Editorial: I was a true greenhorn when I started covering the steel industry in 1995. “One of the first things you have to do is to tour a steelmaking facility,” my editor advised.
Editorial: In case you’ve been under a rock, there has been a bit of an oil shock.
Editorial: Mergers and acquisitions often seem exciting and game-changing at the time they are transacted, but we’ve seen this rodeo before.
Editorial: I like to think of transportation networks as similar to your circulatory or nervous system. There’s no motor function without them (pun intended).
Editorial: Free traders and the domestic steel industry are at loggerheads again, this time over a suspension agreement with Russia that allowed Russian hot-rolled coil to enter the U.S. market without duties for the past 15 years.
Editorial: Writing this editorial on the final day of the third quarter offers us some perspective on 2014.
Editorial: United States metals companies have sprung to the aid of communities during natural disasters but can you imagine them setting up humanitarian aid stations and evacuation centers, and idling production ... due to war?
From the Publisher - For years now, I have heard about the annual Metals Industry Dinner—a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, Chicago Area Council—at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
Editorial: It’s like a bad hangover. Of the few producers that issue earnings guidance, AK Steel Corp. mentioned additional costs would be realized in the second quarter as a result of not receiving iron ore in a timely fashion.
Editorial: Manufacturers have been offering fairly optimistic forecasts for the remainder of 2014