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Mar 20

How Is Copper Contributing To The Cost Of Superstorm Sandy?

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Why Is Copper Hindering Repair After Superstorm Sandy? If you have a home that was severely damaged during Superstorm Sandy or other recent disasters, you already have plenty to worry about. Unfortunately, the widespread problem of copper theft is now also an issue in storm damaged communities.  Copper thieves are stealing everything from large quantities […]

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Mar 27

Could Martha Stewart Spark New Demand For Brass?

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Should manufacturers and metal suppliers pay attention when a home décor and interior design guru endorses one specific type of material? While consumer trends come and go and may only create slight ripple effects in material value and supply, sometimes they can make serious waves in manufacturing demand. Gleaming chrome became iconic in the ’50s. […]

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Feb 20

Why Law Enforcement May Need Military Flat Washers

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As military vehicles are used for new applications in the United States, will this affect mil-spec manufacturing? Military Vehicles Get A Second Life The ultra tough, armored vehicles that once transported and protected U.S. soldiers in Iraq are now getting a second life in law enforcement. Should police mechanics now keep a supply of military […]

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Jan 09

Is Steel The Ultimate Mirror Of The American Economy?

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Does it make sense to gauge the strength of a country’s industry based on this iconic high strength material? On November 14th President Barack Obama visited a steel factory in Cleveland, Ohio. There he spoke to workers about the struggles they, the manufacturing sector and the overall economy, had faced four years ago. He highlighted […]

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