Statement by The Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute Entered Into House Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing Record

cfsbiWashington, D.C. March 21, 2013) On behalf of The Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute, Chairman C. Davis Nelson submitted a statement to the United States House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, in connection with today’s subcommittee hearing entitled “Our Nation of Builders: The Strength of Steel.” This was the second in a series of planned hearings examining the domestic manufacturing industry.

The Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute (CFSBI) is the trade association for the North American cold finished steel bar industry. CFSBI’s overall mission is to promote and encourage beneficial and useful growth and development of the cold finished steel bar industry and to foster, among the public, the government, members of the industry and major user groups, an awareness and recognition of matters and conditions of importance to or affecting the industry.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Lee Terry (R‐NE) entered the CFSBI statement into the hearing record by unanimous consent.

Cold finished steel bar is incorporated into a wide range of consumer, industrial, aerospace, and military products. Essentially any product that contains a motor or moving part contains one or more components made from cold finished steel bar. The U.S. cold finished steel bar industry produces high quality products on an efficient and cost‐competitive basis, using highly trained workers under environmentally sound conditions. The CFSBI is a trade association of these producers:
Alton Steel, Inc.*
American Bar Products, Inc.
Arcelor Mittal

Long Carbon North America*

Banner Service Corp
Charter Steel, A Division of Charter
Manufacturing Company*
Charter Wire, A Division of Charter Manufacturing Company
Corey Steel Company
Keystone Profiles
Krueger and Company, Inc.
Nelsen Steel & Wire
Niagara LaSalle Company
Nucor Steel
Taubensee Steel Corporation
Wilton Precision Steel