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Tuesday | 05 July, 2011 | 8:37 am

Selling companies

Second in a four-part series

Friday | 03 June, 2011 | 3:03 am

Death and taxes

First in a four-part series

Friday | 29 April, 2011 | 9:00 am

Insurance tools, trends and opportunities for metal service centers

Today’s metal service centers face increasing challenges: metals pricing instability, consumer demand inconsistency, financial performance pressure and tax, legal, human capital, regulatory and other administrative issues.

Wednesday | 06 April, 2011 | 3:20 am

CFOs reveal top concerns

Plans to hire more workers and increase capital expenditures jump start an optimistic outlook

Wednesday | 23 March, 2011 | 7:06 am

Fourth quarter 2010

Executive summary

Friday | 11 February, 2011 | 11:00 am

Seven steps to fleet safety

A majority of metal service centers deliver products to customers using a vehicle fleet. A delivery fleet can provide value, but there is operational exposure that should be safeguarded properly against potential loss.

Wednesday | 15 December, 2010 | 9:11 am

Exploring insurance alternatives that drive bottom-line results

Metal service centers and metals-related businesses know about change, from large fluctuations in metals prices and surcharges to inconsistent demand levels, consolidation, and regulatory and compliance issues.

Friday | 03 September, 2010 | 6:48 am

Power of protection

Preventing losses resulting from cranes, slings and overhead lifting

The impact of a human body colliding with steel products being lifted or carried with an overhead crane or lifting device is usually devastating.

Tuesday | 13 July, 2010 | 3:58 am

Top 10 tips for selling your business

Usually business sales are once-in-a-lifetime events. For many business owners, the prospect of selling their business after years of hard work can be emotional and difficult.

Wednesday | 21 April, 2010 | 4:51 am

Effective accident investigation for the metals industry

Anyone who has spent any time in the metals industry has conducted accident investigations, and in most cases, moved through the process quickly to address the next issue on the proverbial to-do list.

Thursday | 18 March, 2010 | 6:51 am

Fourth quarter 2009

Executive summary: Fundamentals within the domestic metals industry remained weak during the fourth quarter despite prices finding support through foreign demand and investor speculation.

Tuesday | 19 January, 2010 | 3:03 am

Organizational safety leadership for the metals industry

An effective employee safety program brings several benefits to a metals business, regardless of size. Let’s look back at how safety leadership practices began centuries ago.

Thursday | 19 November, 2009 | 4:43 am

Second quarter 2009 in review

The second quarter concluded with positive news for domestic steelmakers

Monday | 24 August, 2009 | 8:04 am

First quarter 2009 in review

Overall economic weakness continued throughout the first quarter of 2009

Wednesday | 05 August, 2009 | 9:30 am

South and Southeast

Recent macroeconomic data and investor sentiment across equity, debt and commodity markets suggest that the worst of the current recession, now over 18 months long, might be behind us.

Monday | 15 June, 2009 | 5:24 am

Smart stimuli

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction--in physics, and in manufacturing finance
Thursday | 23 April, 2009 | 8:10 am

Bank with a mission

Overlooked financial resource supports sales in emerging markets

Thursday | 16 April, 2009 | 5:52 am

Metals industry 2008 in review

During 2008, steelmakers proved their ability to react to global economic conditions as they pursued strategies of backward integration during the first half of the year and production discipline during the second half.

Tuesday | 17 March, 2009 | 9:20 am

Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota

Friday | 24 October, 2008 | 3:22 am

Second quarter 2008 in Review

Strong global demand and a shortage of crude steel led to record-high carbon steel prices.

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