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Steel Import Permits Climb in July

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Based on Commerce Dept. data, the American Iron and Steel Institute reports that steel import permit applications climbed by 15 percent in July compared to June, and that import permit tonnage for finished steel in July was up 14 percent. Annualized figures for total and finished steel permit applications are up 48 and 32 percent, respectively, compared to 2009. More at

Norfolk Iron and Metal Commissions New CTL Line

Monday, August 9, 2010
Steel-service center Norfolk Iron and Metal has commissioned a new temper mill cut-to-length line at its facility in Norfolk, NE. The line, designed and built by DBI Manufacturing, Irving, TX, processes coils to 96 in. wide of steel to 0.787 in. thick and to 100-KSI yield strength. It includes a four-high temper mill, two levelers, a six-roll brush cleaning system and a rotary shear. Norfolk Iron and Metal operates five plants to serve steel users in 15 states; Learn more about DBI Manufacturing at

Earn Exporter of the Year Status

Friday, August 6, 2010
ThinkGlobal, a print and online publishing company that publishes Commercial News USA, has begun accepting nominations for its 2011 ThinkGlobal Exporter of the Year Awards. The awards recognize American companies that excel in exporting their products and services, in a dozen different industry categories. Winners will be selected based on their total number of documented export deals, percentage increase in export sales, and exports as a percentage of total sales, as well as their commitment to exporting and to customer service and their innovation and originality in marketing their products and services. And, yes—you can nominate your own company. Learn more, and read about last year’s winners, at


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