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Magazine Issue: October Issue


Cover Story

Finishing steel
Richard Teets retires after 40 years in the American steel industry, including energetically helping to build Steel Dynamics Inc.—most recently as chief operating officer—after departing Nucor nearly a quarter of a century ago to help establish SDI’s successful run.

Market Spotlight

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Columns

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: TITANIUM

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: TITANIUM

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: TITANIUM

MANAGEMENT CORNER

END-USER SPOTLIGHT

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

THE METRICS SYSTEM

PARTING SHOTS

From the Editor

FROM THE EDITOR: COMMENT

Features

THE SUPPLIERS

  • Part of the process

    As automakers and their parts suppliers increasingly look to concentrate on their core competencies and to outsource other services, opportunities have been created for those service centers and toll processors that offer steel, aluminum, stainless and other metals.

SPECIAL SECTION: DRI

SPECIAL SECTION: DRI

SPECIAL SECTION: DRI

  • Building up

    Engineers and metallurgists all say that there is not much new in direct-reduced iron (DRI) technology, nor is there likely to be, yet despite this problem of industry maturity, the technology involved is still experiencing innovations in the production and output of firms.

SPECIAL SECTION: DRI

  • Reduction plan

    Direct-reduced iron (DRI) is set to take center stage as merchant Great Lakes plans firm and low prices for inputs and energy reset the business case for clean iron units, all while electric arc furnace operators move more to high-margin sheet for automobiles and appliances.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW

THE SUPPLIERS

  • Shaping the future

    As U.S. automakers move toward meeting increasingly stringent Cafe fuel requirements, metals companies supplying them are upping their game as well, including leading stampers, blankers, extruders and others who are embracing the new market opportunities.

THE AUTOMAKERS

  • Cafe society

    The metals industry is cheered by a reaffirmation of mileage standards for cars, as in what has been a widely misinterpreted interim report, regulators so far are staying the course on emissions requirements over the course of the next decade of automobile development.

SOONER OR LATER

OUT OF GAS

  • Low energy

    Oil prices are expected to remain flat well into 2017, and months of new oil capacity is sitting untapped in wells that are already drilled but not yet producing as uncertainty exists over the question of how long OPEC will continue to hold down prices by flooding markets with its products.


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