Newsletter - June 2018
June 2018

(Chicago, IL) The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property. Fabricated structural steel was added for consideration to the Section 301 tariff list due in part to AISC’s advocacy and testimony at last month’s USTR Section 301 public hearing in Washington, D.C.

The list of products covers more than 1,000 separate U.S. tariff lines valued at approximately $50 billion in 2018 trade values.

The tariff list is separated into two separate groups:

  1. USTR has determined to impose an additional duty of 25% on the first list of products valued at approximately $34 billion after having sought and received views from the public and advice from the appropriate trade advisory committees. Customs and Border Protection will begin to collect the additional duties on July 6, 2018.
  2. The second set of proposed tariff lines, including those related to fabricated structural steel, have been identified by the interagency Section 301 Committee as benefiting from Chinese industrial policies, including the “Made in China 2025” industrial policy. The second set, which cover approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China, will undergo further review in a public notice and comment process, including a public hearing. After completion of this process, USTR will issue a final determination on the products from this list that would be subject to the additional duties.

SFNE Linked In Members Only Group
SFNE is proud to announce that members can now join, and communicate with other members through a private Linked In Group.

If you would like to be added to the group please click here.

Make sure you are logged into your Linked In account. Once you are on the group's page, please click "Ask to Join" in the upper right hand corner of the page.

This group is MEMBER'S ONLY , and all requests will be monitored with careful review of the current membership list.

SFNE will review all requests to join the group within 24 hours. If you have not been accepted to the group in a timely fashion, please call Julia Dacey at 603-766-7363, or click here to email her. SFNE encourage you to interact with one another, share ideas, and continue to positively promote the steel fabrication industry.

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SFNE Golf Tournament September 21, 2018

Red Tail Golf Club, Devens, MA
Register to play in the Annual Golf Classic at Red Tail and reconnect with your SFNE friends and colleagues in the New England steel industry. The Scramble Format Tournament will start with a shotgun at 9 am. The Tournament fee includes breakfast, boxed lunch, dinner a “Have Fun” packet, golf, golf cart, and an American made golf vest.
Registration Fees:

Single Golfer $190

Lunch Only $60


Click here  to register online

Click here  to download an invitation and registration form

Available Sponsorship Opportunities


Masters Champion – $1,500
Open Champion – $800
Breakfast Sponsor – $750
Players Club – $320
Hole In One Contest – $300
Straightest Drive Contest – $300
Putting Contest – $300
Tee Sponsor – $150

8:00 am – 9:00 am 
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – Finish
Shotgun Start Scramble Format

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Networking Reception, Dinner & Awards
SFNE needs volunteers to help out at registration, at the hole contests and to sell raffle tickets. In exchange for your time we would like to invite you to attend the dinner. What could be better than a day out on a beautiful golf course and FREE breakfast, lunch and dinner? If you can volunteer for the day, please add your name to the registration.

SFNE has reserved a block of rooms at the Spring Hill Suites Hotel.

To make a reservation please  click here.

The reservation deadline is 8/30/18 and the group rate is $124.00, plus tax.
Special thanks to the 2018 Golf Tournament Committee

Chairman, Gilder Hatchett, Tekla Corporation
Paul England, V & S Taunton Galvanizing
Rens Hayes, Rens Welding & Fabricating
Sean Hood, USI New England
John Sorrentino, Capone Iron Corporation
Brent Smith, Duncan Galvanizing
Jessica Yim, Triad Metals International
Current Sponsors
Masters Sponsor
Masters Sponsor
Masters Sponsor
Golf Vest Sponsor

Beverage Cart Sponsor

Awards Lunch Sponsor
Longest Drive Sponsor
Closest to the Pin Sponsor
Click here to register!

Phone: 603-766-7363
Fax: 508-232-6005