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The Burgeoning Renaissance in US Manufacturing is Creating a Brighter Future for the US Steel Industry

CHICAGO, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

CRU North American Steel Conference
Chicago, USA, 29-30 October 2012

With an improvement in labour trends, an internationally competitive cost base and the prospect of a unified recovery across industrial, agricultural and construction, the outlook for the US steel is improving.

At this year's North American Steel Conference find out:

  • The latest information on the demand side outlook from the construction, automotive and energy sectors
  • The impact of overcapacity on steel's prospects
  • How service centres are surviving and thriving in challenging markets
  • The most reliable flat and long steel price forecasts
  • The outlook for scrap, iron ore and coking coal

The conference will cover topics including outlooks for steel (metallics, finished steel, raw material), pricing and the economy - both domestically and Internationally.

Other areas covered will include challenges and opportunities for small to mid-sized distributers, how Shale gas will impact steel markets, OCTG and line pipe, logistics and infrastructure, as well as a session focusing on the automotive markets - with specialists from Arcelor Mittal, General Motors, the Steel Market Development Institute, Alcoa and Toyota.

Dominic Halahan, Head of Metal Events for CRU Group commented "Positive news from the automotive and residential construction sectors have reinforced the great response that we always receive for this conference. With a great line up of speakers and fantastic networking with the numerous mills, service centres and consumers attending, the event promises much! "

Register for the North American Steel Conference

CRU is an independent business analysis, and consultancy group focused on the mining, metals and fertilizer sectors. Founded in the late 1960s and still privately owned to ensure its independence, the group employs more than 200 experts in London, Beijing, Mumbai, Santiago, Sydney and key centres within the United States.

CRU's events team produce international conferences on core industries and sectors that provide high-level networking opportunities - attracting executive level speakers which guarantee that delegates are well informed on the global changes affecting their industries.

CRU Indices are the most widely used steel prices in North America.

For more information, please contact: Paul Chapman,, +44-20-7903-2236