Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

I reproduced part of an article written by David Phelps about the fling of an anti-dumping trade case, what the mills have to prove and how the system works. The original article was written back in July 2014 and the exact same subject, with the exact same products and same cast of characters, exists today.

I remind our readers that we do have a fairly decent search function connected to our website. I found the David Phelps article by typing his name into the search function. I remembered he wrote an article on the subject and that was the easiest way for me to get to the article. Lewis Leibowitz has also made recent statements about what is required in order to prove injury from foreign steel. If you put his name in the search function one of the articles you will find was written in late January 2015 and was entitled: Steel Mills Must Prove “Dumping & Injury” in Steel Trade Cases.”

I highly recommend trying out our search function to help you find that elusive article that you remembered us writing about but can’t quite remember when.

You are, of course, also welcome to send me a note and I will do my best to respond back to you with a response on the subject requested. I can be reached at:

Dates to remember:

April 29-30, 2015, Chicago – Managing Price Risk II (tweaked). We will have specific details and registration available within the next few days. The workshop is being tweaked and we are adding another instructor to complement Andre Marshall. Keep an eye on our Events section in the website as we place more details online.

May 19-20, 2015, Merrillville, Indiana (just outside of Chicago) – Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals. Registration is open and the workshop will include a tour of the NLMK Indiana mini-mill.

September 1 & 2, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia – 5th Steel Summit Conference. Sponsorship opportunities are now open (please contact me to discuss). The conference will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center ( with the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel as our host hotel (located next to GICC). The program and speakers will be announced soon but I can tell you included will be: Alan Beaulieu of the Institute for Trend Research, Dr. Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence, #1 ranked metals and mining analyst, Timna Tanners from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and many more. Keep the dates secure on your calendar and registration will be opening in the not too distant future.

March 8 & 9, 2016, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – SMU Leadership Roundtable at the PGA National Resort & Spa (one week after the Honda Classic Golf Tournament). This is something we promise will be unique and special. Mark your calendar now as this will also have a limited number of attendee spots available.

We will also be announcing dates for our new “Sales & Marketing” workshop along with the program and instructors very soon. SMU Note: This workshop is also available on a consulting basis where we conduct it at your facility. Contact me for more information and pricing:

And we will be announcing dates for our SSAB Iowa Steel 101 workshop which will be held in either late September or early October 2015.

If you have any questions about any of these learning experiences please contact us: 800-432-3475.

As always your business is truly appreciated by all of us here at Steel Market Update.

John Packard, Publisher

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