Transportation changes come slowly in metals industry

Jun 26, 2013 | 07:00 PM | Myra Pinkham

Tags  ADS Logistics Co. LLC, trucks, railroads, shipping lines, Kevin Mullen, metal shippers, Norfolk Southern Corp., Jim Schaaf Myra Pinkham

Change tends to come slowly in the well-established metals and metal logistics industries, especially in terms of investing in new products, technologies or processes.

Many companies tend to follow the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” adage rather than seeking or developing new products and technologies to improve the way they move metals, said Kevin Mullen, director of safety and recruiting for ADS Logistics Co. LLC, Chesterton, Ind. “In general, trucks, railroads and shipping lines are using the same old, staid technologies that....

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