Oct 1, 2019 – In an article today in Slate.com, author Jordan Weissmann wonders whether Trump’s Steel Tariffs have in fact caused more harm than good. As evidence, Weissmann references the recent announcement (Oct 1) that Bayou Steel Group is closing two steel mills, one in New Orleans (400 workers) and Harriman, TN (72 workers). Bayou Steel is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief, and cites a “severe lack of liquidity,” as contributing to the decision to file for bankruptcy.
Rebar “spools” may seem like the “hot new thing,” but rebar coils have been a go-to material for fabricators for many years. And recently, ISA sent a survey to over 430 independent rebar fabricators across the U.S. and Canada to ask their opinions about rebar coils versus spools.
Survey responses received: 55, or 12.5% response rate (that’s high for surveys!).
Scroll through the charts below to get a snapshot of what the fabricators said about their perceptions and experience with rebar coils and spools.