Valbruna Stainless outlook positive

Mar 07, 2014 | 03:55 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  stainless, Valbruna Stainless, Valbruna Slater Steel, Valbruna Group, Peggy Sikora, Frank Haflich

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Strong demand in key consuming industries is helping to buoy U.S. sales of stainless steel long products this year as a firming nickel price also has brought stability to stainless price tags, according to an executive of Valbruna Stainless Inc.

Peggy Sikora, general manager of U.S. sales for the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based unit of Italy’s Valbruna Group, said the company had predicted that demand would rise 6 percent in 2014. "We are currently at that number and hope it’s sustained through the balance of the year," she told AMM in an interview following a meeting of the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI).....

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