TITLE

MCN CASE STUDY: LANE STEEL 'No Growth for Growth's Sake'

AUTHOR(S)
Pinkham, Myra
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Metal Center News;May2006, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the business strategy adopted by McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania-based Lane Steel Co. The company has grown each year since it was founded in the early 1980s. Company President Paul Gedeon said that they will continue to grow, but only as it benefits their customers, their vendors and their employees. He said that they are not looking to double, triple or quadruple their size overnight, and has set a target to grow 5 or 10 percent each year. Lane underwent its first transformation in October 1984 by moving from just brokering to warehousing secondary steel. INSET: Quick Facts.
ACCESSION #
21005094

 

Related Articles

  • TRY SOMETHING NEW! Le Beau, Christina // Crain's Chicago Business;1/14/2008, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p19 

    The article offers information on the New Year's resolutions by some local entrepreneurs in Chicago, Illinois for a more profitable and more productive business. According to Mike Miller of Gaga's LLC, his company will make additional features of its web site. Renee Wood of Comfort Co. will hire...

  • Are you managing without goals? Heller, Robert // Director;Aug2003, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p30 

    Presents suggestions for entrepreneurs on strategic planning for their business. Importance of analyzing the existing condition of the business and vision for its position in future; Need for directors to work on steps needed to achieve projected targets themselves; Reason why owner-managers of...

  • Four paths to failure. James, David // BRW;5/13/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 18, p67 

    Describes the four types of synergy that could justify a company's growth strategy, according to Shayne Gary, senior lecturer at the Australian Graduate School of Management. Financial synergy; Operational synergy; General-management synergy; Market-power synergies.

  • Actions Speak Louder Than Strategy. Morgan, Mark; Levitt, Raymond E.; Malek, William // Conference Board Review;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p10 

    The article presents the authors' views on the importance of implementation of business plans in growth of an organization. According to the authors, it is important for corporate leaders to come much closer to describing where their organization will be in two years' time by describing their...

  • Poor Execution Foils Good Strategy.  // Credit Union Executive Newsletter;9/5/2005, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p3 

    Discovers the fact that managers know a lot about how to create a plan but knows little about how to carry it out. Reasons why there is failure in implementing the plan; Selection of metrics that help the executives evaluate the financial performance; Discussion of how to assess the performance...

  • Alamo pursues major operator.  // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;11/17/2003, Issue 2590, p9 

    Reports on the scheduled confirmation for Alamo to sign a deal with one of the major operators as part of its strategy to boost agency sales in the year 2004.

  • JUMP-STARTING GROWTH. Marks, Mike // Yard & Garden;Aug/Sep2006, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p30 

    The article offers information on business strategy that may help in boosting the income flow of a business enterprise. This practical advice was based on the author's conversation with a power equipment dealer during a small trade show in the Midwest. According to the author, it is very...

  • Get a grip. Knowles, Peter // Engineer (00137758);12/11/2006, Vol. 293 Issue 7714, p29 

    No abstract available.

  • Iscar deal spurs boom in Galilee.  // T & P: Tooling & Production;Jul2006, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p27 

    The article reports that Iscar Metalworking Cos. will invest tens of millions of dollars in setting up manufacturing plants and expanding the new industrial park in Dalton in Galilee, Israel according to honorary chairman Stef Wertheimer. The company's tool grinding plant will be based at the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics