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Magazine Issue: June 2017


Forging the Ferriola years
Four-and-a-half years into his tenure as Nucor’s chief executive officer and in the wake of two legendary top executives, John Ferriola is addng his own unique chapter and special stamp to a legacy unrivalled in Steeldom.

Columns

PARTING SHOTS

Features

STRATEGIES

  • Hold ‘em’ or fold ‘em’?

    An in-depth study of 22 representative, publically traded North American steel companies quantifies the real-world ramifications of failing to make M&A a core strategy. The results? A ‘systematic’ approach to M&A is the next best thing to an ace in the hole.

GREENFIELD SPOTLIGHT

  • Fresh paint and room to grow

    Located about 40 miles south of the Windy City, Kloeckner Metals’ sparkling new, 106,000 square-foot plant replaces a 100-year old facility on Chicago’s South Side and allows the Georgia-based service center operator to source flat-rolled material from a wider spectrum of domestic mills and implement an import strategy.

STEEL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

  • Finetuning is key in finishing

    Relatively minor changes can deliver major results at a fraction of the cost associated with teardowns and replacement as mills turn to smart solutions to satisfy the market’s mandate for quality.

STEEL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

STEEL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

  • Cooler times on the hot end

    Incremental advances keyed to cut costs are the order of the day with the linkage of meltshop operations through automation setting the stage for ‘intelligent’ steelmaking.

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK

  • Three days in Nashville

    Steel guitars took on a whole new meaning in Music City USA last month when roughly 6,500 industry participants travelled to the home of the Grand Ole Opry to attend AISTech 2017, meet and greet and get a front-row look at the latest in mill technology.


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