Progress on “Buy American” Policy

President Trump signed an executive order on April 18 regarding the Administration’s Buy American and Hire American policy. The Executive Order defines “produced in the United States” with respect to steel products to require that “all manufacturing processes, from the initial melting stage through the application of coatings, occurred in the United States.” You can … Continue reading Progress on “Buy American” Policy

AWPA Provides ITC with Wire Industry Perspective

On Tuesday, April 18 five AWPA members, representing a significant portion of the US Wire Industry, testified at the Preliminary Staff Conference at the International Trade Commission in connection with the petition requesting protection from import duties on wire rod from 10 countries.  John T Johnson, Mid-South Wire, Christian Stauffer, Insteel Industries, Bob Moffitt, Heico … Continue reading AWPA Provides ITC with Wire Industry Perspective

AWPA Members Vote to Oppose Wire Rod Petitions

The Active Members of the American Wire Producers Association have voted overwhelmingly to oppose the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions filed by the US Domestic Rod industry against carbon and alloy wire rod imports from 10 countries. AWPA will oppose the petitions, testifying at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and submitting a post-conference … Continue reading AWPA Members Vote to Oppose Wire Rod Petitions

NIMS Will Help With Your Apprenticeship Programs

Do you have an apprenticeship program? Looking to become registered?  The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) can help! Through a Department of Labor contract, NIMS is providing guidance and incentives to support industry associations, companies, and educational training providers in establishing a Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program. Do you have an apprenticeship program? Looking to … Continue reading NIMS Will Help With Your Apprenticeship Programs

Annual Meeting: Rod Market News

Nat Rudarakanchana, Steel Reporter from American Metal Market (AMM), will discuss AMM’s wire rod pricing work and methodology, and give a rod market update including recent news issues affecting the industry, followed by a question and answer session. Don’t miss the latest on the rod market – register today!

Annual Meeting: How Will the Industrial Internet of Things Affect Your Company?

The Internet of Things (IoT) movement has quickly connected our everyday devices, from our phones to cars and even our refrigerators. There’s no doubt that the IoT is growing and expanding into new territories, especially within the world of machinery. The manufacturing industry is on the cusp of a revolution with the help of the … Continue reading Annual Meeting: How Will the Industrial Internet of Things Affect Your Company?