A $500 million electric arc furnace at the AM/NS Calvert Mill in Mobile County, Ala., is expected to add 300 jobs and a major new capability for the former ThyssenKrupp plant.
ArcelorMittal, which now operates the facility in a partnership with Nippon Steel Corp., has announced plans to add the electric arc furnace, or EAF, capable of producing 1.5 million metric tons of steel annually.
On March 13, the Canadian Parliament approved the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ("CUSMA" or "USMCA" in the United States), becoming the third, and final, North American country to ratify the crucial international trade accord.
The agreement is expected to take effect on June 1.
Stihl Inc. hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, the Hampton Roads Chamber and local business leaders on Feb. 3, 2020, for a roundtable discussion highlighting workforce development and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
"We have about 7 million vacant jobs and about 6 million people looking for them," said Scalia.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement after the President signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement during a ceremony at the White House:
"President Trump and Congress have delivered a free trade agreement that works for equipment manufacturers, farmers, and working families across the country," said Slater.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed passage by the United States Senate in an 89-10 vote of legislation to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
"USMCA provides greater certainty for NEMA members working with partners in Mexico and Canada and contains many positive provisions for the U.S.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) senior vice president of government and industry relations Kip Eideberg issued the following statement Jan. 16 on the U.S. Senate passing implementing language to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA):
"Equipment manufacturers, farmers and hardworking families across the country are thankful for today's full congressional ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement [USMCA]," said Eideberg.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement Dec. 10 hailing a deal struck between House Democrats and the Trump Administration to move the USMCA closer to ratification:
"This is good news for equipment manufacturers, the 1.3 million men and women of our industry, and the entire U.S.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and The Manitowoc Company, Inc., hosted Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, at Manitowoc's Shady Grove, Pa., facility on Aug.1, to discuss the USMCA and how this new trade deal would benefit Pennsylvania and all of America.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement about the announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
"The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a step in the right direction.