The American Iron and Steel Institute, once the envy of other material consortiums for its mammoth budget, has slashed marketing and ad expenditures because of declining membership. AISI's UltraLight Steel Auto Body Advanced Vehicle Concept (ULSAB-AVC) program and other research initiatives are unaffected by the cutbacks, which resulted in a number of layoffs at the public relations firm that handles media affairs for the Washington-based association. The research and development efforts ...

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