March 20, 2008


Partnering with TMX, Boeing has found a way to control the flow of metals going to its global network of suppliers.

GCM North American Aerospace fabricates parts for the Boeing commercial airplanes unit of the Boeing Company, and lots of them. The supplier provides Boeing with an astonishing array of airplane components—4,000 of them—from wing fittings […] Read More

January 1, 2008


The United States has lost critical domestic capabilities to equip itself for future wars—much to the Pentagon's disinterest.

One of the most critical national defense issues facing the United States has nothing to do with Islamic extremism, Iran or our depleted and battered volunteer Army.The issue is this: Because the Pentagon doesn’t track […] Read More

January 1, 2008


Using MSCI's compensation survey as a jumping-off point, Forward's panel of experts explores sales force salary issues in the metals industry.

A sales force at the top of its game is the backbone of a successful metals company. And a well-compensated sales force understandably is more motivated to play harder and win.Just where does the metals […] Read More

January 1, 2008


CHINA HOLIDAY ROUNDUP: Metals industry news from China didn’t slow at all during the last two holiday weeks. Here’s a quick roundup of the most significant events: China raised export duties on steel billets, long and […] Read More

November 1, 2007


Congressional Democrats talk a good game when it comes to action on global trade, but it remains to be seen whether they will be any more effective than the Republican leadership before them.

Which major U.S. political party does the best job providing a favorable environment for the growth and well-being of domestic manufacturing?Is it the supposed party of business and moneyed interests, the Republicans, or is it […] Read More