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Annual Meeting Speaker Sponsorship: Thank you to Optimus Steel!

Thank you to Optimus Steel for supporting the upcoming Annual Meeting. Optimus is sponsoring our economic speaker, Mr. Bernard Baumohl. Mr. Baumohl will have the latest on economic developments for the global economy and manufacturing. Located in Beaumont, Texas, Optimus Steel produces a wide range of high-quality Wire Rods, Coiled Rebar, and Billets. Throughout the … Continue reading Annual Meeting Speaker Sponsorship: Thank you to Optimus Steel!

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMTION EXPANDING STEEL TARIFFS COVERS ONLY NAILS AND BUMPER STAMPINGS

With the release of the Annexes to the Presidential Proclamation issued late Friday, January 24, we now know that only the products noted in the proclamation have been added to the steel tariff coverage.  While the proclamation outlined the criteria for coverage – that criteria was applied only to nails and bumper stampings.  Nail products … Continue reading PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMTION EXPANDING STEEL TARIFFS COVERS ONLY NAILS AND BUMPER STAMPINGS

Earlybird and Hotel Deadline for Annual Meeting is Monday: Are You Registered?

If you haven’t yet registered to attend the Annual Meeting – don’t wait! The deadline for the best value is Monday. Register here. The speaker line up for the meeting is filling out. Here’s some of who we’ll be hearing from next month. Election and Legislative Update Lisa James Partner, Gordon C. James Public Relations … Continue reading Earlybird and Hotel Deadline for Annual Meeting is Monday: Are You Registered?

Member News: Traxit International Acquired by Kluber Lubricants

Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG, Munich, Germany acquired the TRAXIT International GmbH, Schwelm, Germany. With this acquisition TRAXIT Group becomes a further division of the Klüber Lubrication Group. TRAXIT provides the wire drawing industry with a complete range of lubricants to suit all types of wire for all applications for 139 years. From … Continue reading Member News: Traxit International Acquired by Kluber Lubricants

Federal Reserve Board Releases Paper on Effects of Tariffs on US Manufacturing

The Federal Reserve has issued a working paper on the effects of the current tariff environment, including US tariffs and retaliatory tariffs on the US manufacturing sector. They estimate the impact of tariffs on manufacturing employment, output, and producer prices. They find that US industries “more exposed to tariff increases experience relative reductions in employment … Continue reading Federal Reserve Board Releases Paper on Effects of Tariffs on US Manufacturing

Happy New Year! Start 2020 Off Right – Register for the Annual Meeting Today!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. As we start a new decade, there is an awful lot going on in the world, and in the steel wire industry.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to register for the Annual Meeting. It’s your chance to start the year off right, with all the latest … Continue reading Happy New Year! Start 2020 Off Right – Register for the Annual Meeting Today!

Operations Managers Meeting: Earlybird and Hotel Deadline September 23

There’s just about one week left to register for the 2019 Operations Managers Meeting in Birmingham. Alabama at the discounted registration and room rate. We’ve got an information packed program you won’t want to miss, and two plant tours: M&B Metal Products and Vulcan Steel Products.  Register today! Program: Workforce Development: Partnerships that Work – … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting: Earlybird and Hotel Deadline September 23

Operations Managers Meeting Oct 16-17: Is Your Company Represented?

The earlybird registration deadline for the 2018 Operations Managers meeting is tomorrow. We hope that those of you who were at the Government Affairs conference last week, and heard AWPA President John T. Johnson speaking about the importance of this meeting to operations personnel, have contacted the people at your company who would benefit from … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting Oct 16-17: Is Your Company Represented?

2018 Operations Managers Meeting: Register Today – Earlybird Discount Ends Thursday!

The Operations Managers Meeting is fast approaching. Are there operations personnel at your company who could benefit from this year’s program? Here’s some of what they’ll see. Building a Safety-First Culture Safety is a uniting element of the manufacturing industry. Everyone knows it’s important and essential to operations, and everyone is trying to improve their … Continue reading 2018 Operations Managers Meeting: Register Today – Earlybird Discount Ends Thursday!