Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

On Wednesday morning I received a couple of emails regarding our newsletter that I would like to share with our readers:

“Your newsletter is solid. Lots of real information and educated analysis. Great job. See you soon in Atlanta. Best, Lourenco Goncalves” Mr. Goncalves is the CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources and he and I will have a one-on-one discussion about the industry at our Steel Summit Conference.

An automotive supplier also sent me a note about Tuesday’s issue, “One of the best newsletters all year. The recap of the trade cases was exactly what I needed.” Thank you. We are trying to stay on top of all of the trade suits, Section 337 suit and whatever is going to come next…

We have 17 days to go before the start of our 6th Steel Summit Conference (and those of you who are not going will be so happy when it has come and gone so I don’t keep harping on it). Registrations continue which you can do online at or by contacting our office: 800-432-3475 (

It’s a small world. One of the trading companies registered for our conference had to make a change as one of their executives got called to go to Asia. The person replacing their original attendee I have met before – in Brazil in 1986 and I haven’t seen him since. I have a feeling we won’t recognize one another but, I have photos in the mountains outside of Rio as proof. Looking forward to it.

Another reason to attend our conference, you never know who you might meet there.

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

John Packard, Publisher

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