Zekelman Perspective

Support U.S. OCTG Producers!

by Randy Boswell on July 3, 2014

The final determination of dumping margins in the current OCTG trade case is only days away, and the U.S. steel industry is rallying support for a change in the Department of Commerce's methodology used to calculate preliminary margins. But South Korean imports continue to come into the United States in record numbers. In fact, the 2014 pace of...

Doing Business on an Unlevel Playing Field

by Jelani Rucker on June 11, 2014

On the brink of an energy independence boom, unfairly-traded imports are flying under the radar in the United States. These imports are arguably the biggest challenge for energy independence, as they result in fewer domestic jobs, poorer quality product, and less money in our economy. JMC Steel Group, however, is fighting back. Steel is a...

Wheatland Tube Wins Special Safety Award

by Jelani Rucker on May 15, 2014

JMC Steel Group and Wheatland Tube were honored at the Mahoning Valley Safety Council's Annual Safety Leadership Award Luncheon on Wednesday, May 14. Wheatland Tube's Warren and Niles facilities were recognized for their effort in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace, receiving the "Special Award." The Special Award is given to emp...

Third Annual Atlas Tube Student Day

by Chris Ragan on April 16, 2014

Co-sponsored by DFI and PDCA the third annual Atlas Tube Student Day was held on April 10, 2014 at our facility in Chicago. Approximately 70 undergraduate and graduate students from four different universities (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Purdue Calumet) arr...

SEIA Q3 Report 2013 Shares Glowing Reviews on Solar Industry

by Jelani Rucker on March 25, 2014

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013 report shows that it has been a stellar year for the solar business in the United States. This quarter's report states that in 2013 Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to rise, increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751 MW. According to...

Response to OCTG Trade Case Ruling

by Randy Boswell on March 19, 2014

Something's Not Right Everyone in the United States has read about, heard about or experienced the dramatic increase in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the last several years. State and federal legislators continually discuss the benefits of U.S. energy independence. As a result, the energy industry has been a driving forc...

Shale Gas Development: Risk or Reward?

by Jelani Rucker on December 10, 2013

The discovery of natural gas in shale reserves has transformed the global energy sector into a booming business. While the United States is a current leader in shale exploration, many other regions are beginning to develop their own natural gas due to the huge economic potential, including a localized source of energy and job growth. This energy...