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Economic ebb & flow

From the Editor - Since it entered the world stage, China’s economy has had a huge effect on the fortunes of the global market—for better or worse.

Answering tough processing questions

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With Dan Phillips and Bill Boak of Chicago Steel.

What’s your dream ride?

From the Editor - I wouldn’t consider myself a gearhead, but I like cars. Although my current vehicle is utilitarian and gets me from one place to another, that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about what could be parked in my garage one day—maybe a rugged Jeep or a sleek, sporty convertible.

Answering tough processing questions

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With Dan Phillips and Bill Boak of Chicago Steel.

Building better bridges

From the Editor - Humans aren’t born with an innate fear of heights. Research suggests it’s a learned response as babies gain experience crawling and navigating the world on their own. As we grow, our sense of space and danger is developed through our unique experiences of trial and error.

Underwater plasma cutting

MM-0713-facetime-squareFace Time - When deciding between a downdraft table and a water table, companies take many factors into consideration 

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.

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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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