Mon Valley Works Capital Investment Press Event

Full video of U. S. Steel's May 2, 2019, press event announcing a $1+ billion investment in its Mon Valley Works facilities.


Participate in Congressional Steel Caucus Hearing

On March 27, AISI Board members John Brett, president and CEO, ArcelorMittal USA; Dave Burritt, president and CEO, United States Steel Corporation; and John Ferriola, chairman, CEO and president, Nucor Corporation; testified before the Congressional Steel Caucus regarding the state of the American steel industry as well as key industry priorities for Congress and the administration.  Witnesses from the United Steelworkers, Zekelman Industries and Commercial Metals Company also testified.  The full hearing, video highlights and testimony can be viewed on AISI’s Facebook page and the “Public Hearings” page on the AISI website.  For more information, contact Lisa Harrison.



A just-released report from the Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness finds that China is creating far more steel than the world needs, and it's causing big problems.

STEEL: From start to finish.


Recently, Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing talked about the steel industry and the state of U.S. manufacturing with the Washington Journal.

Rep. Evankovich, Chairman of the PA House Manufacturing Caucus recently held an informational meeting for members to learn about the state of the steel industry in Pennsylvania. PA Steel Alliance Co-Chairs, Christopher J. Masciantonio, General Manager for Governmental Affairs at U. S. Steel and Bob McAuliffe, USW District 10 Director, provide testimony about the negative impacts of illegal steel dumping and unfair foreign trade.


The Pennsylvania Steel Alliance released a study on the economic impact of the industry during a press conference at the Capitol.

Iron and Steel Slag is a reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective product created during the steel making process.


On January 31st government leaders joined U.S. Steel officials in the commissioning of Clairton Coke Work's C Battery. The C Battery, a mechanically and ecologically cutting-edge unit, is replacing a series of former batteries which powered the coke plant. The new coke oven battery is needed to produce consistent amounts of coke while reducing the amount of soot created in the process. The $500-plus million investment offers long-term job stability for the nearly 3,000 employees at the Mon Valley Works. Special guests tossed a ceremonial coin into a hot car, per U.S. Steel tradition, for the first push of new coke batteries to signify the company's commitment.

The PA Steel Alliance commends U.S. Steel for this initiative, which demonstrates the positive impact that the steel industry continues to have in Pennsylvania.

On October 1, 2012, the Pennsylvania Steel Alliance hosted former Pennsylvania Governor and Secretary for Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Colonel Robert B. Stephan (USAF-Ret) to discuss a groundbreaking report that described the United States' need to revitalize its manufacturing capacity and reduce its risks of vulnerability due to reliance on foreign suppliers. The report cited the U.S. as being under-prepared for serious emergencies because of the offshoring of critical manufacturing capabilities.


Steel Alliance Members:

Please see the information below about the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? statewide contest. Catalyst Connection, one of our member organizations, plays a vital role in making these contests a reality.

These annual video contests excite students across Pennsylvania to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies. Each contest features an online vote for its Viewers’ Choice Award. The contest format also has been adopted by groups in more than a dozen additional states.

Created by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown in 2013, the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?contests draw entries from across Pennsylvania. The teams of students and teacher coaches receive camera equipment, software and professional guidance as they learn to script, record and edit their video stories. The contests’ objective is to change students’ perceptions about manufacturing careers.

The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? contests are supported regionally by sponsors and partners. Production support is provided for several of the contests by eMediaWorks in Center Valley and additional partners. There were 16 regional contests held in Pennsylvania during the 2018-19 school year.

Approximately 1,500 students representing 250 school and company teams across PA competed this year. Collectively, there have been more than 1 million votes online for the various videos.

There is a statewide contest on April 30, in which 30 schools (winners from each region) have been invited to participate to name a statewide winner.

Click here to see all of the schools and companies, along with the winners highlighted. Here is a link to the winning videos from each region.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Petra Mitchell, Catalyst Connection President and CEO at or 412.918.4265

Thank you,

Matt Crocco

Executive Director