High Hopes for Heavy Equipment
Weak demand and excessive destocking created a difficult environment for heavy machinery manufacturers and their suppliers in 2009. But inventory replenishment and an improving economy promise modest gains in consumption of metals by equipment makers in the coming year.
Specialty Steel Outlook:
Healthier, But Not Robust
Finally off life support, the stainless steel market faces a lengthy rehab.
Kaiser Debuts Kalamazoo
Kaiser Aluminum sees its new Kalamazoo plant as the key to becoming the low-cost provider of soft alloy extrusions in the Midwest.
MCN Case Study: Christy Metals
A ‘Rather Peculiar’ Success Story
Christy Metals’ success is as much about the evolution of the red metals market as it is about the Chicago-based service center’s strategy.
From the Editor
2011 Forecst a Mixed Bag,
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
Analyst: Steel Demand Won't Regain
2006-07 Levels for Five Years
By Dan Markham, Senior Editor