Optimism Cautiously Returns to Stainless

Markham, Dan
July 2009
Metal Center News;Jul2009, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p16
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the need of steel manufacturers to be optimistic in times of recession in the U.S. It mentions that the stainless supply chain has been working off inventories of its material through the slow market. It notes that the price increase is the reason why steel producers and distributors optimistic enough. Moreover, it states that the automotive industry remains in the negative side as well as the housing industry.


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