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Steel industry cheers for Trump as it envisages a new dawn

Stock prices on the rise, lifted by his vow to protect US manufacturers against cheaper imports and invest up to US$1 trillion in infrastructure over the next decade

Workers preparing a steel roll for shipment at the Nucor Steel plant in Huger. Since Election Day, the company, which expects its mills to benefit from trade actions taken by Washington over the past year, has seen its stock price jump 13 per cent.

Huger, South Carolina

SAFELY stationed in the control pulpit, Chris St Amand is watching the pot boil.

Working the day shift at the sprawling Nucor Steel plant here, Mr St Amand monitors a 1.2 metre wide lasagna noodle of steel as it is dunked into a molten broth of protective...

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