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Magazine Issue: February 2017


Titan the reins
The steel industry has a strong presence on commerce, trade and other issues in the new administration of President Donald Trump following a number of key appointments as well as advisors who have worked for years to improve conditions within and on behalf of steel and other metals.

Columns

THE MONTH IN METALS

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

MANAGEMENT CORNER

THE METRIC SYSTEM

PARTING SHOTS

IT/TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT

From the Editor

COMMENT

Features

SPECIAL SECTION: STEEL TUBE & PIPE

  • Energy surges

    A recent surge in oil rigs may signal a return to higher production levels, which in turn could lead to increased orders for steel products, while at the same time the new Trump administration is seen as potentially lifting line pipe, and OCTG, according to energy experts, industry analysts.

SPECIAL SECTION: STEEL TUBE & PIPE

  • Metal foundation

    AMM’s 10th Steel Tube and Pipe Conference, held in conjunction with Metal Bulletin Research, is scheduled for March at the Doubletree Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel in Houston, and is America’s largest gathering for the steel, tube and pipe industry, offering outlooks on 2017 markets.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW

  • Titan the reins

    The steel industry has a strong presence on commerce, trade and other issues in the new administration of President Donald Trump following a number of key appointments as well as advisors who have worked for years to improve conditions within and on behalf of steel and other metals.

TRUMP TOWERS

  • Nerves of steel

    U.S. mills are likely to benefit from aggressive trade policies that could further limit steel imports and potentially imports of other steel-containing goods such as passenger vehicles and appliances, steelmakers said, adding that such outcomes could boost profits as the playing field levels.

TAKEN IN TRADE

  • Home remedies

    All is not quiet on the domestic trade front, as action is expected to increase in the coming months and years, building on work U.S. mills have already undertaken to cut out a large swatch of offshore steel via three large, landmark flat-rolled trade cases filed in 2015 and completed last year.

WORLD VIEW

WORLD VIEW

  • Trade winds

    Trade cases boost some sectors, while others still struggle, but extruded aluminum and steel coils have come roaring back as the new Trump administration in Washington is bringing in individuals to key posts who give industry officials cause for optimism when it comes to global dealings.

Market Influences

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: LONG PRODUCTS

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: LONG PRODUCTS

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: LONG PRODUCTS


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