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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.

US Oil & Gas Industry by the Numbers

Ask anyone and they'll tell you that the US' oil and gas industry is not only impressive, but it plays a significant role in our economy. While we continue to restore the economy to its once flourishing state, there's no doubt that the influx in oil and gas production, especially over the past decade or so, has directly influenced this revival.

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Doing Business on an Unlevel Playing Field

On the brink of an energy independence boom, unfairly-traded imports are flying under the radar in the United States. These imports are arguably the biggest challenge for energy independence, as they result in fewer domestic jobs, poorer quality product, and less money in our economy. JMC Steel Group, however, is fighting back.

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Wheatland Tube Wins Special Safety Award

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JMC Steel Group and Wheatland Tube were honored at the Mahoning Valley Safety Council's Annual Safety Leadership Award Luncheon on Wednesday, May 14. Wheatland Tube's Warren and Niles facilities were recognized for their effort in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace, receiving the "Special Award." The Special Award is given to employers that accumulate at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work. Human Resource Manager, Denise Carissimo, accepted the award on behalf of JMC.

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SEIA Q3 Report 2013 Shares Glowing Reviews on Solar Industry

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GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013 report shows that it has been a stellar year for the solar business in the United States. This quarter's report states that in 2013 Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to rise, increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751 MW. According to SEIA, there were 52 utility PV projects completed in Q3 2013, totaling 539 MW of capacity. The majority of these projects came from California with one 32 MW project that was completed in Nevada by SunEdison.

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Chicago Bid Incentive Program

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Chicago Bid Incentive Program

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