One of the countrya��s leading steel producers, U.S. Steel, signed on as a consortium’s new member. U.S. Steel, lead by Platts Global Metals Awards’ 2015 CEO of the Year Mario Longhi, ranked 15th largest steel-producing company worldwide in 2014 by the World Steel Association.
Steel producers and suppliers who are currently enrolled include AK Steel, ArcelorMittal, Praxair, NUCOR, Steel Dynamics Inc., SSAB and U.S. Steel. Several other producers and suppliers are in the enrollment process.
Benefits for Charter Members include discounted and fixed membership fees for three years. Additionally, Charter Members will participate in industry-led decision-making, accelerated innovation, value-added solutions, rapid access to research results, and leverage of CIVS technologies and funding agencies.
The consortium plans to launch its first group of projects in January. Supervised by industrial collaborators and university faculty members, Purdue Calumet students will apply CIVS technologies to conduct research projects selected by consortium members.
The Consortium is in the process of enrolling Charter Members.A� Benefits for Charter Members include discounted membership fees and guaranteed enrollment. A�Charter Members will drive the research selection process and give input on projects in November 2015.A� The Consortium will start work on projects in January 2016.
Companies interested in becoming members and participating in the project selection process should enroll now. Consortium membership and other information can be obtained by visiting www.steelconsortium.org, or contacting Director Zhou by phone 219-989-2765 or online at SteelConsortium@purduecal.edu.