• Where are fourth quarter scrap prices likely to head? Aug 27, 2015

    The view from smaller scrap sellers and corporate executives is not good, as a strong U.S. dollar limiting export opportunities is just one of many factors that market players say will keep scrap metal prices from overheating.

  • Big companies still dominate service center markets Aug 01, 2015

    This summer marks the fifth consecutive year that AMM has surveyed service centers and ranked them by annual revenue. Beyond the straightforward dollars reporting, what do the practices and subsequent fates of distributors tell us?

  • Enterprise risk management a key to business success Aug 01, 2015

    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is an organization’s enterprise risk competence—the ability to understand, control and articulate the nature and level of risks taken in pursuit of business strategies—coupled with accountability for risks taken and activities engaged in, which contributes to increased confidence shown by stakeholders.

  • Imports lead market concerns, futures may help out Aug 01, 2015

    One variable in the future of stainless steel demand and pricing is the issue of imports. Spartanburg, S.C.-based Synalloy Corp. is considering filing a trade case against U.S. stainless pipe imports from India and possibly South Korea.

  • Pessimism leads the way in business view over rest of 2015 Aug 01, 2015

    As the second half of 2015 gets rolling, the fortunes of the domestic stainless steel market remain ambiguous as recent falling nickel prices and the attendant resulting slack in demand have sapped market optimism.

  • Producers showing mixed results this year, still upbeat Aug 01, 2015

    Despite the mixed results of the first part of the year, mills and service centers alike appear more upbeat about the U.S. stainless steel market than they have been in a long time, with flat-rolled and long product suppliers pointing to rising nickel prices as the major source of this increased optimism.