BizVoice -- January / February 2018

January/February 2018 – BizVoice/Indiana Chamber 41 Raw Steel Production (annual tons) 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 Northeast region Illinois North Central region Texas Western region Pennsylvania Michigan Ohio Southern Coastal region Southern region Indiana ■ 2012 ■ 2016 While Indiana’s history as a leader in steelmaking goes back over 40 years (the state typically trailed just Pennsylvania in production prior to 1975), here is a more current snapshot from AISI to show how the industry has been changing in the last five to 10 years: • Indiana’s 2016 production of raw steel was up over 5% from 2015, but down 5% from 2012; total U.S. production in 2016 was down 13% from 2012 • Indiana’s steel industry directly employs more than 20,000 workers; the U.S. steel industry directly employs around 140,000 • Over 160,000 total jobs are supported by the steel industry in Indiana • The national steel industry’s employment (see chart at left) dropped significantly during the recession of 2008 and 2009, losing 26,000 employees. Employment peaked again in 2012, but has lost over 12,000 employees since then When Elwood Haynes drove his “Pioneer”, the first gasoline-powered automobile, down Pumpkinvine Pike in Kokomo, Indiana in 1864, he set inmotion an inventive spirit. He was a tireless inventor who developed the unique metal alloy that led to the foundation of Haynes International and inspired our tradition of innovation. One of our recent accomplishments has landed our high-temperature alloy on the surface of Mars. HAYNES® 230® alloy was used in the rocket engine thrusters of the Sky Crane delivery vehicle that lowered the rover, “Curiosity”, to the Martian surface. For more than 100 years, we have developed, manufactured, and distributed high-performance alloys that have played a critical role in aerospace, power generation, chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, and history. We’re bringing Indiana closer to Mars. 1020 W. Park Avenue • Kokomo, Indiana 46904 HaynesIntl_HalfPgAd.indd 1 11/16/17 10:42 AM Northeast region: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland North Central region: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa Western region: Colorado, Utah, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and Hawaii Southern Coastal region: Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisiana Southern region: Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Arkansas