The following article originally appeared at Breitbart News: The Latest on the steel industry’s collapse and consolidation article The steel industry is collapsing and consolidating in many states.
As of February 1, there were 8,700 steel mill closures in the US, down from 13,300 in 2016.
In many parts of the US there are only two steel mills left, which are already closing.
Steelworkers and communities across the country are struggling to find work and find adequate funding to survive.
But as of February, there was still $1.1 trillion left in the global steel industry.
What’s at stake for the steelworker and communities of Appalachia, where thousands of steelworkers and miners have lost their jobs since 2016?
As part of our investigation into the steel mills, we are asking our readers to share their stories and the challenges they face.
Here’s what you can tell us about the steel mill closings, consolidations, and steel industry downturns.
What are the reasons for the closures?
The U.S. Steel mill closures are a direct result of President Donald Trump’s anti-industry agenda.
On January 29, the Trump administration announced it was closing 2,000 mills across the US.
On January 31, Trump said that if the steelmakers had stayed, the US would have a manufacturing base that is now more than twice as large as that of China, a country with one of the largest steel mills in the world.
A total of $1 trillion has been wiped out since Trump’s inauguration, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.
In response to the steel companies’ decision to leave the U.A.E., Trump vowed to “open the floodgates” for American steel.
The steel industry has suffered a major decline in output over the last few years, with more than 100,000 jobs lost over that span.
At the same time, demand for steel in the United States has been falling, according, in part, to the U