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Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,051,000 net tons (NT) of steel in September 2017, including 2,438,000 NT of finished steel (down 10.3 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively, vs. August final data).

More than 1.2 million metric tons of iron ore passed through the St. Lawrence Seaway in September, providing a boost to overall shipping tonnage for the Seaway system. The St. Lawrence Seaway reports that overall cargo shipments from the start of the shipping season on March 20 through September 30 totaled 24.3 million metric tons – up nearly 3 million metric tons over the same period last year.

Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc. division was certified by Caterpillar Inc. at the platinum level through its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP).  Nucor Steel Memphis is the only steel mill in the world to earn Platinum certification, which represents excellence in process control, continuous improvement, product quality and delivery to Caterpillar.

EMR, a leading metal recycler, has completed the dismantling and recycling of the decommissioned US Navy vessel USS Ranger (CV-61).

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program.