What is EDI?

by Jelani Rucker on April 9, 2018

EDI is Electronic Data Interchange. It is the exchanging of business documents (such as purchase orders, invoices, etc.) electronically. EDI is highly automated, so the exchange of these documents happens instantaneously in most cases. EDI was inspired by developments in military logistics, which helped to manage vast quantities of data and informa...

Choosing a Design-build Partner

by Jelani Rucker on September 12, 2016

When choosing a design-build partner you have to strategically put the pieces of the puzzle together and create a team that can decide on that one single source that can provide products that delivers quality you can trust, a company that has a team of structural and geotechnical engineers that can provide technical expertise to every project, i...

Import OCTG Continues the Onslaught

by Jelani Rucker on August 6, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) markets have started showing positive signs:  the rig count has apparently reached bottom, inventory levels appear to be in better shape, and import shipments seem to be declining. But wait a minute, are import shipments really declining and inventory levels returnin...

America’s infrastructure: how bad is it really?

by Jelani Rucker on February 27, 2015

Really bad, to put it simply... Unfortunately, it's no secret that America's infrastructure is falling apart. Just look around you. You're bound to see a road inundated with potholes. You likely run into excruciating delays due to poor road conditions on a regular basis. How about that aging bridge you drive over daily in need of some ser...

Our future STEMs from educating today’s students

by Jelani Rucker on October 27, 2014

It's no secret that American students are lagging behind other industrial countries when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. With several initiatives supporting and encouraging the education of today's youth in the STEM areas, we are attempting to close the gap and remain a global leader. Through govern...

US Oil & Gas Industry by the Numbers

by Jelani Rucker on October 20, 2014

Ask anyone and they'll tell you that the US' oil and gas industry is not only impressive, but it plays a significant role in our economy. While we continue to restore the economy to its once flourishing state, there's no doubt that the influx in oil and gas production, especially over the past decade or so, has directly influenced this revival....

Support U.S. OCTG Producers!

by Randy Boswell on July 3, 2014

The final determination of dumping margins in the current OCTG trade case is only days away, and the U.S. steel industry is rallying support for a change in the Department of Commerce's methodology used to calculate preliminary margins. But South Korean imports continue to come into the United States in record numbers. In fact, the 2014 pace of...

Doing Business on an Unlevel Playing Field

by Jelani Rucker on June 11, 2014

On the brink of an energy independence boom, unfairly-traded imports are flying under the radar in the United States. These imports are arguably the biggest challenge for energy independence, as they result in fewer domestic jobs, poorer quality product, and less money in our economy. JMC Steel Group, however, is fighting back. Steel is a...