Posts Tagged ‘Steel’

Metal barns are perfect for your storage needs on the farm. Steel barns can easily hold livestock, tractors, tractor supplies, feed, hay and much more!

See a barn being built

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Here is the steel color chart for 2015

Here is the new steel color chart for 2015. 

When an order is placed for a new steel garage or carport, this is the color chart that is now being used. Notice that there are new colors which have been added to the choices for metal carports and garages!

http://www.gaport.com/info/steel_colors.htm

Have you heard about this? AP published April 21, 2014 from Washington:

“President Obama’s administration has sided with American steel producers in an international trade dispute, ruling imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.

Monday’s preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce means companies in Mexico and Turkey will be subject to immediate duties.

A final determination won’t be made until summer. But within a week the U.S. government will stop distribution at the nation’s borders until a cash bond or deposit is posted.

Steel reinforcing bar is known as steel rebar and is used to reinforce concrete. Steel producers in Mexico and Turkey have denied they’re violating trade laws.

The investigation by Commerce’s International Trade Administration was launched last fall at the request of U.S. steel producers. Companies from Ohio, Oregon, North Carolina, Florida and Texas filed complaints.” – foxnews.com

Notice this news, too from January 2014 regarding US challenging China’s non-compliance in WTO steel dispute:

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the United States is requesting that China enter into consultations regarding China’s claim that it has brought its duties on U.S. exports of grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel (GOES) into compliance with WTO rules.

GOES is a high-tech, high-value magnetic specialty steel that is used primarily by the power generating industry in transformers, rectifiers, reactors, and large electric machines.” –  ustr.gov

So where does this leave Americans interested or connected in some way to the steel industry?  Will you be affected?  Have you been affected by the US steel industry trade dispute?

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This is a very big garage!  You can see it being built with these pictures.  Notice the design of this 24’ Wide x 55 ’ Long x 11 ’ Leg Height x 15 ’ Peak Height steel garage .  This is not something you get to see every day. 

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Duggan Drafting Firm Shuts Down

After almost 50 years in business, Chattanooga-based steel drafting company Ted S. Duggan & Sons Inc. closed its doors last week. Don Duggan, the firm’s president, blamed the worst time he had ever seen in the steel fabrication industry.  “We’ve closed because of the rotten economy,” Mr. Duggan said. “This industry there is just nothing out there anymore.” The firm had 16 employees.  Over the past five decades, the firm provided drafting services for projects around the world, including the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, the Opryland Civic Center, the last skyboxes at the University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium and a number of other projects that shaped the skylines of such cities as New York, Chicago, Boston and Dallas.

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Work ethics require personal choices to be made; will I or will I not stay with a company?  Will I move to this other company that seems to be doing better or will I stay loyal to the company I have been with?  Will I keep my business afloat or go for that comfortable loan?

Each individual should carefully evaluate his/her individual options before making a personal decision. Checking your options (by doing your homework on purchasing a steel building for instance) is a good idea and is always something I recommend doing.  The above goes to show that even after 50 years in business, a company can go out of business and be gone with the economy the way it is.  Ask yourself, had you ever heard of this company before?  Could it happen to you?

S.L.M. 5.5.09 @ 10:24

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TOKYO, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Japanese steel mills, led by world No.2 Nippon Steel Corp (5401.T), and three big miners including Brazil’s Vale (VALE5.SA) will open talks on 2009 term prices for iron ore this week, a source familiar with the matter said.

Japanese mills will send officials to miners for preliminary talks this week, said the source, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue.

The price talks on term supply for the business year from next April usually start in November in Japan, but have been substantially delayed this year as the steel market has tumbled amid a downturn in the global economy, making demand estimates difficult for both mills and miners.

Japanese steelmakers are expected to call for what would be the first cut in annual prices in seven years amid faltering demand and cutbacks in output, as well as expected strong pressure from Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and other carmakers for prices to be slashed on automotive sheet steel, their mainstay product.

Expectations for a steel recovery have gathered momentum in recent weeks as global output cuts tightened market conditions and forced buyers with low inventories to accept price hikes by some producers. [nSEO50718].

In 2008 price talks, Vale negotiated its price first and secured a 65 percent increase from Japanese mills. But Australian producers who settled later managed a nearly 80 percent increase. (Reporting by Yuko Inoue; Editing by Michael Watson)

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What is the effect on our economy today? What will change when the price from steel negotiation takes effect?

We know that the price of steel has changed in the past. We also know this economy has changed in the recent past, for the worse. Those in the steel industry can be sure that with steel prices headed the way they are, this cannot be a good thing for their product. The change also does not necessarily mean a good thing for the consumer either.

With iron ore price talks set to start, one thing is for certain, someone will feel the pinch and many will feel the effect.

S.L.M. 1.14.09 @ 4:09