Cycling through

Editorial: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Tuesday | 27 October, 2015 | 10:36 am

Gaining flexibility in the blanking process

MM 1015 guest squareGuest Editorial - The globalization of the automotive industry has put a focus on mass customization, where product variance to meet individual market needs can put a strain on manufacturing capacity and resource planning.

Partnering for growth

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Face Time - Christy Metals values its reach into diverse business activities but stays centered on service

A colossus reborn?

Editorial: In her poem, “New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus describes our Statue of Liberty as the Mother of Exiles. Manufacturers, “tempest tossed” by the vagaries of the international marketplace, are rediscovering the New World as arguably the smartest place to produce durable goods.

Building consensus?

Editorial: By volume, nonresidential construction is the largest consuming market for metal products in North America but the housing bust and related economic crisis of 2008 put a fat dent in demand.

Leveling high strength steel

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Face Time - Brownie Cox, Industry Manager for The Bradbury Company, on AHSS and other high-strength materials and its impact on leveling equipment

Blue steel

Editorial: I may as well confess my bias right here. I am the daughter of a police officer who served the City of Chicago for more than 33 years. And my brother has been on the force for 24 years.

Seeking a good fit


Face Time -As Gregg Mollins becomes CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., he defines the moniker “acquirer of choice”

Material inventiveness

Editorial: Any dullard who thinks metals is a static, one-note, low-tech, plodding industry suffering from an 18th century mentality can be re-educated with this one illuminating issue that you hold in your hands.

Greenhorn gets hooked

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.

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