The American Dream Realized from the Factory Floor

When “Ted” Tadeusz Szarek immigrated from Poland to America in 1974, jobs were scarce. But at Wheatland Tube in Chicago, he found a career that has spanned 43 years and supported his family. Listen to learn why American manufacturing and steel matter so much to Ted and his community.

Why This CEO Backs Steel Tariffs—Even Though His Business Depends on Buying Steel

When President Donald Trump announced trade action against steel imports in March, the CEO and executive chairman of North America's largest steel pipe and tube manufacturer granted each of his employees an annual $1,000 bonus for each year the steel tariffs are in place. Although his company must buy steel to make its own products, here's why Barry Zekelman believes steel tariffs are critical to America's success.

Design School Graduate Sews Her Way to Success

When Tori Tissell graduated from design school in 2011, she wasn't sure how she would make ends meet, let alone provide Christmas presents for all her friends and family. However, Tissell's ingenuity not only solved her Christmas troubles but also launched a business, Storiarts, that continues to grow today.