July 2009

Farm Equipment Market
Not All Bad
While it’s certainly not unaffected by the recession, the agriculture market’s fundamentals hold promise for renewed steel sales.

Optimism Cautiously Returns to Stainless
Stability in raw material prices and depleted inventories give stainless producers and distributors hope that the worst of the specialty market doldrums are in the past.

Spotlight on Technology: EPS vs. P&O
Will this new mechanical blasting process challenge chemical pickling as a preferred method for preparing the surface of steel coils?

Steel Survival Strategies
Will Steel’s Skies Ever Be As Blue?

Panelists at last month’s Steel Survival Strategies conference forecasted slowly improving conditions for the steel market, but questioned whether the industry will ever be the same in the aftermath of the current recession.

MCN Case Study: Alliance Steel
Spotting the Gaps

Despite the poor economy, Alliance Steel has gained market share by wooing sales “rock stars” and filling “gaps” in the shifting service center landscape.

From the Editor's Desk
Blue Skies Ahead for ‘Good Customers’
By Tim Triplett,
Editor-In-Chief

Business Topics
Cash for Clunkers to Have
Modest Effect on Steel Scrap Market
By Tim Triplett,
Editor-In-Chief
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