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Jelani Rucker serves as VP of Marketing and Business Development for the Zekelman Industries, managing marketing, new business and strategic relationships across the entire Zekelman Industries product portfolio. With more than 15 years of leadership experience in business operations, management, sales and marketing, he has held senior positions at Lucent Technologies, BCI Communications and TESSCO Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering and a master’s degree in technical management from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

What are the implications of falling oil prices?

U.S. EIA World Crude Oil Prices

As oil prices continue their descent, many are becoming more concerned about what this could mean for the recent boom within the US oil industry.

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A Time for Giving: Zekelman Industries Employees Donate Christmas Gifts to Beacon Therapeutic

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With the holiday season upon us, we’re taking some time to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday season. For us, it’s a time for giving.  And this year, our employees gave to a very deserving organization, Beacon Therapeutic.

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4 Ways Chicago Companies Can Create a STEM Workforce for Tomorrow

For quite some time, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has been a popular conversation throughout various industries, businesses, government programs and educators. Although some believe the focus on STEM is excessive lately, at JMC Steel Group, we know how important STEM education is to our future as a company. This is one of the many reasons we are dedicated to helping create a STEM workforce for tomorrow.

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Fall trends in Construction’s Spending & 2015’s Outlook

A recent press release from The Associated General Contractors of America, reported that construction spending fell for the second consecutive month in September. According to Ken Simonson, the AGC of America’s chief economist, "construction gains remain fragmentary and volatile, even though industry employment has been picking up in more states."

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Our future STEMs from educating today’s students


It's no secret that American students are lagging behind other industrial countries when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. With several initiatives supporting and encouraging the education of today's youth in the STEM areas, we are attempting to close the gap and remain a global leader.

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