SFSA CASTEEL REPORTER
Steel Founders' Society Of America
JANUARY - 2015

Casteel Commentary

This month’s Casteel Commentary looks back on the projections of 2014 and proposes some changes in market conditions for 2015. Hopefully these will stir up some thoughts that will be helpful.

SFSA Staff Resources

In the past 4 months, the SFSA has added two new positions so that we may increase resources and better serve our members. Most recently, Diana David, Research Manager and in August, Ryan Moore, Director of Programs and Services.

Member Recognition

SFSA is proud to recognize the following people who received awards in 2014 and their member foundry who support their involvement in the society:

We would like to thank all of these individuals for their service to the steel foundry industry.

SFSA Trend Cards

 

Steel Castings Production and Percent Change

Market Commentary

Steel casting shipments and bookings have fallen in October and November of 2014. Stainless castings saw a small down month in shipments November but the three-month number and the bookings are positive. Backlog is low in stainless casting but an ordinary 8 weeks in steel casting markets.

Of great concern is the continued sharp decline in oil prices along with a steady slow decline in copper prices. Positive news includes stronger overall growth in the economy and increased employment. The forecast for the coming year for steel castings was updated by the marketing committee in December and is located here for your use. Let us know if you have any questions about this forecast.

Steel sales as indicated by shipments show continued positive results through November. Orders for capital good for the past few months have stalled and are not showing growth. Iron and steel casting sales are showing a similar stall in growth. The SFSA production index calculated from the trend data reported by members shows the strong market demand in mid-2012 with a severe slowdown of 30% total until early 2014 with a modest recovery since then.

Casteel Commentary

Last year’s forecast:

  1. Steel casting demand will be stable with modest increases. There is some potential for downside risk especially if equity prices drop dramatically from their current valuations.

Wrong, steel casting shipments were down about 10% from the prior year.

  1. Commodity prices will also remain stable creating continued demand for replacement parts for consumables and some equipment demands. There is also downside risk here since the developing countries may see economic slowdowns and put downward pressure on energy and mining products.

For copper this was accurate. While demand for mining equipment remained moribund, the price of copper stayed mostly above $3 lb. until near the end of the year. The drop had to do with reductions in demand in developing countries and increased supply responding to the high prices.

  1. Energy markets will continue to be active while the price differential between oil and gas gets resolved through investment in conversions to use gas to replace oil and coal.

For oil, the price of West Texas oil remained above $90 a barrel until October and then fell dramatically. Increased supply coupled with stagnant demand has led to a surplus of production capacity and this is having a depressing effect on prices, now around $50 a barrel.

The prediction was wrong, instead of conversions from expensive oil to cheaper natural gas, increased oil production is bringing down the price of oil

  1. Stainless products will continue to see strong markets while infrastructure to expand capacity in the CPI industry is built to take advantage of the availability and price of gas.

Large investment projects continue to be planned and are possible but they were not released this year. Stainless casting shipments fell at the end of Winter and in early Spring and began to recover toward the end of the year with an overall decline for 2014 of 10% as well.

The consensus for 2015 is for accelerating growth in the US economy. Improving employment numbers and continued low interest rates are providing an opportunity for the economy to return to a higher growth rate.

It is generally thought that growth will accelerate and this will lead to increased interest rates around the end of the year. The US economy is the strongest in the world in growth rate for developed economies. China is expected to slow in growth but continue to post 5-8% growth in their economy. This will be tempered by the need to clean up excessive leverage and mal-investment in building and industries that are not needed by the economy. Oil and copper prices are expected to bottom out this year but it may be lower than now and then recover to $50 a barrel typical and $3 lb.

My thoughts for 2015

  1. Steel casting demand will be down, not dramatically, but enough to make 2015 a challenging year to run the business profitably.
  2. The US dollar will continue to strengthen against other major currencies making imports more competitive and making large domestic OEM’s interested again in global sourcing.
  3. Low oil and copper prices make both the mining equipment and oil field business slower than we forecast. Steel casting sales have generally followed these prices.
  4. A significant adjustment in equity (stock) prices is likely with a fall of more than 20% sometime in the year.
  5. Rising interest rates at the yearend will result in larger projects moving forward to avoid escalation in costs on investment.
  6. Building construction should be up around 10% this year, improving this long dormant market.
  7. Stainless markets should remain steady with low oil prices allowing investment in the CPI industry in US.

Raymond Monroe

Upcoming Meetings

2015
Apr. 14--15 , Milwaukee, WI
May 5 , Rosemont, IL
May 6 , Rosemont, IL
May 7 , Rosemont, IL
Jun. 16--25 , Germany & Turkey
Sep. 12--15 , Washington, DC
Dec. 9--12 , Chicago, IL

Technical & Operating Conference

The 2014 National Technical & Operating Conference was a success - attendance was the highest of the past five years with 174 members coming. They represented 58 member foundries (likewise the highest of the past five years). The conference retained a strong industry focus with three-quarters of the 42 papers coming from members. The conference workshop had the highest attendance to date with an additional 50% more attendees than normal. Credit for this strong program goes to the authors and the T&O Committee. Thank you all! The committee has already started preparations for the 2015 National T&O Conference, which will be held in Chicago on December 9-12, 2015. Please consider this an open call for papers. If you or a colleague has a topic to present, or you would like a specific topic covered, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org.

Specifications

The Specification Committee discussed hardness conversion for duplex stainless steels as part of ASTM A370. An Inter Lab Study is planned for ASTM A262, which covers the standard practices for detecting susceptibility to intergranular attack in austenitic stainless steels. The test block for ASTM A356 and A1067 will be modeled to improve the design and then balloted. John Griffin is looking for additional participants in a Telebrineller study (contact John if you have one at jagrif@uab.edu). The investment casters have asked for additional time to collect data showing P & S levels mirror today’s production. A specification for solidification analysis was discussed with an opportunity to utilize the process developed for MTI for the MAGMA datasets that are currently available to SFSA members. A new specification for C12A was proposed, but seems unlikely to go forward. SFSA will pursue action through ITAC to enable adding grades to the EN standard. A new definition for the ruling section under ASTM A148 was drafted and will be balloted. The testing subcommittee is working on developing a process for sub-size Charpys for values over 40 ft-lb. A new standard will be developed under ISO for correlating radiography to performance.

Energy

Prices are falling at the pump, but saving a dollar still amounts to an extra buck of profit. Anoop Balakrishnan and Kyle Long from Harrison Steel Castings Company presented “Energy Savings and Sustainability in the Foundry” at the T&O. Elizabeth Dutrow, Director of EPA’s successful ENERGY STAR industrial partnership, attended SFSA’s 2014 Annual Meeting and spoke on the topic “What can ENERGY STAR do for you?” She pointedly said energy management is a valuable opportunity that company owners and managers in our industry need to take advantage of by appointing and supporting a corporate energy manager and joining ENERGY STAR for further support. Key takeaways from her presentation included:

This year, ENERGY STAR is dedicating resources to work specifically with metalcasters, including the steel foundries, to help you setup energy management programs and will provide professional energy consulting support at no charge to those companies who join and actively participate in the program (visit www.energystar.gov/join to learn more).

International Foundry Forum

2014 offered an opportunity to participate in the International Foundry Forum (IFF). IFF is a gathering of the CEOs worldwide, of important casting users, ferrous and non-ferrous foundries, foundry equipment and consumable suppliers as well as high-level association representatives. The main goal is to increase the marketing opportunities for castings in competition with other processes and products in a global business environment. The event is sponsored by CAEF, the European foundry association, and CEMAFON, the European foundry equipment suppliers association. Five member foundries participated in the event which was held in Italy. Presentations on global supply chains, the foundry industry image, China forecast, and trends for pump/valve steel castings are available here.

Safety News

Safety Awards

SFSA presented several members safety awards at the T&O conference last month for demonstrating an exemplary safety record for 2013. The awards are to recognize members that set the standard in safety practices and contribute to the improvement of the overall safety record for our industry.

The following two members achieved a “Perfect Safety Record” with a DART rate of 0:

The following six members achieved an “Outstanding Safety Record” with a DART rate less than the industry average and for all manufacturing:

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule

OSHA's updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries and illnesses that employers must report to OSHA. Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the revised rule retains the current requirement to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and adds the requirement to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours to OSHA.

Among the changes, employers will have now have the option to file online reports of fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses via a web form. The electronic form is currently under development and is expected to be available later this month.

Lockout/Tagout Review

In 2013, LOTO was #8 on OSHA’s Top 10 citation list and #1 for steel foundries. To better protect your employees, reduce costs and improve productivity, make it a priority to review your LOTO program to ensure that you are in compliance. Organizations are commonly cited for noncompliance not for LOTO equipment issues but rather for compliance program deficiencies such as failure to provide training or establishing and enforcing written programs and procedures.

As a starting point, review your LOTO written program and training practices. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 (c)(4) covers the minimal acceptable written program procedures. A written program must include:

  1. A specific written statement of the intended use of the procedure.
  2. Specific procedural steps taken for shutting down, isolating, blocking and securing machines or equipment to control hazardous energy. This must be done for each piece of equipment unless it is a duplicate.
  3. Specific procedural steps for placing, removing and transferring lockout devices and the responsibility for them.
  4. Specific requirements for testing lockout devices, tagout devices and other energy-control measures.

As for training, authorized employees shall be provided worker training [29 CFR 1910.147 (c)(7)(I)]. Training must include the energy-control procedure uses and purposes, and all workers in the area where the energy-control procedures are used. When tagouts are used, employees must be taught of the devices' limitations. All employees must be retrained whenever job assignments, machines, equipment or processes change or present new hazards.

The Department of Labor OSHA website has a wealth of information on LOTO compliance and training.

 

 
january15.pdf
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The January 2015 Casteel Reporter
2015-01-CastingIndustryImage.pdf
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IFF Presentation
2015-01-ChinaTrends.pdf
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IFF Presentation
2015-01-SupplyChainImpact.pdf
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IFF Presentation
2015-01-ValvePumpSteelCstgTrends.pdf
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IFF Presentation
november14.pdf
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The November 2014 Casteel Reporter
october14.pdf
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The October 2014 Casteel Reporter
august14.pdf
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The August 2014 Casteel Reporter
may14.pdf
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The May 2014 Casteel Reporter
february14.pdf
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The February 2014 Casteel Reporter
december13.pdf
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The December 2013 Casteel Reporter
october13.pdf
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The October 2013 Casteel Reporter
august13.pdf
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The August 2013 Casteel Reporter
may13.pdf
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The May 2013 Casteel Reporter
april13.pdf
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The April 2013 Casteel Reporter
february13.pdf
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The February 2013 Casteel Reporter
january13.pdf
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The January 2013 Casteel Reporter
Forecast2013.pdf
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The 2013 SFSA Market Forecast
december12.pdf
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The December 2012 Casteel Reporter
october12.pdf
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The October 2012 Casteel Reporter
july12.pdf
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The July 2012 Casteel Reporter
may12.pdf
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The May 2012 Casteel Reporter
march12.pdf
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The March 2012 Casteel Reporter
nffsseminar.pdf
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NFFS Foundry Noise Exposure Seminar information
february12.pdf
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The February 2012 Casteel Reporter
december11.pdf
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The December 2011 Casteel Reporter
forecast2012.pdf
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The 2012 SFSA Market Forecast as presented at the 2011 Technical & Operating Conference
october11.pdf
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The October 2011 Casteel Reporter
september11.pdf
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The September 2011 Casteel Reporter
july11.pdf
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The July 2011 Casteel Reporter
june11.pdf
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The June 2011 Casteel Reporter
april11.pdf
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The April 2011 Casteel Reporter
march11.pdf
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The March 2011 Casteel Reporter
january11.pdf
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The January 2011 Casteel Reporter
november10.pdf
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The November 2010 Casteel Reporter
october10.pdf
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The October 2010 Casteel Reporter
august10.pdf
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The August 2010 Casteel Reporter
201008eqp.pdf
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Equipment available
july10.pdf
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The July 2010 Casteel Reporter
SFSA Directory Information Form.pdf
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The form used to update foundry listings in the Directory of Steel Foundries
june10.pdf
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The June 2010 Casteel Reporter
may10.pdf
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The May 2010 Casteel Reporter
march10.pdf
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The March 2010 Casteel Reporter
february10.pdf
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The February 2010 Casteel Reporter
january10.pdf
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The January 2010 Casteel Reporter
FR74-209 CO2.pdf
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CO2 Emissions reporting rule
Combustible Dust FR ANPR 10-21-09.pdf
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Federal Register notice seeking input on development of a standard for combustible dust
december09.pdf
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The December 2009 Casteel Reporter including graphs and attachments
toptenoshaviolations09.pdf
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Top Ten OSHA Violations
october09.pdf
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The October 2009 Casteel Reporter
steelbus1009.pdf
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Business report and market trend graphs
september09.pdf
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The September 2009 Casteel Reporter
MagmaSoft Tax Credit.pdf
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MAGMATIMES article on Federal Research & Experimentation tax credit.
august09.pdf
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The August 2009 Casteel Reporter
MIEEE.pdf
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Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Exchange information
july09.pdf
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The July 2009 Casteel Reporter
FEF CIC Ad 2009.pdf
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Foundry Educational Foundation College Industry Conference
april09.pdf
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The April 2009 Casteel Reporter
march09.pdf
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The March 2009 Casteel Reporter
february09.pdf
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The February 2009 Casteel Reporter including business trend information, graphs and attachments.
steelgurujan2009.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
yrc0209.pdf
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SFSA's Yellow Freight and Roadway discount program.
january09.pdf
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The January 2009 Casteel Reporter including business trend information, graphs and attachments.
Company FMLA policy (federal).pdf
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Federal FMLA Policy.
employee under fmla.pdf
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U.S. Department of Labor poster on Employee Rights and Responsibilities under FMLA.
Certification of Illness or Injury to a Covered Service Memb.pdf
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FMLA Leave Certification of Serious Illness or Injury for a Covered Service Member.
october08.pdf
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The September 2008 Casteel Reporter including business trend information and graphs and attachments.
steelguruoct2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
september08.pdf
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The September 2008 Casteel Reporter.
steelbus0908.pdf
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Business trend numbers and graphs only.
steelgurusep2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
august08.pdf
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The August 2008 Casteel Reporter
steelbus0808.pdf
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Business trend numbers and graphs only.
steelguruaug2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
july08.pdf
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The July 2008 Casteel Reporter
steelgurujul2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
ITAR-Info.pdf
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Part 121 - The United States Munitions List
ITAR-Info-Violation.pdf
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Part 127 - Violations and Penalties
DEEDGrantApp053006.pdf
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Demonstation of Energy-Efficient Developments grant application. To be submitted by the utility company.
DEED-Members.pdf
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Utility companies participating in the DEED program.
june08.pdf
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The June 2008 Casteel Reporter
steelgurujune2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
may08.pdf
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The May 2008 Casteel Reporter
steelgurumay2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
april08.pdf
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The April 2008 Casteel Reporter including business trend information, graphs and attachments.
steelbus0408.pdf
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Business trend numbers and graphs only.
steelguruapr2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
march08.pdf
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The March 2008 Casteel Reporter including business trend information, graphs and attachments.
steelgurumar2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
MoldThickness2.pdf
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Calculation of Minimum Mold Thickness in Steel Casting - Jacob Thole, Dr. Christoph Beckermann, University of Iowa.
february08.pdf
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The February 2008 Casteel Reporter
steelgurufeb2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
january08.pdf
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The January 2008 Casteel Reporter
steelgurujan2008.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
AFSAreaSourceSummary.pdf
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AFS Summary of the EPA Area Source Rule.
FR-AreaSourceFinal.pdf
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40 CFR Part 63 - EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Iron and Steel Foundries Area Sources; Final Rule
  Due to the Technical & Operating Conference, no newsletter was published for December 2007.
november07.pdf
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The November 2007 Casteel Reporter
futureleaders1107.pdf
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Future steel foundry industry leaders meeting notice.
eqp-auction1207.pdf
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Equipment available - auction ends Dec. 6 2007
october07.pdf
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The October 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelguruoct2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
ofr2007-1257.pdf
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Cr, Cu, Mn, Mo, Ni, and steel price drivers. US Geological Survey
september07.pdf
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The September 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelgurusep2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
Docket2007N-0330.pdf
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Docket 2007N-0330 Presidential Interagency Working Group on Public Safety (Import Safety)
fr17se07P.pdf
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Proposed EPA Area Source Rule for Iron and Steel Foundries
august07.pdf
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The August 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelguruaug2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information.
IEEE Workshop1007.pdf
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IEEE Industrial Energy Efficiency Workshop information
july07.pdf
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The July 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelgurujul2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information
june07.pdf
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The June 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelgurujune2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information
may07.pdf
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The May 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelgurumay2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information
finemanbio.pdf
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Biography of Howard Fineman, speaker at the 2007 SFSA Annual Meeting
SBB Steel Markets.pdf
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Steel - Global Impacts to North American Minimill Competitiveness, by Thomas A. Danjczek, President, Steel Manufacturers Association - speaker at the 2007 SFSA Annual Meeting
april07.pdf
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The April 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelguruapr2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information
march07.pdf
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The March 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelgurumar2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information
hexcr-fiore.pdf
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Information on Hexavalent Chromium
february07.pdf
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The February 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelgurufeb2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information
january07.pdf
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The January 2007 Casteel Reporter
steelgurujan2007.pdf
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Steel market condition information
december06.pdf
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The December 2006 Casteel Reporter
internapp.pdf
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SFSA Internship sponsorship information and form
steelgurudec2006.pdf
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Steel market condition information
november06.pdf
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The November 2006 Casteel Reporter
steelgurunov2006.pdf
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Steel market condition information
october06.pdf
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The October 2006 Casteel Reporter
september06.pdf
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The September 2006 Casteel Reporter
august06.pdf
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The August 2006 Casteel Reporter
steelbus0806.pdf
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Industry business numbers and graphs only
july06.pdf
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The July 2006 Casteel Reporter
steelbus0706.pdf
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Industry business numbers and graphs only
China6-22-2006.pdf
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Evaluation of Chinese Economy and Trading Practices
Chinese Steel Subsidies Paper.pdf
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The China Syndrome: How Subsidies and Government Intervention Created the World's Largest Steel Industry
RL32333.pdf
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CRS Report for Congress - Steel: Price and Policy Issues. Update June 26, 2006
june06.pdf
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The June 2006 Casteel Reporter
China tour tentative list-0606.pdf
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Tentative list of plants to be visited on the tour of China
may06.pdf
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The May 2006 Casteel Reporter
steelbus0506.pdf
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Industry business numbers and graphs only
HexCr monitoring.pdf
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Exposure Monitoring Guidance for Compliance with the new OSHA Standard fro Hexavalent Chromium
KFTA comments.pdf
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U.S.-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement: Written Comments Concerning the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Imports
AMMEX EERE-ITP.pdf
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EERE's Industrial Technologies Program: Proven Returns on Federal and Industrial Investments
april06.pdf
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The April 2006 Casteel Reporter
emsguide.pdf
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Environmental Management Systems Implementation Guide for the foundry sector, USA EPA
AreaSourceUpdate.pdf
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Iron & Steel Area Source rule
march06.pdf
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The March 2006 Casteel Reporter
monroe-outlookSpring2006.pdf
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Economic outlook presentation given by Raymond Monroe at the SFSA Spring Management Meeting on March 9, 2006
lashinsky-outlook2006.pdf
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Economic outlook presentation given by Bernard Lashinsky at the SFSA Spring Management Meeting on March 9, 2006
keramida-annual compliance calendar.pdf
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Regulatory Compliance Calendar for Steel Foundries by Keramida
keramida-Env Audits.pdf
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Environmental Audits in the Primary Metals Sector - Jim Schifo, Keramida
keramida-Regulatory Calendar - 2006.pdf
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Common Environmental Compliance Deadlines - Keramida
February06.pdf
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The February 2006 Casteel Reporter
china exports surge.pdf
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China steel exports surge due to domestic overcapacity
2005CHINASD_0106.pdf
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Chinese Steel Industry - Record Steel Output with Big Decline in Net Imports in 2005
Measurement Error - ISU.pdf
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Measurement Error of Visual Casting Surface Inspection - Iowa State University
january06.pdf
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The January 2006 Casteel Reporter
december05.pdf
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The December 2005 Casteel Reporter
USCCCHINAexec_summ_05.pdf
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USCC Executive Summary on China Trade
november05.pdf
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The November 2005 Casteel Reporter
hexcr-nov05.pdf
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Congressional letters on Hexavalent Chromium
october05.pdf
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The October 2005 Casteel Reporter
rdtaxcredit.pdf
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Presentation on the R&D Tax Credit given at the 2004 SFSA Annual Meeting
september05special.pdf
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Special September 2005 Casteel Reporter about the possible impact of a natural disaster on the steel casting industry
september05.pdf
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The september 2005 Casteel Reporter
testbars.pdf
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"Test Coupons and Casting Quality" and "Mechanical Properties of Test Bars Compared to Castings"
august05.pdf
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The August 2005 Casteel Reporter
MoriciSteelPrices.pdf
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Manufacturing and Steel Prices, by Peter Morici, February 2005
China prices 7-2005.pdf
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Prices of Castings, Foundry Raw and Auxiliary Materials in Some Regions of China
pub3771.pdf
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US ITC Publication 3771, Foundry Products: Competitive Conditions in the U.S. Market
july05.pdf
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The July 2005 Casteel Reporter
WFO2005 Paper.pdf
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World Foundry Organization paper on the last 20 years of steel casting research
june05.pdf
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The June 2005 Casteel Reporter
SFIC Washington Forum OSHA.ppt
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Presentation on OSHA Proposed PEL for Hexavalent Chrome, in PowerPoint format
SFIC Washington Forum OSHA.pdf
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Presentation on OSHA Proposed PEL for Hexavalent Chrome, in PDF format
may05.pdf
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The May 2005 Casteel Reporter
MACT-Scrap.pdf
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Amendments to the Scrap metal and Inspection provisions of the Iron and Steel Foundry MACT
april05.pdf
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The April 2005 Casteel Reporter
IntlTradeEvents.pdf
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International Trade Events
equipment0405.pdf
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Equipment Available
march05.pdf
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The March 2005 Casteel Reporter
february05.pdf
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The February 2005 Casteel Reporter
january05.pdf
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The January 2005 Casteel Reporter
afs-gac.pdf
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AFS Government Affairs Conference Information
december04.pdf
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The December 2004 Casteel Reporter
november04.pdf
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The November 2004 Casteel Reporter
october04.pdf
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The October 2004 Casteel Reporter
september04.pdf
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The September 2004 Casteel Reporter
august04.pdf
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The August 2004 Casteel Reporter
antitrust.pdf
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General Rules of Antitrust Compliance & Antitrust Policy Statement of Steel Founders' Society of America
july04.pdf
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The July 2004 Casteel Reporter
june04.pdf
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The June 2004 Casteel Reporter
may04.pdf
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The May 2004 Casteel Reporter
Nolan_Dollars.pdf
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Dollars and "Sense" presentation by John Nolan, Vice President, Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Nolan_Dollars_Sequel.pdf
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Dollars and "Sense" "The Sequel" presentation by John Nolan, Vice President, Steel Dynamics, Inc.
april04.pdf
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The April 2004 Casteel Reporter
march04.pdf
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The March 2004 Casteel Reporter
  Due to our office move, the February 2004 Casteel Reporter was not produced.
january04.pdf
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The January 2004 Casteel Reporter
december03.pdf
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The December 2003 Casteel Reporter
november03.pdf
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The November 2003 Casteel Reporter
october03.pdf
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The October 2003 Casteel Reporter
september03.pdf
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The September 2003 Casteel Reporter
august03.pdf
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The August 2003 Casteel Reporter
july03.pdf
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The July 2003 Casteel Reporter
june03.pdf
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The June 2003 Casteel Reporter
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