Hot-Roll Steel Underachieves
Experts are cool to hot-roll's growth prospects in 2017.
Tool Steel: Duty Bound?
Tool steel has gotten swept up in the trade case on cut-to-length plate, making suppliers wonder where the material will come from in 2017 and how much will it cost.
The Mills That Really Deliver
Where's the Truck? In the eyes of steel buyers, it's delivery that separates some suppliers from the rest of the pack.
Aluminum's Strength Eludes Distributors
Global production of aluminum is growing, but U.S. and Canadian service centers are not getting a full share of the gains.
Experts predict steady growth in defense spending, fueled by ongoing world conflicts.


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