Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

SMU will begin our mid-January flat rolled steel market analysis beginning at 8 AM on Monday. If you receive an invitation to participate, please take a few moments to click on the link (button) which will take you to where our questionnaire is housed. Premium level members, as well as those who participate in the process, will receive the results of our analysis in the form of a Power Point on Friday afternoon of this week.

I will be traveling for a portion of this week as we are conducting one of our Steel 101 workshops in Starkville, Mississippi and we will tour the SDI Columbus steel mill as part of our workshop. We will have more workshops later this year for those interested.

Also, we can conduct special training workshops customized for your company using segments of our Steel 101, Managing Price Risk, Sales Training or other programs. If you would like to learn more about custom programs you are welcome to contact me at: or by phone at 800-432-3475.

Registration is still available for our upcoming Leadership Summit Conference which includes the strongest program we have ever put together. You can find details on our website: or you are welcome to contact me with any questions you might have: or 770-596-6268 (cell).

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

John Packard, Publisher


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What's the tea in the steel industry this week? Here's the latest SMU gossip column! Just kidding... kind of. Yes, some of the comments we receive in our weekly flat-rolled market steel buyers' survey are honestly too much to put into print. Some make us laugh. Some make us cringe. Some are cryptic. Most are serious. We appreciate them all. Below are some highlights from our survey results this week. Some of the comments that we can share with you are also included, in italics, in the buyers' own words, with minimal editing on our part.