Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I expect everyone’s focus is on the game and not on business. Mine, and my team’s, will be as well. Here’s hoping for a great game and that the best team wins (without any help from the referees). Because of the game, and the desire for not only your family but my SMU team wanting to watch the game, I will keep my comments short and sweet.

John Packard Summit 18We will begin our early February flat rolled and plate steel market trends analysis on Monday morning at 8 a.m. ET. If you receive an invitation, please take a few moments to answer the first question, which will be located at the end of the email invitation. If you used to get invitations and you haven’t seen one in a while, check your SPAM folder for emails received around 8 a.m. ET.

We will also begin canvassing the service center segment of the industry as we measure flat rolled and plate steel inventories. Our data providers will receive our “Flash” report on Friday of this week. We are not sharing this data outside of our data providers at this time. If you would like to inquire about becoming a data provider, please contact me at 800-432-3475 or by email:

As of the end of January, we had four times as many executives registered for the 2019 SMU Steel Summit Conference as we had this time last year registered for the 2018 conference. We ended up with 912 attendees last year…

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

John Packard, President & CEO

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