

2014-01-14 16:20:21

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2014 North American International Auto Show today the steel industry unveiled conclusive findings from a recent market research study regarding the role of steel in automobiles, revealing an overwhelmingly positive perception of steel across the consumer market. The 2013 U.S. Truck & SUV Market Study of more than 3,000 U.S.-based truck and SUV owners was commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of...

2014-01-13 12:20:36

New steel technologies provide the safety, reliability and performance today's customers seek DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) - a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute - is pleased that the record-setting cold weather in Detroit hasn't cooled steel's hot streak, as the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) truck award winner again features a significant amount of advanced high-strength...


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