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Magazine Issue: March 2017


Raising the bar
Eaton Steel Bar Co.’s Goodman family, now with the second and third generations in key leadership positions, continues to expand, modernize and deepen its commitment to its customers and its employees.

Columns

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

END-USER SPOTLIGHT

SPECIAL SECTION: SERVICE CENTERS

SPECIAL SECTION: SERVICE CENTERS

THE METRICS SYSTEM

PARTING SHOTS

  • Are you sure it’s low cost?

    Although we have seen improvements within the steel product family, we have not yet succeeded in displacing reinforced concrete in building.

From the Editor

COMMENT

Features

TUBE TOPS

  • STP tech

    A number of companies, including Fives, IMS and 5 Star Engineering, continue to push forward in developing new technologies for tube and pipe manufacture, creating innovative mills, production lines and testing equipment for a variety of producers of OCTG and similar products.

GO WITH THE FLOW

  • Pipe up

    Energy tubulars demand, pricing are fully in comeback mode for providers of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and line pipe, and indicators are moving solidly in the right direction for the first time since the oil price crash of 2014-15, due to rising rig counts, and dipping imports.

OIL CHANGE

OIL CHANGE

  • Refined behavior

    Demand is growing for heavy chromoly pressure vessels as new rules for ship fuel drive a global process review by refiners, leading to an increase in demand for metals and possibly creating a new market for steelmakers to sell existing and new products.

ENERGY ADDITIVES

  • Fuel rewards

    With some headwinds to begin a new year and hopes for industry recovery, prospects remain quietly rosy for natural gas, wind and solar power expansion, and pipemakers face another potential sales opportunities as large-scale municipal water projects also begin a renewed ramp up.

Market Influences

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

MARKET SPOTLIGHT


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