steel·mak·er | \ˈstēl-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of steelmaker 

: a manufacturer of steel

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steelmaking \ˈstēl-ˌmā-kiŋ \ noun

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For ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, that evolution could determine whether the metal retains a century-long role as the primary material in most new cars and trucks. Thomas Biesheuvel,, "A Steelmaker’s Plan to Win Back the Car of the Future," 16 Jan. 2018 The union said the steelmaker is also seeking concessions in active and retiree health care, incentive and vacation pay, family and medical leave, contracting out jobs, seniority and scheduling. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "NW Indiana steel contract talks start with sides far apart," 13 July 2018 The nonbinding vote marked the first time the Senate went on the record over tariffs that have hit aluminum and steelmakers in Canada, Mexico and the European Union and potentially threaten overseas auto makers as well. Vivian Salama, WSJ, "Senate Takes Symbolic Step to Assert Power on Trade," 11 July 2018 Mordashov, the chairman of rival steelmaker Severstal Pjsc, has seen his fortune increase 2.6 percent to $20.18 billion. Alexander Sazonov,, "Russia Has a New Richest Person," 4 June 2018 Jindal Steel & Power, the Indian steelmaker controlled by billionaire Savitri Jindal’s family, manufactures sponge iron, mild steel, and cement. Paul Burkhardt,, "Jindal Steel South Africa Units File for Business Protection," 26 June 2018 Contract negotiations between United Steelworkers and ArcelorMittal got off to an uncertain start, with the union saying the international steelmaker is seeking major concessions despite the improved market and economy. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "NW Indiana steel contract talks start with sides far apart," 13 July 2018 China became the world’s top steelmaker in the 1990s, and Bethlehem Steel closed its plant in Bethlehem in 1995. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 But the city was already struggling amid increasing competition from Chinese steelmakers, and the effects of a highly unusual 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck last November. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "South Korea’s steel heartland frets about looming American tariffs," 20 Mar. 2018

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1774, in the meaning defined above

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