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Cause & effect

From the Editor - From supporting small businesses to buying local produce, there are messages everywhere that encourage consumers to consider the impact of their purchasing decisions both within their neighborhoods and the larger economy.

Risks & rewards

From the Editor - Companies that make confident and aggressive moves in a down market often win market share and invest at a low cost because they’re one step ahead of their competitors.

Service in a snap

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Face Time - Stephen Schober, president of Metal Supermarkets, discusses the niche market for multi-location, small-quantity metal suppliers

 

The third-generation problem

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From the Publisher - There is a saying about family-owned businesses: The first generation builds a business, the second runs it and the third ruins it.

Diversity of thinking

In this month’s cover story, “Business in the fast lane,” page 16, members of Modern Metals’ editorial advisory board discussed challenges they face, including the need to attract a multigenerational, diverse, skilled workforce to the manufacturing industry.

Addictive technology

Before smartphones, it wasn’t easy to buy movie tickets on the way to the theater, check maps while walking in circles around an unfamiliar block or post to Twitter or Facebook from the train. 

Empowering employees

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Establishing a corporate culture of service brings benefits

Confidence is contagious

Sara Blakely is the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world.

Choose your own adventure

Time travel is possible. A scent, a song, a meal at a restaurant can dredge up happy and sad memories of days gone by.

What’s ahead for aluminum?

Most consumers are familiar with a sleek aluminum enclosure for their electronics.

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July 2014

ON THE COVER: 
Iron ore strategies
Steelmakers look to secure supply and lower costs.

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