Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

It seems like forever since I have been in the office for a full week. Well, this week is one of the rare occasions. A little home time as we run up to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

A note about our publication schedule as we will be taking some time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We will publish as normal this week. Next Sunday, Dec. 23, will be our last issue of the year. However, if something happens in the industry that we believe we should report on, we will do so. Our offices in Florida will be closed. However, the Pittsburgh office will be working a few days between Christmas and New Year’s. You should be able to reach Paige Mayhair should you have questions, wish to subscribe to one of our newsletters or upgrade your existing membership.

We will continue to take registrations for our Jan. 29-30, 2019, Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals workshop, which will include a tour of SDI Columbus, including their paint line. You can find more details about the workshop and our quality instructors at

I want to welcome our newest members as well as the last Steel 101 workshop attendees to Steel Market Update. As part of the workshop, attendees receive three months of access to our Executive and Premium newsletters, as well as access to our website. We encourage our new members and those on trial to interact with SMU. Feel free to send us a note to and ask questions or give us suggestions. Many of our articles come from the suggestions we receive through our email.

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

John Packard, President & CEO

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