Steel Thoughts

Steel Thoughts

Great Lakes Iron Ore Logistics Circa 1943

The following pictorial is a very informative advertisement showing how efficient the movement of Iron Ore was during World War II. This was published in “Life Magazine” May 31, 1943. Iron Ore is still a very important ingredient in steel-making, especially for mills with Blast Furnaces, and mills that rely[…]

Twitter @AllianceSteel

In March 2009 we decided to start a twitter account, and when there is something worth sharing, and the spirit moves me, I tweet about it. Today I found an app that summarizes the topics  have been tweeted . Here it is as a “Wordle”

Sheet pile jobs completed- River Project

The following photo shows a recent project completed using sheet pile that we supplied. We will add a photo or two each week of recent projects.  Keep in mind, we have a civil engineer as part of our team who is a specialist in steel sheet pile, and we can[…]

Steel for Construction conference in Mexico City today

Today at the Nikko hotel in Mexico City we will be sponsoring a conference which will feature presentations on three topics. 1. Steel Sheet Pile 2. Steel Beams and Hollow sections 3. Steel used for Oil Platforms Our partner in Mexico, TradeAcero has put together a fantastic program and we[…]

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Have you read this book? It is a good novel by a famous writer. It has to do with the mysterious disappearance of the best and brightest business leaders around the country. All were visited by John Galt and then were gone. Pick it up and read it. It has[…]

Ten Questions Politicians Won’t Answer

The past week’s debate about health care has shown that in Washington the only things more stubborn than facts are politicians who evade them. In spite of a torrent of independent analyses showing that the so-called health-care “reform” bills moving through Congress will dramatically increase the deficit and cause millions[…]

What do traders do?

A well known steelmogul  told the audience at the Steel Survival Strategies meetings that traders need to be removed from the supply chain.  He said removing traders would make the supply chain more efficient and sustainable.  Well, I beg to differ.  You actually need us more than you think. When[…]

The Golden Gate Bridge

If you have visited or flown over San Francisco, you will likely see the Golden Gate Bridge.  I had the pleasure of viewing the bridge a few Sundays ago from both sides and underneath as my son swam with about 40 others from one side of the bridge to the[…]