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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.

Minimizing dust hazards

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Dust is a nuisance in any metalworking facility: But when dust is combustible, it poses a serious threat to life and property.

Momentous spring

Editorial: Manufacturers have been offering fairly optimistic forecasts for the remainder of 2014

Minor tweaks offer major impact

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Face Time - BTM Saws’ Ian Tatham addresses changes to a process that remains true to its time-tested design and development

Let’s talk metals

Editorial: I would like to introduce myself in case we’ve never met.

Doing more with less

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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.

Creatively connected

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.

Courting rebar’s future

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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.

Insuring the future, forging ahead

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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

In the black

From the Editor - In my family, we cook, eat and watch football on Thanksgiving. It’s a day where no one counts calories and we just enjoy the time together—in addition to the potato gratin and cornbread dressing.

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July 2014

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Iron ore strategies
Steelmakers look to secure supply and lower costs.

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