AMM Comment: The past still lives in our minds and actions

Jun 30, 2012 | 07:00 PM | John Ambrosia

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When William Faulkner wrote that “The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” chances are he wasn’t thinking about the steel industry. But nevertheless, the idea applies quite well. Without an awareness of metals history and at least living partially under the shadow that it casts, forward progress would not be possible.

This issue contains a lot of the past, and that history certainly is very much alive. This year, AMM celebrates its 130th year, and stories in this issue and throughout 2012 reinforce connections to the continuum of history. During the first half of the year, AMM launched its Steel Hall of Fame and inducted 13 members; we ran a story celebrating the centenary of the development and application of stainless steel; and this month we feature a look at....

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