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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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Support U.S. OCTG Producers!

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The final determination of dumping margins in the current OCTG trade case is only days away, and the U.S. steel industry is rallying support for a change in the Department of Commerce's methodology used to calculate preliminary margins. But South Korean imports continue to come into the United States in record numbers. In fact, the 2014 pace of these imports is exceeding the 2013 levels by over 30 percent. And so the entire market wonders, is this last surge because the South Koreans think they will receive dumping margins in a few weeks? If the South Koreans are confident they have found a way to get past the laws of fair trade, is this only the beginning? We will know the answer soon — but not soon enough, as far as I am concerned!

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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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One Day. One Goal. American Cancer Society’s Walk & Roll

Celebrating its 43rd year, the American Cancer Society Walk & Roll event has a proud tradition of raising funds to fight cancer in a family-friendly atmosphere.    Walk & Roll is a 5K walk, 10K skate and 15K bike ride that is followed by great entertainment and a picnic!  It’s a celebration of the fundraising efforts of teams and individuals who have contributed their time and fundraising expertise to support this cause throughout the year.  On Saturday, April 26th, Team Wheatland partnered with Continental Electrical Construction Company, Inc. and other companies within the Chicago Electrical Industry to help support the American Cancer Society in their fight against cancer.  Wheatland was well represented and we are proud to say that were able to raise over $6,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society.

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Zekelman Industries Recognizes the Gift of Giving During the Holidays

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The holiday seasons, more than any other time, our hearts go out to others who are less fortunate than we are. This year Zekelman Industries and its subsidiaries are finding ways to give back. Our Zekelman Industries Headquarters has partnered with Beacon Therapeutic, to provide holiday gifts to Chicago-area children in need. JMC and Beacon have a long-standing relationship and we are excited to work with them again this holiday season through our "Angel Tree" program. We've set a goal of providing gifts for over 70 children this year.

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