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MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing doing a little better, but improvement incremental

MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing doing a little better, but improvement incremental

Soft demand and overcapacity issues have been nagging the steel industry, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Steel industry building toward rebound

Steel industry building toward rebound

The steel industry continues to struggle despite rising orders from automakers, who have added third shifts and new employees to keep pace with their turbocharged sales.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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MANUFACTURING: Choppy recovery causing turbulence in sector

MANUFACTURING: Choppy recovery causing turbulence in sector

Manufacturing activity in the United States is following a similarly volatile pattern as it continues to recover from the impact of the Great Recession.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Activity not 'bad,' but slowdown apparent

MANUFACTURING: Activity not 'bad,' but slowdown apparent

After a solid seven months of the year, Roy Berlin said product volumes shipped from his steel service center have been down in recent months.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Steady improvement in business expected in '12

MANUFACTURING: Steady improvement in business expected in '12

Steel service center executive Roy Berlin said the energy, mining and automotive sectors are continuing to lift domestic manufacturing and it is benefiting companies in Northwest Indiana.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: European headwinds to remove some luster from sector

MANUFACTURING: European headwinds to remove some luster from sector

Earnings for companies in the manufacturing sector should improve in 2012 compared to last year, steel service business owner Roy Berlin said.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
Full steel recovery still a year away, analyst says

Full steel recovery still a year away, analyst says

Anyone waiting for a full recovery of the domestic steel industry in 2012 may have to wait one more year.

January 11, 2012 2:30 pm Related

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Full steel recovery still a year away, analyst says

Full steel recovery still a year away, analyst says

Anyone waiting for a full recovery of the domestic steel industry in 2012 may have to wait one more year. "This recession, (the steel industry) just recovered so slowly, and steel production is still not where it was before the boom years in 2007 and early 2008," said Monica Bonar, North Ame…

January 11, 2012 2:30 pm Related

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MANUFACTURING: Dips in orders may create undertainty in industry

MANUFACTURING: Dips in orders may create undertainty in industry

Manufacturing activity is continuing its improvement from previous months on the back of sectors including automotive and energy, Roy Berlin said.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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MANUFACTURING: Certain segments showing growth to buoy construction

MANUFACTURING: Certain segments showing growth to buoy construction

Roy Berlin said his customers, which are users of steel, are doing better than they were in the throes of the recession a few years ago.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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MANUFACTURING: Sales expected 'slightly' higher on orders

MANUFACTURING: Sales expected 'slightly' higher on orders

The owner of a Hammond steel processor and service center said his customers are expecting higher sales as a result of increased activity and orders.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
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