Nickel Institute joins forces with US stainless steel supply chain to mark stainless steel milestone

WASHINGTON D.C., USA – 16 April 2013 – The Nickel Institute joined forces with colleagues from US stainless steel supply chain to underline the fundamental role of stainless steel to the US economy. At two events on Capitol Hill on April 15th and 16th, the Nickel Institute presented a united voice with its allies in the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), the International Stainless Steel Forum and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) to mark the 100th anniversary of stainless steel.

The centenary events provided an opportunity to engage US Members of Congress from the Steel Caucus and provided a common platform for producers, end users, and the nickel industry to reinforce the importance of stainless steel to the US economy, its necessity for a broad range of important US industry sectors and its sustainability and recyclability.

Congressman Tim Murphy (Pennsylvania) addressed a breakfast briefing session which was also attended by Members of Congress Joe Wilson (South Carolina) and Marcy Kaptur (Ohio). Ms. Kaptur, a Representative from the heartland of the US metals industry, invited the stainless steel industry to help her as she advocates for the strategic importance of metals. She asked to be informed of issues that impact the ability of the stainless steel industry to be competitive.

Dr. Kevin Bradley, Nickel Institute President, said, ‘these Capitol Hill events are an important part of the Institute’s strategy to advocate for and promote nickel and nickel containing products such as stainless steel. By joining forces with end users who rely on such products, we are able to leverage their influence as providers of jobs and essential products to the US economy.

 

Left to right: John Rowe, ISSF , Kevin Bradley, Nickel Institute, Congressman Hultgren, Carl Moulton, Allegheny Technologies

Published 29/04/2013 11:54:22 Last Modified 29/04/2013 11:58:30

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