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Magazine Issue: January 2017


Cover Story

Brighter future
Alf Barrios leads Rio Tinto’s aluminum division forward as he still sees aluminum as one of the growth commodities of the future, especially in a robust North American market filled with both strict competition and strong opportunities.

Columns

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

MANAGEMENT CORNER

END-USER SPOTLIGHT

END-USER SPOTLIGHT

IT/TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT

THE METRICS SYSTEM

PARTING SHOTS

From the Editor

COMMENT

Features

SPECIAL SECTION: MEXICAN STEEL

  • Automotive speeds up

    Growth in Mexican automaking draws steel imports and production as ambitious plans in the country may clash with imports from U.S. and Asia, all while car producers must analyze variables from fuel economy to safety standards to consumer tastes in size and function.

SPECIAL SECTION: MEXICAN STEEL

  • Southernexposure

    The debate over Nafta, which created a large marketplace in North America, has raged among economists and politicians since before its 1994 approval, but overall it has been a relatively beneficial relationship for the steel trade between the U.S. and Mexico, many involved in the industry say.


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