Due Diligence Review
of Major Rod Producer (1996): analyzed
long-term prospects for corporate investor in connection with merger
AK Steel Cold Mill
Expansion (1996): assessed impact of
proposed Indiana cold mill project on AK Steel's Middletown, Ohio
facility for AEIF. Identified potential advantages of building new
mill at Middletown and organized meeting in which union leaders
presented findings to over 20 securities analysts.
U.S. Iron Ore Industry
(1996): review of current performance
and future prospects for mines and pelletizing facilities, including
installation of a DRI plant.
Hudson Bay Mining
& Smelting Co (1996): assessed
profitability and future prospects of Canadian copper subsidiary
of Minorco for USWA and Association of Flin Flon Trade Unions.
Analysis of IPSCO
Strategy (1996): analyzed potential
impact of IPSCO's new Iowa minimill on its Regina facility for USWA
in connection with upcoming labor contract negotiations.
Steel in Western Canada
(1996): presentation to the United
Steelworkers 1996 Western Rolling Mills Conference on Canadian steel
trends and challenges.
Brooklyn Early Warning
Project (1995-6): in partnership with
the Midwest Center for Labor Research, developed early warning system
for the Ownership Transition Services program of the NYS Department
of Economic Development to identify and assist Brooklyn manufacturing
firms at-risk of moving or closing.
Minimill Study (1995-96):
comprehensive study of new steel minimill projects for USWA, including
analysis of technology, products, capacity, location, ownership
North American Refractories
Co/Womelsdorf (1995): in connection
with labor contract negotiations, engaged jointly by the company
and the United Steelworkers to analyze the cost position and competitiveness
of the Womelsdorf plant.
Steel Survival Strategies
X (1995): panel presentation on the
"New Era for North American Major Mills" before 800 attendees
at the annual steel conference sponsored by PaineWebber's World
Steel Dynamics and American Metal Market.
Cao Steel (1995):
assessed the business plan assumptions for Congress Financial in
connection with the Cao Group acquisition of Sharon Steel.
Gulf States Steel
(1995): opinion letter for Hancock
Venture Partners and CMS Cos. on proposed acquisition and financing,
including review of operating, market and capital expenditure assumptions.
Resina Automatic Machinery
(1995): developed the business plan
and secured equity and debt financing for investor group acquiring
the operating assets from the bankruptcy court for this packaging
equipment manufacturer in Brooklyn, NY.
BRW Steel (1994):
opinion letter for Congress Financial on Veritas Capital acquisition
of Bethlehem Steel's Bar, Rod & Wire Division. Reviewed business
plan, including sales and marketing strategy, production costs and
capital expenditures for revolving credit facility.
American Steel Corporation
(1993-94): feasibility report prepared
for the employees and the United Steelworkers of America in connection
with an employee buyout.
United We Stand, Divided
We Fall (1993-94): report on the current
state and future prospects for U.S. integrated steel producers;
presented to Joint Labor-Management Committee meetings at US Steel,
LTV Steel, Bethlehem Steel and Inland Steel.
American Welding Corporation
(1993-94): prepared the pre-feasibility
report, negotiated with the seller (Freedom Forge) and potential
investors for an employee buyout sponsored by the United Steelworkers
and the Buyout Committee.
Products (1993-94): prepared feasibility
study and business plan for Buyout Committee and the United Steelworkers
in connection with an ESOP.
ITC Testimony on Coke
Imports (1993): prepared and delivered
testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission on coke
imports for the United Steelworkers.
Shenango Group (1993):
performed due diligence on the competitive position and cost reductions
for the United Steelworkers of America.
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