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July 25, 2014
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Strength in Clusters

Why transportation is fueling prosperous regional manufacturing centers

by Bill Barnhart // Illustration by Oliver Munday
July/August 2014

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From Helmets to Hard Hats

When their fight overseas ends, veterans’ fight for employment at home begins. But their skills and values can make them a great fit for the metals industry.

by Edmund Newton || Illustration by Bomboland
Taking Care of Your Own

For Gary Stein, president of Triple-S Steel, “family” means those connected by blood—and steel.

by Kelly Caldwell || Photography by Michael Hart
Under the Radar
The New Gold Rush

The world’s mad scramble for rare earth minerals

by William P. Barrett
Shelf Life
The Lawyer, the Advisers and the CEO

Inside the CIA; the search for wisdom; and a guide to corporate culture 

by Rebecca Rolfes
Lessons Learned
Workplace Safety

A culture, not a program

by William Atkinson
Guest Column
Business as Unusual

How to “future-proof” your company

by Jack Uldrich