Steel long products market to improve: Foster

Feb 05, 2013 | 12:10 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel long products, John Foster, Kurt Orban Partners, American Institute for International Steel, housing, catherine ngai

LAS VEGAS — While the steel long products trading community has suffered much in recent years due to a grim economic and political climate, a turnaround may be seen in the near term, according to John Foster, president of Kurt Orban Partners LLC and chairman of the American Institute for International Steel.

"If there’s an overriding theme at the core of what I’m going to say ... it’s the seemingly ever-present air of uncertainty settling as a cloud many of us have been seeing since early Q1 of last year," he said at SteelOrbis’ Rebar and Wire Rod Conference in Las Vegas. "Slowly but surely, however, some life is coming back into the economy and showing a heartbeat....

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