Impact of China Tariffs on the U.S. Steel Industry

While recent China tariffs have left an impact on the United States steel industry as a whole, they also present a significant opportunity for the sector. Concerns related to the effects of these steel tariffs on the average American consumer are still lingering, but the industry is expecting a much-needed boost in demand. ...

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Supplier Diversity

If you have a diverse supply base in traditional terms, you have a pool of suppliers manufacturing different things for you. The different pieces that make up the end product to your company all come together at some point in time. Think of the work, time, and money involved in making this happen; using five suppliers and the associated risk involved to insure everything comes together perfectly. An example of this process is below. I ask that you think of all of the work your company performs and cost incurred when doing business this way? ...

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Summit Steel Gets a New Site

Over the past 20 years of our company’s existence as a manufacturer, many things have changed. One of the most substantial changes we have seen are related to how manufactures communicate with current and future customers. Social media and spectacular websites have taken over the traditional pick up the phone and find a supplier or customer. At Summit Steel and Manufacturing, we have steadily adapted to this change in how business is performed in our industry. Most recently we made the commitment to take things to the next level and become a leader and not follow and set a new standard in how manufacturers such as us are viewed and perceived through websites. We have always found it to be a challenge to explain and show our current and future customers who we are and the broad range of capability “diversity” we have to offer as a manufacturer. With a lot of work, thought and professional guidance over the past year we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. ...

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