Steel standing up to competition: Rippey

May 07, 2014 | 09:20 AM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Michael Rippey, ArcelorMittal USA, Ford, steel, automotive, Thorsten Schier

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The steel industry has faced a growing challenge from competing materials recently and is responding "aggressively," incoming American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) chairman Michael Rippey said.

"Many steel companies have increased their product development activities to continue to provide innovative steel solutions, and we’ve redoubled our efforts in the research and development labs," according to Rippey, who is also president and chief executive officer of Chicago-based ArcelorMittal USA LLC.....

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