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Magazine Issue: June 2015


Cover Story

Three decades of success
When the anticipated hundreds of leaders from all corners of the steel industry gather in New York this month for the Steel Success Strategies (SSS) Conference, it will mark the 30th time that the sector’s movers and shakers have come together at the annual event cosponsored by AMM and World Steel Dynamics.

Columns

PARTING SHOTS

  • Steel Strategies XXX should be interesting, educational

    With all eyes focused on the steel industry meeting, Steel Success Strategies (SSS) XXX, scheduled for June 8–10 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City, I might be forgiven for reminiscing a bit. This meeting is now the premier steel industry event, but that was not always the case. Back in antiquity, the American Iron & Steel Institute annual meeting held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York was the dominant steel industry meeting.

THE METRICS SYSTEM

  • Sixth year for steel excellence awards the biggest yet

    Ever since 2010, AMM has asked the same questions around this time of year: What constitutes high achievement in the steel industry? What is it exactly that makes a steel organization or an executive excellent? What does it take to be the best and the best-tempered in the competitive and venerable steel world?

END-USER SPOTLIGHT

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: LOGISTICS/TRANSPORTATION

  • Investments in rail network, truck drivers deemed vital

    If the railroads segment spends what it has estimated for 2015 to build, maintain and grow the rail network, it would set an annual investment record. Expected expenditures would include new equipment, locomotives, installation of new track and bridges, as well as the raising of new tunnels, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said, without specifying spending totals for 2014.

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: LOGISTICS/TRANSPORTATION

  • 2015 trucking costs up, intermodal prices may decline

    U.S. truckload costs are expected to continue to rise this year following record highs in late 2014, although declines are anticipated for domestic intermodal rail prices, according to Cass Information Systems Inc. and Avondale Partners LLC.

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: LOGISTICS/TRANSPORTATION

From the Editor

COMMENT

  • Steel, SSS have traveled on a long path together

    When the annual event now known as Steel Success Strategies (SSS) kicked off three decades ago, Ronald Reagan was president, the Soviet Union was still in existence, the Internet was in its infancy, cellphones were practically the size of cinderblocks, the Dow Jones industrial average stood at nearly $1,900, No. 1 heavy melting was around $73 a ton and a ton of steel was about $480.

Features

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • Key voices

    In the three decades that AMM and World Steel Dynamics have hosted the annual Steel Success Strategies conference, numerous luminaries have graced the stage to pronounce their takes on the industry. Here are some of their remarks.

30 YEARS OF STEEL SUCCESS STRATEGIES

  • Trend setters

    Over the past three decades the steel sector has seen a number of issues arise that have presented it with great challenges as well as enticing opportunities. In either case, how steel has responded to the stresses–good and bad–has defined nearly two generations of leadership. These 10 trends, among others, have defined this era of steel history.

30 YEARS OF STEEL SUCCESS STRATEGIES

  • Steel figures

    Since the first SSS Conference in 1986, a number of influential executives, analysts and other industry-related players have played vital roles in the steel sector. Here’s a look at a few of them who’ve helped make SSS successful over the years.

30 YEARS OF STEEL SUCCESS STRATEGIES

  • End games

    From the automotive sector to construction, service centers to the container industry, end-users and their demand for and consumption of steel products have changed with the times, creating headaches and new pathways for steelmakers.

30 YEARS OF STEEL SUCCESS STRATEGIES

  • Rising stars

    he future of metals looks bright as six AMM Rising Stars—recognized as part of a new awards honor—are making their mark on the metals industry in their respective fields.

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