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Ambassador Kirk Meets with Dan DiMicco, CEO of Nucor Corporation

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk met with Dan DiMicco, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Nucor Corporation, currently the largest U.S. steel producer today in Washington, D.C. The two discussed how USTR is helping to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector.

This meeting came after Ambassador Kirk’s recent trip to the Pittsburgh-area to deliver a major address on the importance of trade policy enforcement. Today, Ambassador Kirk emphasized to Mr. DiMicco USTR’s commitment to create a level playing field in the global marketplace. U.S. is working to ensure the safety of American workers like the 20,000 people Nucor employs in 22 states across the country.

Nucor is the world’s largest steel “minimill” company, and the world’s largest steel recycler. The company makes steel primarily by melting steel scrap in small, efficient furnaces. Due to its sustainable, innovative approach to steel manufacturing, Nucor has been one of the most consistently profitable steel companies in the world.

In the wake of the economic downturn, steel demand fell to its lowest level in decades early last year. Nucor has gradually increased production, and returned to profit in the second quarter of 2010.

Ambassador Kirk and Dan DiMiccoAmbassador Kirk with Dan DiMicco, CEO of Nucor Corporation