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.
Guest Editorial - Dust is a nuisance in any metalworking facility: But when dust is combustible, it poses a serious threat to life and property.
Editorial: Manufacturers have been offering fairly optimistic forecasts for the remainder of 2014
Face Time - BTM Saws’ Ian Tatham addresses changes to a process that remains true to its time-tested design and development
Editorial: I would like to introduce myself in case we’ve never met.
Guest Editorial - A common theme with our steel service center customers is the ongoing need to receive, cut, pull, ship and process more material in less time, with fewer people or less equipment.
From the Editor - Word-of-mouth advertising has evolved with technology. When customers talk in person with their friends and acquaintances about their experiences, the information might reach a couple dozen people. Those opinions have a much further reach when posted online.
Face Time - Frank Bergren, managing director of Metal Partners Rebar, discusses the state of the union for the rebar industry in the face of disputes with Turkey- and Mexico-based suppliers.
Face Time - Jochen Duemler, CEO and head of the Americas Region of trade credit insurer Euler Hermes, explains how its product expands business, even in the face of volatility