Due Diligence Review of Major Rod Producer (1996): analyzed long-term prospects for corporate investor in connection with merger opportunity.

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 and capitalization.

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.

Sharpsville Quality 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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