The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) issued a statement in response to President Biden’s address to Congress, in which he reaffirmed his commitment to increasing consumption of domestically produced steel.
In his statement, Kevin Dempsey, President and CEO of AISI, noted that he appreciates President Biden’s commitment in his speech to ensure that products, especially steel, are used in taxpayer-funded projects. made in America. He noted that the steel produced in the country is one of the cleanest in the world. For example, structural steel made in America contains over 90% recycled materials. The industry also provides well-paid jobs for thousands of Americans, he said.
The statement also notes that AISI is encouraged by President Biden’s comments on advances in technology in the automotive market, especially in the electric vehicle (EV) market. The inherent strength of steel makes it the preferred material for battery protection. The industry looks forward to working with the administration to promote sustainable products and continue to operate as the backbone of the country’s growing economy.