Entries by Shannon Collins

Despite Slight Drop in February’s Scrap Market – Chicago Among Strongest

The 5th effective issue of the American Metal Market was released yesterday, February 7th, showing a small decrease in Chicago’s scrap market. Despite earlier speculation, there was only a slight drop of an average of $9 per gross ton across the board. According to the American Metal Market’s article published February 4th, 2013, “February Scrap Prices Appear Poised for Fall” by […]

Shortage of Skilled Workers Across the US

The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers According Harold L. Sirkin, coauthor of the The US Manufacturing Renaissance: How Shifting Global Economics Are Creating an American Comeback book, there is currently a shortage of skilled manufacturing workers in the United States. As many as 600,000 manufacturing jobs need to be filled across the U.S. Sirkin […]

Chicago Scrap Metal Markets are Sideways in January

Contrary to early reports January’s scrap metal market was flat from December and it has been fairly unchanged since November of last year.  Early predictions indicated that Chicago’s scrap metal market would be flat to up $20/gt in January.  According to Sean Davidson, author of  “Chicago scrap trade kicks off at flat levels” published in today’s […]