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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.
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.
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.
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.
Every month American Metal Market takes a statistical look inside the marketplace.
We recognize that it takes time to learn to make good, quality steel. And we’re not underestimating the need to do that and do it right.
--Mark Bula, Big River Steel