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CAFE Encourages Vehicles to Sip Fuel – What It Means For You

When automakers talk about improving a vehicle, fuel efficiency is always a hot topic. Some government regulations and the environmental community are driving significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the automotive industry is at the center of the … Continue reading

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Day Trips: 5 Ways to Make the Most of What’s Around You

Think back to the last big trip you planned. In all likelihood, it involved scheduling time off work, saving a bit of money, making sure your vehicle was in tiptop shape and booking hotels along your route. Let’s not forget … Continue reading

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Collaboration Puts Us on the Road to Success at CAR MBS

Earlier this month, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) participated in the 2017 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS), held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. If you attended the event, chances are you … Continue reading

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Navigating Your Car Buying/Leasing Experience

There comes a time in most people’s life when they decide to get a new vehicle. For many people, this can be overwhelming and arguably one of the biggest decisions needed to be made. To make this experience simpler, here … Continue reading

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Different Grades, One Goal: Protecting Drivers

When you hear the phrase “high-strength steel,” what immediately comes to mind? Is it the capability for lightweighting? How about its recyclability? Or how new technology is making sweeping changes in the steel industry? Despite all of those being true, … Continue reading

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The Auto Industry’s High-Strength Diet Plan

Today’s vehicles are getting lighter, as we’ve documented in a previous blog post. A practice beginning on the heels of the Oil Crisis of the 1970s, the automotive industry continues to look to lightweighting to increase the fuel efficiency of … Continue reading

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Steel: Beyond the Body

Let’s look beyond the body and see where else high-strength steel provides value. Continue reading

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The Steel Industry’s Tech Transformation

ArcelorMittal Dofasco CEO Sean Donnelly discusses how technology is helping the steel industry respond to the automotive industry’s needs. Continue reading

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Your Summer Soundtrack Tune Up

The perfect playlist for a summer drive! Continue reading

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Volvo Wins Automotive Excellence Award at 16th annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar

Every year, the Steel Market Development Institute presents the Automotive Excellence Award at the annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference. Now in its 16th year, the conference features the best and brightest of the automotive and steel industries and … Continue reading

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