Construction, auto production outlook upbeat at AISTech

May 08, 2013 | 05:30 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  AISTech 2013, Chad Utermark, Nucor-Yamato Steel, Nucor Castrip Arkansas, Andrew Harshaw, ArcelorMittal USA, Michael Rehwinkel, Evraz Inc. North America automotive production

PITTSBURGH — Nonresidential construction could return to pre-recession levels within the next few years, with U.S. light vehicle output hitting 17 million units annually by 2018, panelists said May 8 at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology’s AISTech 2013 conference.

Construction levels could be similar to those of 2005-08, Chad Utermark, vice president and general manager of Blytheville, Ark.-based Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. and Nucor Castrip Arkansas LLC, said, noting his company’s involvement with a new stadium in San Francisco.....

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