Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

We have an article about this in tonight’s newsletter as well but I want to make sure that everyone is aware that our next Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals Workshop is being held in Huntsville, Alabama on January 24 & 25, 2017. As part of this workshop we will tour the Nucor Decatur electric arc furnace steel mill which produces hot rolled, HRPO, cold rolled and galvanized steels. Our instructors are second to none: John Eckstein (metallurgist, flat rolled), Peter Wright (metallurgist, long products also market analyst), Steve Painter (regional sales manager), Mario Briccetti (engineer/OEM purchasing/consulting) as well as myself (31 years selling & 8 years writing and analyzing the steel industry). You can find more details on our website or feel free to give me a call at 800-432-3475.

I don’t know about you but I am ready to have this presidential election over… Two more weeks to go (is it me or does this one seem like it has been going on for a lifetime?).

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

John Packard, Publisher

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