Motor function

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).

Tuesday | 25 November, 2014 | 11:23 am

Safe water

MM-1114-guest-sqareGuest Editorial - Moving to lead-free products isn’t just an obligation—it’s an opportunity

Trade/war, part II

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.

Gaining perspective

Editorial: Writing this editorial on the final day of the third quarter offers us some perspective on 2014.

Tuesday | 28 October, 2014 | 8:55 am

Mission critical

MM-1014-guest-squareGuest Editorial - Handheld analyzer ensures rapid metallurgical quality for fasteners


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?

Thursday | 18 September, 2014 | 2:44 pm

Turning ‘waste’ into fuel

MM-0914-guest-squareGuest Editorial - If your metals facility is producing wood residue from skids and crating, ask yourself this: Why is this “waste” not being burned for winter heating?

Shaping a lighter future for automobiles


Face Time - Jack Pell, vice-president of commercial sales at Sapa Extrusions North America, explains how extruded aluminum plays an important role in cars and trucks.

Giving back


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.

Bright light

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.

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