In less than a decade -- with a deep economic downturn tucked in between -- Peter Campo has shot up the ranks and now heads Gerdau SA’s North American operations. With that rise has come the task of turning those assets into the top, long-steel player in the Americas.
'Our perspectve is it's just business.' Campo on ISA move
In a January, 2017 move that surprised many, Gerdau became the first of the top three U.S. rebar mills to join purchasing co-operative the Independent Steel Alliance (ISA).
Ampere Scientific’s APS system works off the same principle as medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to enhance vacuum arc remelting.
Individual steel companies elected not to comment on the article, except for Nucor whose spokesperson responded with the perfect answer . . .
Many, many, many years ago, when scrap-based mini-mills didn’t rule the land and entrepreneurs the ilk of Ken Iverson and Willy Korf weren’t – and didn’t want to be – card-carrying members of the Pittsburgh, Chicago and eastern Pennsylvania-centric “Big Steel” club, the publication I worked for ran an editorial titled “American Steel, Made in Washington.”