Almost 100 AWPA members attended this year’s conference. Hill Visits this year were a great success – 34 participants made 73 visits to Congressional Offices to discuss NAFTA renegotiations, the 232 Investigation of Steel Imports, and other issues affecting the steel wire manufacturing industry. In the general session, attendees heard from Ken Monahan at NAM … Continue reading 2017 Government Affairs Conference: Members Heard the Latest on NAFTA, Trade, and even Tax Reform
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is leading the grass roots efforts on Tax Reform. Manufacturers in the United States struggle to compete under a tax system with high tax rates, arcane international tax rules, and a significant compliance burden. You can see the latest proposed tax reform framework on the AWPA website here. You … Continue reading NAM Begins Tax Reform Support Efforts
Read the article by Nat Rudarakanchana on the AMM website here. NEW YORK — US Section 232 tariffs are unlikely to extend to downstream wire products, government officials have told the American Wire Producers Association (AWPA). This means AWPA members, who buy wire rod and manufacture downstream wire products, will lose access to global rod … Continue reading 232 Unlikely to Cover Downstream Wire
Tri Star Metals, LLC received accreditation for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. They have demonstrated its commitment to world class quality implementing and becoming certified to the AS9100 standard. Tri Star Metals, LLC manufactures, sells and distributes stainless steel, aluminum, nickel and specialty alloys. They are a … Continue reading AWPA Member News: Tri Star Metals Receives Accreditation for AS9100C
The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) has released its preliminary determinations in the antidumping (AD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The official notification will be published in the Federal Register on September 12. Antidumping Margins Because Commerce found that none of the respondents … Continue reading Wire Rod AD Margins Announced for 3 of 10 Countries
Unfortunately, due to conflicts with other industry events, we have had to cancel the 2017 Operations Managers Meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Information for the 2018 meeting will be out early next year.
There is still time to register for the Government Affairs Conference next month in DC. At this year’s meeting you will hear from experts on international trade, get an update on NAFTA renegotiation, and hear the latest about regulatory reform. Come to Washington, DC this September to network with colleagues and customers, and to speak … Continue reading Govt Affairs Confererence Registration Still Available
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has released its preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy and Turkey. The DOC has calculated the following preliminary CVD margins: (1) Italy (a) Ferriere Nord S.p.A. 1.70% (b) Ferriera Valsider S.P.A. 44.18% (c) All Others 1.70% (2) … Continue reading CVD Investigations of Steel Wire Rod from Italy and Turkey – DOC’s Preliminary Determinations
Registration is now available for the Operations Managers Meeting, being held Oct. 10-11 in Mishawaka, IN. We’ve got a great program this year, with an emphasis on one of the most important operations issues – Safety-First. The tour is the Fort Wayne Metals facility, a leading wire manufacturer utilizing technology innovations for the medical device … Continue reading Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Operations Managers Meeting
Don’t forget to register for the Government Affairs Conference – the deadline for the Earlybird registration and hotel reservation discounts is Monday, August 28. You can click this link to register. Click here for hotel reservations. Don’t miss this chance to hear the latest on trade issues, including NAFTA renegotiations, and what Congress may have … Continue reading Govt Affairs Conference: Earlybird and Hotel Deadline is Monday!