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Global perspectives from MSCI


November 1, 2014

Dodd-Frank, Plus Four

No relief in the uncertainty and aggravation for manufacturing and metals

The sponsors have moved on. After 36 years in Congress, mostly in the Senate, Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd left in 2011 to become chairman and chief lobbyist of the Motion Picture Association of America. […] Read More

November 1, 2014

Disruption: Get Used To It

To beat the competition, businesses must anticipate and capitalize on transformative new technologies.

New technologies are poised to disrupt manufacturing: It’s not a matter of if, but when. In the coming years, how and where products are designed and manufactured will change dramatically, remaking industries and accelerating and […] Read More

November 1, 2014

Service Centers Get Social

Why metals companies are adopting social media to get in front of customers

Majestic Steel USA had ambitious plans for marketing via the Web. To accompany a new presence on several social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the Cleveland-based metals service center created a weekly […] Read More

November 1, 2014

Aluminum Steps Up

A new wave of creativity is remaking everything from motor vehicles to health care.

Want a little magnesium with your aluminum? A dash of iron? A shot of molten copper?Aluminum is the metallurgical bartender’s all-purpose cocktail ingredient. Combine it in a melting furnace with any of an array of […] Read More

November 1, 2014

Back to Basic

Todd Fogel, owner of Basic Metals Inc., on building lasting relationships and clear communications

There’s more to the first half of Basic Metals Inc.’s name than you might expect. The Germantown, Wisconsin-based aluminum service center derives its appellation from a clever acronym cooked up by owner Todd Fogel’s father. […] Read More

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