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  • 04

    Mar

    Nucor Announces Plans to Build $1.35 Billion Midwest Steel Plate Mill

    Nucor Steel, which has a major presence in Northeast Arkansas’ “steel corridor,” has announced a major multibillion-dollar steel mill investment in an unknown location in the Midwest part of the country. The announcement comes as the Charlotte, N.C.-based company continues to see record profits as a result of trade tariffs...

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  • 04

    Mar

    Steel Industry Claims Tariffs are Working

    Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), recently reiterated the Institute’s support of steel tariffs and opposition to congressional legislation (Senate/House) introduced in February to eliminate those tariffs. Gibson warned that The Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act,” would prematurely terminate the tariffs. According...

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  • 04

    Mar

    U.S. Mining Fatalities in 2018 Were Second Lowest on Record

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 27 mining fatalities occurred in 2018 - the second lowest number ever recorded. Eighteen fatalities occurred at surface operations; nine occurred in underground mines. Approximately 250,000 miners work across 12,000 U.S. metal/nonmetal mines, and 83,000 miners work in...

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  • 04

    Mar

    Research Project Looking at Using Abandoned Mine Lands to Grow Hemp

    A partnership between Lackawanna Community College (LCC) and the non-profit group, U.S. Ecological Advanced Research & Conservation Hub (USEARCH) has been formed to explore potential industrial uses of Hemp. According to a news report in the Allentown Morning Call, the hemp initiative will have a unique Northeast focus...

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