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[INFOGRAPHIC] Contractors Favor American-made Steel Pipe

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American-made products are a hot button when people are out of work, when the economy is sluggish, during election season and so on. The perception, and reality, is that domestic companies do more for the U.S. economy and American jobs than foreign companies. While fair competition is what this country was founded on, the upheaval of imports and decrease in exports have greatly impacted domestic manufacturers like Wheatland Tube. We've even gone to Congress to testify against unfairly priced foreign steel and have been successful. The recent resurgence of Made in the USA has become critical to Wheatland's job creation and new business expansion as dumped imports present a real threat to U.S. manufacturing.

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Not Your Father’s Stodgy Steel Company

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We are thrilled to announce that our office in downtown Chicago has been selected as one of Chicago’s Coolest Offices by Crain’s Chicago Business. The 29,000 square foot office has served as the JMC Steel Group headquarters since 2011 and cleverly integrates division products into a space where manufacturing meetings modern.

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Do You Know Where Your “Domestic” OCTG Really Came From?


Since 2009, US companies have shown increased support for fellow US manufacturers.  The reasons for this are many, including patriotism, supporting the US economy (which should in turn grow their own business), shorter and more predictable supply chain, and known quality.  We see this trend from E&P companies particularly on OCTG casing with many jobs specifying domestic casing. 

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Speaks at Wheatland Tube

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We recently celebrated our two year anniversary in Chicago with a guided tour, luncheon and visit from Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the South Side Wheatland Tube manufacturing facility. Mayor Emanuel gave a speech highlighting Wheatland Tube's contribution to local economic growth, after remarks from JMC's CEO, Barry Zekelman, who spoke to the company's role in strengthening Chicago's workforce.

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SteelDay: Earn Credit at Certified HSS A1085 Presentation

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It’s that time of year again! October 4th is fast approaching, and that means SteelDay 2013 is right around the corner.

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