DiMicco urges 'proactive' measures on imports
Apr 20, 2012 | 04:08 PM
| Anne Riley
NEW YORK The recent surge in steel imports that has been weighing down the domestic long products segment is starting to trickle over to flat-rolled products as well, further highlighting the need for a "proactive" government response, said Nucor Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Daniel DiMicco.
"We have a global economy that is sputtering. We have a domestic economy that is growing at a snails pace. And theres massive oversupply in some products here in the United States and around the world, created in this country by both domestic overcapacity based on the demand levels were seeingnot based on peak demandand the influx of imports," DiMicco told investors during an earnings call Thursday. "In particular, weve seen a significant, serious flood of imports from Turkey, (including) reinforcing bar and a little bit on merchant. And were starting to see it on sheet and were concerned about that."....
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