As the voice for an essential and dynamic industry, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is engaged at both national and state levels -- advocating and marketing for our industry’s ability to produce to high standards with a steady workforce, in a safe environment, and with a reliable network of roadways upon which our work products can be efficiently delivered.

With an operational workforce of more than 90,000 across 47 states, the collective membership of CRSI represents an estimated 90% of domestic reinforcing steel production in the United States. The reinforcing steel products such as those produced, fabricated, delivered, and placed by our members are essential elements of nearly every building constructed in the United States and approximately 50% of the country’s heavily-trafficked highways.

As major contributors to the building and maintenance of North America’s core infrastructure, our members understand well the importance of resilient highways, bridges, and buildings and the reliable flow of commerce. Our members also take great pride in knowing that the products they create help provide critical safe harbor from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes for tens of thousands of people each year in public safety facilities, schools, hospitals, and office buildings. The attributes of these products play a vital role in our nation’s economy and livelihood.

In order to grow our economy and ensure future prosperity, CRSI takes an active role in looking out for, informing on, and speaking on behalf of industry interests regarding public policy formation and marketplace initiatives.

For more information please contact:

Barbara Burchett

CRSI Government Affairs
Representative Contact

John Martin

CRSI Government Affairs
Chairman Contact


 

CRSI Political Action Committee (RebarPAC)

CRSI successfully launched and maintains a political action committee (PAC) to build relationships and support candidates/politicians who best represent our interests.

Significance

CRSI Government Affairs Committee members make up the membership of the Steering Committee. A PAC is a tool and a service for CRSI and its members and provides vehicle for participation and partnership in the political arena. Establishing the RebarPAC has given us recognition and respect in the lobbying arena.

CRSI monitors legislation and regulations and advocates for the industry, and our members' interests, in the political arena in Washington D.C. The RebarPAC was created in 2014 to allow CRSI to support congressional leadership who are supporters of industry goals in the areas of transportation funding, resilient construction, and other policy areas important to the industry. With member support, CRSI has issued position communications, letters of support and opposition statements, both as the Institute and in coordination with coalition partners. To be effective, CRSI continues to solicit contributions to our political action committee (RebarPAC) in order to maintain a voice in the governmental arena.

RebarPAC is the federally registered, nonpartisan political action committee of Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. The PAC allows CRSI members to pool personal, voluntary financial contributions to support lawmakers at the federal level. The RebarPAC Steering Committee includes Chairman Scott Stevens, Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ray Bauer, CRSI President David McDonald, company members Eileen Bradner, Kim Corwin, Kim Selph and Adam Simmet, and is advised by Government Affairs Representative Barbara Burchett.

With member support, CRSI has issued position communications, letters of support and opposition statements, both as the Institute and in coordination with coalition partners. To be effective, CRSI continues to solicit contributions in order to maintain a voice in the legislative arena.

Prior Approval Required

Per the Federal Election Commission's regulations, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is required to request written prior approval of CRSI members before soliciting contributions to CRSI RebarPAC. Corporations may not approve solicitations by more than one trade association for the same calendar year. If you have not already granted CRSI RebarPAC prior approval, we ask that you please take a moment now to fill out the form and return it to CRSI. support congressional leadership who are supporters of industry goals in the areas of transportation funding, resilient construction, and other policy areas important to the industry.