Surma lays out key policy priorities for AISI

Apr 11, 2012 | 03:58 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  AISI, U.S. Steel, John Surma, Catherine Ngai

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. steel industry needs less-burdensome government regulations, affordable energy, adequate investments in infrastructure and strong enforcement of international trade regulations to ensure growth moving forward, according to American Iron and Steel Institute chairman John P. Surma.

"The American steel industry is leading the economy out of the recession. The rationale behind that is that steel continues to be the basis, backbone and essential building block of the economy," Surma said during a media conference call highlighting AISI policy objectives for 2012. "For every job formed in the steel industry, seven additional jobs are formed in other economic sectors."....

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