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Look around you-steel is everywhere! Cars and skyscrapers, canned foods and bridges, it's hard not to see steel being used for its strength, safety, durability and recyclability. This summer we're taking a roadtrip across North America to showcase the stories, facts and examples of steel being used to benefit the lives of everyone. So buckle up, roll down the windows and join us on the #SummerOfSteel Roadtrip!

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Shelton, WA

Bridges are designed to get people safely from one side of the river to the other, but for those who want an up-close look at the river accompanied by a rush of adrenaline, you can bungee jump off of High Steel Bridge at the Olympic National Forest.
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Bremerton, WA

Ship dismantling is advancing in sophistication and can provide millions of tons of steel scrap, which can be recycled into new bridges or cans.
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San Francisco, CA

Now here's a site to see! The Bay Bridge House in San Franscico uses recycled materials to conserve 792 tons of steel salvaged from the historical Bay Bridge.
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Modesto, CA

Peaches are picked and packed at the peak of freshness from a variety of farms and commercial canning facilities in Modesto, CA. Without canned fruit, we would not be able to enjoy the delicious California cling peaches year round.
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Los Angeles, CA

Whether you're packing for a movie premiere or your surfboard for the beach in LA, a vehicle made with steel can be light and strong, which means a quieter ride and better handling.
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San Angelo, TX

Need a break from the outdoors? Buildings across the country are using cool metal roofing to keep you comfortable all summer long. Reflectance coatings on metal roofing can save 25% in energy costs while mitigating the heat island effect, as demonstrated by new technologies on a dynamic roofing system installed at Goodfellow Air Force Base.
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Monterrey, MX

The Museo Del Acero in Monterrey, Mexico is designed in and around Horno Alto #3, one of the three original blast furnaces in Monterrey's Parque Fundidora. The abandoned blast furnace structure houses an interactive exhibit which brings the old furnace to simulated life, with galleries about the steelmaking process and the history of steel production in Mexico.
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Menomonie, WI

Cindy Brown, president of Chippewa Valley Beans and Doane Farms, one of Bush Brother's suppliers of kidney beans, is a sixth generation farmer. Their family farm is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin and is the nation's largest grower of dark red kidney beans.
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Atlanta, GA

Drivers start your engines! When NASCAR drivers take to the track each year at the Atlanta Motor Speedway (or any of the other NASCAR tracks) at speeds of 200 mph or faster, inconsistent performance is not an option. The vehicles you see on the track each week are steel intensive. And it's not the just the bodies - it's key structural areas in the vehicle that protect drivers in a crash - specifically the roll cage.
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Detroit, MI

Detroit isn't nicknamed the 'Motor City' for nothing. In fact, it's the birthplace to the automobile and home to the FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. You can catch a glimpse of these carmakers and others at the North American International Auto Show in January and shop for your new steel-intensive vehicle for that next family road trip.
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Toledo, OH

With farms across northeast Ohio, the Hirzel Canning Company, which produces the Dei Fratelli brand of canned tomato products, reports that 55% of its farmers are within 15 miles of one of its canning facilities, 69% are within 30 miles and 100% are within 50 miles of one of its facilities.
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Cleveland, OH

A globally competitive national economy depends on an efficient, modern and integrated transportation network. Investments in infrastructure like Cleveland, Ohio's George V. Voinovich Bridge are paramount to these efforts.
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Perry Township, OH

Steel bridges help you get wherever you want your road trip to take you! Not only can steel be crafted into short span bridges that are durable and cost-effective, but sustainable as well! The cost savings of this steel bridge in Muskingum County, OH versus other materials means that more bridges can be repaired and replaced sooner. Time to hit the road!
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Toronto, ON

ArcelorMittal Dofasco, the official steel supplier to the 2015 Pan American Games, contributed 34 tonnes and 10 types of made-in-Hamilton steel for both the Games' and People's (replica) cauldrons used in the opening ceremony July 10. The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games runs through July 26 and the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games will run August 7 to 15.
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Pittsburgh, PA

Steel is foundational to PNC's LEED Platinum priority for its new global headquarters. 10,000 tons of steel were used, manufactured domestically and fabricated locally and, like all steel, was made from recycled steel scrap, conserving energy natural resources and carbon impact.
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Washington, DC

The recent signing of legislation to strengthen trade laws represented the culmination of dedication and hard work by many members of the steel industry, partner industries and numerous steel champions in the House and Senate. The provisions give the industry much needed improved tools to combat unfair trade and addressed issues that have developed in the 20 years since the Congress last updated these trade laws.
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Hibbing, MN

Minnesota is the largest producer of iron ore and taconite in the United States. The taconite is crushed, processed into hard, marble-sized pellets, and shipped to steel mills. The taconite pellets are melted in blast furnaces and then blown with oxygen to make steel. Minnesota currently has six operating taconite plants which make the pellets.
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New York, NY

Your vehicle can get pretty full with suitcases, camping supplies and the kids' electronics while packing for the summer road trip. Steel is making it possible for automakers to make new models large, yet light. The 2016 Nissan Maxima - which debuted at the 2016 New York International Auto Show - is lighter and leaner than the previous model.
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Agawam, MA

The new Wicked Cyclone roller coaster at Six Flags New England opened to the public on Memorial Day weekend. It replaces a wooden roller coaster and is one of only a few coasters in the world to have a wooden base and a steel superstructure, making for a "crazy smooth" ride with more twists, flips, and crazy maneuvers.
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Boston, MA

When you buy any product, you expect to be able to utilize that product to its fullest value and capacity. Anything less would be wasted. Purchasing food is often a juggling act of buying enough nutritious options in the short term to feed your family but not so much that it begins to spoil, which leaves less for you to worry about while you're traveling the country!
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Watford City, ND

Energy is of critical importance to the steel industry, as the production of steel is inherently energy intensive and the industry also provides materials to the energy market. In the last few years, the discovery and increased production of oil and natural gas from domestic shale formations is presenting steelmakers with new options for how to make products more efficiently. These developments also provide expanded markets for steel pipe and tube products that are essential to the production and transmission of both natural gas and oil.
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Salt Lake City, UT

At the University of Utah, large bench-scale testing project is currently underway on novel flash ironmaking, an innovative technology based on the direct gaseous reduction of fine iron oxide concentrates in a flash reduction process.
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Tooele County, UT

Each year, up to 12,000 derby fans come to watch Punishment at the Peak at the Tooele County Fair where steel is the only thing keeping drivers safe from other drivers.
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Omaha, NE

Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, contains more than 500,000 pounds of steel reinforcement.
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Manitou Springs, CO

The Cog Railway which uses a steel single-cog strub system to climb 9% grades up to 14,414 feet at the top of Pike's Peak.
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Kansas City, KS

Kansas City tramway uses 765 tons of block rail (from Arcelor Mittal Steelton) to connect the city.
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Sandia, NM

Head to the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show in Sandia, NM! Have a stomach of steel? Try one of these spicy chili recipes made with canned foods and make sure to attend the show.
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Marquette, MI

Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP) is where North America's biggest iron ore supplier Cliffs has been mining for more than 165 years. The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 48-mile rail trail across Marquette County in Michigan's UP. 28 miles of the trail are either paved and or a crushed limestone/granite. It interprets the sites and stories of the Marquette Iron Range and connects the most populated cities of the region. The trail is open for walkers, runners, bikers and nature enthusiasts in the warm weather months.
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During the #SummerOfSteel Roadtrip, we're collecting the best stories and photos of steel benefiting our everyday life. You too can help with the collection and, by doing so, enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Simply share a photo of how steel is used and/or benefiting you with the two hashtags #summerofsteel and #contest on Twitter and/or Instagram between now and September 13, 2015. Both hashtags must be included and each time you share a new post, you will earn another entry. See complete rules.
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