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By: Keith Woods, President of Central Steel Service In my last blog on the current state of the steel industry, I primarily focused on the dramatic run-up in steel prices over the past year. As of Sept. 10, 2021, the AMM price index for hot rolled steel coil was at $1938/TN, which is up 12 percent in just a 60-day period since July 2, 2021. In my opinion, I think we will see this as the top end of the price; however, we will not begin to see much price softening until early 2022 since demand continues to outweigh available mill supply.

Lightning only strikes in the same place once. Toilet flushes spin in a different direction in the Southern Hemisphere. A penny dropped from the empire state building can kill a person on the sidewalk.  These are common myths you may have once believed...or still believe. But, the reality is lightning can strike the same place more than once, toilets flush in both directions in both hemispheres, and a penny dropped from the empire state building might hurt -- but it wouldn’t kill someone. Myths can shape your beliefs and impact the way you think, what you do, where you go, and what you buy. 

Whether we pay attention to it or not, we see and follow signage every day. From identifying storefronts and businesses to providing direction, signs are essential to almost every type of business and area.  When selecting a material for outdoor signage, weathering steel, also known as Cor-ten, is well-suited for the job. Weathering steel signage is not only aesthetically-pleasing but can also withstand outdoor elements better than other signage materials. Weathering steel also mixes well with other materials, such stainless steel, wood and stone, to create just the right rustic, contemporary look.