American Metal Market - Issue Archives

  • November/December 2014

    Never at a loss for outsized ideas, John Correnti is banking on a best-of-both-worlds ‘flex’mill, more than four decades of mill-building experience and the length and logistical reach of the Mississippi River to transform 1,400 acres in Northeast Arkansas into steel’s next big breakthrough.

  • October 2014

    In the more than three decades Lourenco Goncalves has spent in metals and mining, the Brazilian-born metallurgical engineer has never been a bit player.   A fan base of investors, including activist hedge fund Casablanca Capital, is betting the sequel to his latest performance will prove even bigger box office than his IPO and the $1.24-billion sale of Metals USA.

  • August/September 2014

    For Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., which has acquired 56 companies over the past 20 years, growth is simply a means to an end.  ‘We have always focused on profitability, not volume,’ says chairman David H. Hannah, who is quick to point out that the average order size for North America’s largest metals service center company in 2013 was $1,660.

  • July 2014

    The newly named president of Gerdau’s long steel division in North America joined the Tampa-based steelmaker a short six years ago armed with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, a resume replete with a fast-track career at GE’s Plastics division—and a tendency to chase challenges.

  • June 2014

    What does it take to be top of the line in the competitive and ever-changing steel industry? AMM addresses that question as we present the finalists in our fifth annual Awards for Steel Excellence.

  • May 2014

    Although efficiency is an important factor in the use of robotics in the manufacturing of steel, safety is the major driver of increased use in mills, keeping more workers clear of dangerous areas in the steelmaking process.

  • March/April 2014

    Although prices for ferrous scrap are about three times higher today than they were five years ago, remaining clouds from early 2009’s industry storms are still causing lingering frustration and fatigue over inconsistent demand and continuing market uncertainty as ISRI’s annual convention approaches.

  • January/February 2014

    Due to growing automotive, aerospace, appliance and heavy equipment industries, Mexico’s steel market is seen as one of the strongest in the world, with production rising in 2013.  But steelmakers still face some concerns.

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