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AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, and carbon and stainless tubular products, for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, electrical power generation and distribution markets. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, the company operates eight steel plants, and two tube plants in the U.S. and one in Mexico, and sales offices in Europe.


Baird & Co is a traditional bullion merchant, established in 1967 in London and is the UK's largest gold refinery. The company produces investment bars, wedding bands, jewelry and industrial products in gold, silver, platinum, palladium and uniquely, Rhodium. It additionally actively trades all international bullion bars and coins.


Carpentaria Exploration Limited (http://www. is an iron development company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:CAP). Led by Managing Director Quentin Hill, the Brisbane-based company is focussed on the development of its flagship Hawsons Iron Project near Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia which it discovered in 2009.


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including commodities hedging, consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi's world class commodities professionals cover a vast array of exposures and apply superior derivatives expertise, first-rate financial and physical trading, and invaluable research to structure creative, cost-effective solutions.


CMOC, a PRC company publicly listed on the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges, is a global natural resources company with a diverse portfolio of high quality, low cost, long life assets. Our vision is to be a leading, international diversified mining and industrial minerals company.


Constellium, a world leader in the manufacturing of high-quality aluminum products and solutions whose roots date back to aluminum's beginning and is characterized by a commitment to delivering excellence, a flair for creative collaboration, and the ability to advance innovation. These qualities define us today, and underpin our market-leading position.


Dillon Gage, a leading international trading firm since 1976, provides clients with trading access 24/5 through our trading desk and desktop/mobile platforms. We are authorized purchasers for all major world mints and maintain inventory 20 countries. We deliver dealer applications and trading technologies along with expert refining and storage services.


Essar Steel is known for its high quality of flat steel products and is an approved supplier to reputed global customers. Our products conform to international quality standards. Essar Steel is 10 MTPA integrated steel producer with prudent investments in upstream and downstream facilities Essar Steel lays great emphasis on sustainability and is a climate action member and signatory to the sustainability charter, WSA.


Headquartered in Montreal and founded in 1944, Fednav is a privately-owned and largest dry-bulk shipping company in Canada. Its fleet of 100 vessels, 58 of which are owned, transports over 21 million MT of which 2 million of steel worldwide including 1 million from Northern Europe to North America.


Located in Queretaro, Mexico, Fracsa is the strongest aluminum player within the Mexican market and the leading national supplier of aluminum alloys for the automotive market. Fully equipped with the most upto- date technology, our current production capacity reaches 5,000 tons/month, increasing to 10,000 tons/ month by the end of 2017.


Founded by industry veterans, GSI Exchange specializes in converting US Currency into physical precious metal investments. With over 75 years experience their management team has successfully transferred billions into Gold and Silver in the US. GSI Exchange offers a full range of customized portfolios and physical Gold and Silver IRAs.


To maximize the viability and profitability of an asset investment, the professional advice of a highly experienced consulting company is indispensable. Horst Wiesinger Consulting specializes in the provision of a wide range of expert services for the iron- and steelmaking industry to support customers to successfully achieve their project objectives.


Frederick R. Demler, Ph.D., INTL FCStone is a Ring Dealing Member of the London Metal Exchange and offers a full range of hedging and trading services, research, and hedge workshops. Prior to joining INTL in 2011, Mr. Demler worked for MF Global, PaineWebber, Drexel Burnham, Exxon, and Penn State.


J. Rotbart & Co. is a family owned firm that helps high net worth clients, families and institutions build boutique investment portfolios and wealth protection vehicles based on physical precious metals — primarily gold, platinum, and silver. J. Rotbart & Co. also arranges the ancillary logistical services, such as secure transportation and storage.


Jemison wins bids by aggressively attacking waste throughout the supply chain. Awarded for excellence in customer service, and recommended for their creative strategies to drive down inefficiencies, Jemison has 140 people, 511,000 square feet of warehouse space, and facilities in South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and two in Alabama. Visit for more.


Founded in 1971, Klein Steel Service Inc., a premier and NQA-1 compliant metals supplier and processing center, provides world-class JIT inventory and supply management solutions. Klein Steel also offers a full range of value-added processing services including component manufacturing and kitting. Klein Steel is the 2015 winner of the Platt's Global Metal Distributor of the Year award, and winner of the Industry Week Best Plants award in 2011.


Metinvest Group is a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies that manages every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. It has steel and mining production facilities in Ukraine, EU and the US, as well as a sales network covering all key global markets.


MidWest Materials, Inc., a premier carbon flat rolled steel service center near Cleveland, Ohio, USA, is home to North America’s largest Leveltek Stretch Leveling System providing memory-free steel over 100” wide. CEO Brian Robbins is 3rd generation of the family owned and operated company thriving on the principles of quality, service, safety, innovation and a dedication to long term relationships with vendors, customers and employees. He is also the President of the Association of Steel Distributors. Visit www. for more information.


Who are we, and what do we do? Who — A global network of former law enforcement, Special Forces and commodity veterans providing physical asset management to multinational corporations. What we do — We specialise in offering: due diligence, compliance, market intelligence, security (physical/ cyber) and safety systems.


Nikkei MC Aluminium Co., Ltd. supplies standard and special aluminum alloys ingots from scrap and primary materials. Our alloys are used in the casting and die-casting process of aluminum components that serve mainly the automotive industry. Headquartered in Japan, we are also located in USA, China, Thailand, Mexico and India.


Nucor Corporation and its affiliates manufacture steel and steel products at more than 200 operating facilities located primarily in North America. Nucor is the largest steel producer in the United States, operating 25 scrap-based steel mills that have an annual production capacity of nearly 27,000,000 tons. Nucor is also North America's largest recycler.


Pacesetter believes in the power of its people and the relentless pursuit of industry-evolving ideas and solutions. Pacesetter delivers The Ultimate Customer Experience via its team's expertise and game-changing services, technologies, and products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Pacesetter processes and supplies flat rolled steel products throughout North America.


Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium. We operate large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refi neries, with the world's most modern and competitive portfolio of aluminium smelters. Our industry leadership includes our benchmark smelting technology and enviable hydropower position, key strengths in today's carbon-constrained world.


Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in the United States with operating facilities located in 23 states, Puerto Rico and Western Canada. Schnitzer has seven deep water export facilities located on both the East and West Coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The Company's integrated operating platform also includes auto parts stores and with approximately 5 million annual retail visits. The Company's steel manufacturing business produces finished steel products, including rebar, wire rod and other specialty products. The Company began operations in 1906 in Portland, Oregon.


Smart Recycling Management, we are a unique firm that handles brokerage of ferrous and nonferrous materials. We manage industrial accounts and provide operational experience when needed. With our 60 + years of experience, Our Moto is simple, Customers first. So — What can we do for you?


Established in 1978 as an independent, privately held WBE scrap metal recycler, United Scrap Metal has become one of the largest full-service recyclers in the country. The company continues to redefine the industry, building upon its award-winning commitment to the clients, consumers and communities it serves.


Vedanta Limited is an associate company of the LSE listed Vedanta Resources Plc. Aluminium production capacity is of 2.3 MTPA with plants located in Chattisgarh and Odisha. The products manufactured are Ingot, Billet, Wire Rod, PFA and Rolled Products, with units certifying to requisite ISO standards.

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