Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

SMU still has a number of open spots available for our next Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals workshop. The workshop will be held just outside of Toledo, Ohio as part of our program will be a tour of one of the most successful flat rolled mini-mills in the United States, the North Star Bluescope mill. Our highly experienced instructors, who come from steel mills (long and flat rolled), service center and manufacturing, are looking forward to working with another exceptional group of attendees. If you would like to learn more about our Steel 101 workshop please go to our website or feel free to contact me at: or by phone at: 800-432-3475 with any questions you might have.

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I will be in Naples, Florida on Thursday through Saturday of this week attending the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) annual meeting.

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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.