A Big Plug…for the Metal Industries’ ‘Green’ Gains
Steel and aluminum producers have made great strides in reducing their environmental footprint, but they acknowledge much work remains.

SBB Steel Markets North America
A New Feel for Steel
“There’s a different feel to the economy in 2011,” said one mill executive, reflecting the generally positive tone at Steel Business Briefing’s Steel Markets North America Conference last month in Chicago.    

FMA Toll Processing Report
Steel’s at the Tipping Point
The U.S. economy and its steel industry are recovering, but at an uneven pace, with significant gains in automotive and capital goods offset by the struggling construction and labor markets.

ERP Software: A Positive Leading Indicator
Industry software vendors report a flurry of activity as service centers emerge from the downturn ready to invest in systems upgrades.

Automotive Market’s Driving the Recovery
A healthier, more streamlined domestic auto industry enjoyed a surprisingly strong 2010, and likely will continue to lead the manufacturing sector’s economic recovery.
Automotive Metals Report
Will the New CAFE Standards Shift the Advantage to Aluminum?
With new and more demanding gas mileage standards for North American vehicles taking effect next year and in the years to come, the competition for automotive sales between steel and aluminum producers will only intensify.
Business Topics
By John Jazwinski
Maximizing Value in today's M&A 
From the Editor
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
Salve for the Battered and Bruised American Psych     
January 2017: Consider the Tradeoffs of Trade Policies, Jobs
January 2017: Conditions Right for M&A
Fall 2016: Cutting & Sawing Equipment
Summer 2016
Behringer Expands VA-L Line of Circular Cold Saws
Hypertherm Increases Power in Powermax45 XP
Marvel Saw Cuts Specialty Metals
KASTO Band Saw Reduces Cutting Times
Messer MetalMaster Delivers Precise Bevels
ASKO’s HXT Knives Cut High-Strength Steels
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