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Magazine Issue: October 2017


Canada's Mike Giampaolo On the record...after all these years
For some, necessity is, indeed, the mother of invention. For others, it’s a whole lot more. No one knows that better than Mike Giampaolo whose ascent from the son of an Italian sharecropper with a fifth-grade education to the chairman and visionary founder of a privately held Canadian metals giant is living proof of the power of pure necessity and its ability to drive personal and professional success.

Trending

TRENDING: FERROUS

TRENDING: FERROUS

  • Dumes joins ISRI board; 2 others re-elected

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has elected Adam Dumes a director at large, in addition to re-electing David Borsuk and Colin Kelly, the trade group said in late August. The three men will each serve two-year terms ending in 2019, ISRI noted.

TRENDING: FERROUS

  • Sims Metal Management back in black, notches profit for fiscal '17

    Better metal margins, higher selling prices and improved performance across all segments worked to buoy full-year earnings for Sims Metal Management Ltd., with its new chief executive officer hinting the company is prepared to make modest acquisitions and step up its capital investments.

TRENDING: FERROUS

  • US ferrous scrap exports slip in July, up for year

    U.S. ferrous scrap exports declined slightly in July, but rose more than 19 percent in the first seven months of the year as foreign mills continue to rely on the United States for their raw material needs.

TRENDING: NONFERROUS

  • Bittersweet mood marks ISRI nonferrous scrap meet

    The mood at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Commodities Roundtable Forum in early September was bittersweet as growing scrap volumes and higher base metal prices have met with lagging demand and uncertainty over China’s intent to curb certain scrap metal imports.

TRENDING: NONFERROUS

TRENDING: NONFERROUS

  • Commerce 232 resolution coming 'soon'

    A months-long government probe into aluminum and steel imports is approaching a conclusion with President Donald Trump expected to obtain the results of Section 232 investigations before the January deadline, according to Salim Bhabhrawala, an international trade specialist at the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration.

TRENDING: NONFERROUS

Features

FEATURES

  • Five truths Steel can not afford to ignore

    An industry-wide obsession with trade and overcapacity is masking a handful of developments—from digital disruption to a downward spiral in the relative value of steel—that are reshaping the global steel industry, Accenture Strategy warns.

FEATURES

  • Super charging the demolition derby's spoils

    On a fast track, live and on-line salvage vehicle auction company IAA is racing to keep pace with the rise in the ‘total-loss’ frequency rate of wrecked autos and exploring forming strategic relationships with auto recyclers and dismantlers.

FEATURES

  • En garde!

    So far, there has been little communication out of China regarding what nonferrous commodities might fall under the country’s National Sword policy. The longer the silence, the steeper the concern mounts among aluminum and copper scrap exporters that the sword will swing their way.

FEATURES

  • Shop till you drop

    Scrap recyclers know what they want and equipment suppliers are busy meeting and anticipating those needs. More analytics and increasingly sophisticated separation technologies top a wish list leaning toward increased pre-shredding and right-sized processing tools.


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