U.S. Steel positive on auto; construction mart still lags

May 02, 2013 | 11:48 AM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  U.S. Steel, John Surma, automotive, Pro-Tec Coating, construction, tinplate, appliance market, AHSS Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — U.S. Steel Corp. continues to see solid demand in the automotive market, but the steelmaker says it has yet to see a significant uptick in the construction sector.

"I think our sentiment on (automotive) is still positive, and we’ve derived that sentiment from talking to our customers. We supply almost everybody, and they all seem to be optimistic," chairman and chief executive officer John P. Surma said during the company’s first-quarter earnings call April 30.....

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