In terms of the two bankruptcy situations, we've been following them very carefully. I think the positive signs in each instance are that there is an investor who is looking at structuring a deal to restructure the business and have a viable business at the other end of the CCAA process. I think that's an extremely positive sign.
We've talked a lot about the dumping issue today, and the other challenge the industry has been facing is the fact that a lot of it was buoyed by high energy prices for a number of years. It's obviously an extremely important market for them, and that market has been impacted. Also, of course, in 2008-09, we all saw what happened to automobile sales, and that was another really important marketplace for steel.
The demand for cars now is actually as strong as it's been in a very long time. We've all seen the very good news that's been happening in Canada around investments from automobile companies. I find myself saying that if the price of oil were to go up a bit more, that would be very positive as well for that industry in allowing some of the exploration that draws very heavily on steel to take root as well. I think there are many positive signs on the horizon for the industry.
I would note as well that while we obviously have two major players that have been facing difficulties around financial restructuring, there's a third large player in Hamilton, in ArcelorMittal. They're all actually quite good mills, and they have very strong assets. I had the opportunity to tour the Stelco assets in Hamilton about two weeks ago. You walk through those lines, and they aren't the steel mills that we see on television, as you well know, or the ones that we grew up with. I also grew up in the Soo, so I remember what the steel mills looked like in the 1980s. These are highly advanced manufacturing processes. A lot of investments have been made. There are a lot of good assets there that will serve the industry very well as there is improvement.
I think ArcelorMittal has done an absolutely tremendous job by diversifying in the marketplace in a way that's allowed them to produce high-quality steel that's very targeted at certain markets. They've managed to do extremely well throughout this period, partly because they are so diversified in the types of products they're producing.