More on the future of steel

With this report – Steel: Forging a Future – a special section inside today's paper, The Times analyzes what makes the domestic steel industry vital to the global market, and how it can remain that way for years to come.

Steel key ingredient in restoring American infrastructure

The Report Card for America's Infrastructure issued last month by the American Society of Civil Engineers pointed out the gaping holes in our nation's infrastructure, as it has done for years.

Wanted: Manufacturing jobs with higher wages

Wanted: Manufacturing jobs with higher wages

University of Wyoming energy economics professor Timothy Considine believes all jobs are not created equal.

Industry looks to entice younger workers

Industry looks to entice younger workers

Randy Hall Jr. never wanted to work in the mill.

The cost of compliance

Industry officials, environmental regulators and activists agree progress has been made in improving the environmental profile of steel mills around the country.

Political, industry leaders aim to bolster steel's status in U.S.

Political, industry leaders aim to bolster steel's status in U.S.

The weather forecast in Washington these days is cloudy with a chance of gridlock, based on interviews with steel industry representatives.

Russian steelmakers to focus on reducing costs

Russian steelmakers to focus on reducing costs

An observation point in the center of Magnitogorsk, Russia, provides a breathtaking view of the Ural River, with gray and orange smoke rising above the rows of pipes on the opposite bank.

Steel futures bring transparency, efficiency to market

Steel futures bring transparency, efficiency to market

For many years the steel futures market was all talk and little action, but those days are gone as more financial products tied to the price of steel come to market.

Creating a culture of continuous improvement

Andy Harshaw says steel companies need to promote a culture of continuous improvement. Focusing on the future and being able to foster innovation is critical to the industry’s survival, he believes.

Unions: Members must stay engaged to remain relevant

It’s not getting any easier to lead a union.

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