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imagesIn a comment on a proposed change to the Florida Building Code in September of 2012, Damon Roby wrote, "most of the steel used in the US must be obtained from overseas."

Sorry Mr. Roby, you've got it all wrong.

While the myth is that the American steel industry no longer exists, the reality is that the American structural steel industry is alive and well.

America produces more structural steel than it uses.

American structural steel is made by American workers.

American structural steel is the ultimate American construction material.

American structural steel preserves the natural resources of America.

                - 300 old automobiles

                - 250 discarded major appliances

                - 65 tons of industrial scrap

                - 50 tons of home recycling waste