Steel Stories by U. S. Steel
Welcome to Steel Stories by U. S. Steel. From market insights to industry trends, we will delve into the wealth of knowledge with world-renowned experts and industry thought leaders who will share their unique perspectives on global events shaping the future of steel. References to “greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)” throughout podcasts, in the context of U. S. Steel’s GHG reduction goals, refer to Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.
From Ore to More: Diving in with ResponsibleSteel™
March 15, 2023 • 41 MIN
In this episode, we’ll explore the intricacies of the steel manufacturing and sustainability process, and understand just how many economic steps are required in order for us to move towards a better, more environmentally friendly world. Host David Kirkpatrick welcomes Annie Heaton, CEO of ResponsibleSteel™, a multistakeholder organization founded to bring together steelmakers, civil society, suppliers, and downstream users to provide a global standard and certification initiative for steel.
Made Sustainably in America
March 15, 2023 • 34 MIN
Hear from Mike Martignetti, Vice President of Sales for CSC (Canam Steel Corporation) and Ben Trotter, Director of Sales for U. S. Steel as they dive headfirst into the flexibility of steel; why sustainability is so important to not just the future of the industry, but to the world; how much the government is driving these changes; and what we should expect to see for non-residential construction demand in the coming years.
Banking on Green Steel: Sustainable Finance in Steel
March 15, 2023 • 31 MIN
Special guest host Arne Jahn, Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer at U. S. Steel, welcomes Erik van Doezum, Director, Metals, Mining & Fertilizers EMEA / CF&A at ING, and Marilyn Ceci, Senior Advisor to the Center for Carbon Transition at J.P. Morgan to discuss the risks, challenges, and opportunities presented to companies that invest in sustainability as a strategy.
Framing a Sustainable Future with Steel Building Construction - Part 1
May 24, 2023 • 31 MIN
It’s easy to build a case for steel. Steel is sustainable and durable, lasting for decades. It is, quite literally, the ultimate building material for a circular economy. So why isn’t steel used more in residential buildings…and what is a ‘barndominium’?
Framing a Sustainable Future with Steel Building Construction (Gallery Stroll) - Part 2
May 24, 2023 • 12 MIN
Steel buildings come in all shapes and sizes and more often, they look nothing like their antiquated ancestors. Take an audio stroll with Tony Bouquot, General Manager of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, as he shares the details of seven different steel building designs that look nothing like any steel structures you might imagine. Click the links below to follow along and hear more about each project.
The Carbon Countdown: Reshaping the Steel Industry for a Greener Future
June 28, 2023 • 32 MIN
Steel Stories delves into why the steel industry is hard to abate, the importance of technology scaling and commercialization, and the core differences between an electric arc furnace and a blast furnace. Guest Brenda Petrilena also shares U. S. Steel’s own 2030 objective for a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (scopes 1 and 2), as well as the even more intense 2050 objective and how the industrial decarbonization program has supported the advancements of transformational technologies.
Continuing the Legacy of Syd Mead with Roger Servick, President of Syd Mead Inc.
August 9, 2023 • 44 MIN
Syd Mead (1933 - 2019) was one of the most influential industrial designers of his time. He was well known for neo-futuristic designs and concept art, which led to him working on hit blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Aliens, and Tron. Early on in his career, Syd collaborated with U. S. Steel, where he was given the creative freedom to do what he liked, so long as he showcased steel!
Google, A.I. & Steel: Looking into the Future of Steel with Matt Wilding of U. S. Steel
September 20, 2023 • 45 MIN
A.I is everywhere. It’s revolutionizing the way we approach our work and automate our lives. Get ready to dive deep into the world of Generative A.I. to discover why A.I. isn't just a buzzword, it's the catalyst for innovation that will reshape not only the steel sector, but all manufacturing industries, ushering in a more sustainable and efficient future. We welcome Matt Wilding, PhD. Senior Director of Financial Data, Analytics and Enterprise Performance Management here at U. S. Steel who shares how Google Cloud's Generative A.I. is revolutionizing the steel industry, improving operational efficiencies, and enhancing the employee experience at U. S. Steel. With his extensive background, including a tenure at McKinsey & Company and contributions to the U. S. Department of Energy, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and unravels the unexpected ways A.I. is forging a path towards a brighter and more eco-conscious world for us all.
From Hard Hats to 'Smart' Hats: The Future of Steelworker Safety with Doug Matthews of Guardhat
October 25, 2023 • 30 MIN
Steel manufacturing is important, but even more important is the safety of the workers in steel plants. In this episode, we embark on a riveting voyage through the digital age of worker safety in the steel industry…or even, every industry. Doug Matthews, Chief Growth Officer at Guardhat and former senior executive at U. S. Steel, joins host David Kirkpatrick to explore the distinctive challenges faced by not just steelworkers, but anyone working in high-risk environments, from extreme temperatures to toxic gases, and the dedicated efforts to ensure their safety.
Unpacking American Steel Trade, National Security, and Overcapacity with Ben Caryl
November 29, 2023 • 38 MIN
Why is steel so important? What is steel “overcapacity” and why does it matter? Which country produces more steel than the rest of the world combined? What is trade “Whac-A-Mole”?
In this episode, we unravel the intricacies of the steel industry with our guest, Ben Caryl, Associate General Counsel of International Trade & Public Policy at U. S Steel. Ben discusses steel’s long, long history and delves into why foreign government support for steel production and exports has fueled massive global steel overcapacity and imports into the United States that impact American steel mills, workers, and national security.