Military steel must be made in America: DoD

Apr 04, 2013 | 10:04 AM |

Tags  steel, armor plate, ArcelorMittal USA, Nucor, millitary, Sherrod Brown, Brian Robbins, U.S. Department of Defense Association of Steel Distributors

NEW YORK — Armor plate used by the U.S. military must be produced entirely in the United States, according to a Department of Defense (DoD) notice reinstating a 35-year-old requirement that the material be melted and finished in the United States in order to be deemed "domestically produced."

"This is a win for our military and for American companies like ArcelorMittal (USA LLC) ... and Nucor (Corp.) that make steel for our military right here in the United States," Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said in a statement. "We know how to make steel armor plate here....

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