Metal fabricators said wary of rules, health care

Jan 21, 2014 | 11:22 AM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Karen Kurek, Metals Service Center Institute, tubular conference, MSCI, regulations, health care, McGladrey, Thorsten Schier

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Despite some positive developments in the U.S. economy, including a resurgent residential housing market and improved consumer confidence, metal fabricators are worried about the impact that increased government regulation and changing health-care laws could have on their businesses.

“There is a big concern about what’s happening or not happening in Washington,” Karen Kurek, partner and managing director of assurance, tax and consulting firm McGladrey LLP, told Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) Tubular Conference attendees in Bonita Springs, Fla., citing results from the company’s 2013 manufacturing and distribution monitor report.....

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