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US president's State of the Union address gets mixed reviews from steel industry
February 14, 2013 - 18:10 GMT
State of the Union
American Iron and Steel Institute
The Steel Manufacturers Association
US president Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on February 12 drew a mixed response from US manufacturers and metal market participants.
Some industry leaders welcomed the president’s
emphasis on manufacturing, while others were concerned by
the spectre of carbon regulation and unanswered questions about
trade. The president focused on economic growth and job
creation, praising the manufacturing sector for adding 500,000
jobs in the past three years. "We are pleased the president
seems to recognise the contribution of manufacturers, like our
nation’s steel industry,...
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