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North American Iron Ore Industry: Future Prospects (1993): report and presentation to the Minnesota Governor's Task Force on Mining and Minerals.

Bethlehem Steel's Trackwork Division (1992): feasibility report for the Employee Buyout Committee and the United Steelworkers of America.

McLouth Steel (1992): performed due diligence on market and operating performance for Congress Financial, a major lender to McLouth.

Cytemp Specialty Steel : Titusville Plant (1992): report analyzing management's Business Plan for United Steelworkers of America.

Entering the Finned Tube Market (1992): pre-feasibility report to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on the start-up of a new facility.

The Minimill Sector: Future Directions (1992): presentation to the Executive Board of the United Steelworkers of America.

Ansonia Copper and Brass (1990): prepared feasibility report for the Employee Buyout Committee of this 400 plus facility. Directed a complete review of the company's performance and future potential.

Republic Engineered Steels (1989): performed the due diligence on the Business Plan for Bank of Boston in connection with term and revolver financing.

Sharon Steel Corporation (1989-1990): prepared reports for the Trustee appointed under U.S. bankruptcy court proceedings. Directed a major report identifying the firm's problems which was presented to the Trustee, management, labor and the creditors.

Assessing the Feasibility of an Independent National Forge-Erie (1989): retained by the United Steelworkers and the Employee Buyout Committee to perform a full-scale feasibility report for an employee buyout. Subsequently retained by Lazard Freres & Company to advise them during negotiations with the seller and lending institutions.

Pittsburgh Forgings Company (1987-88): retained by the United Steelworkers and the Employee Buyout Committee to conduct the feasibility analysis, serve as an investment advisor and secure financing in the employee purchase from Ampco-Pittsburgh.

Business Plan for McLouth Steel Products (1986-87): worked with management and the trade creditors on behalf of the United Steelworkers to develop a business strategy leading to the employee buyout of McLouth. Worked with the investment banking firm of Shearson, Lehman Brothers in the restructuring process and monitoring the company's problems and prospects for the United Steelworkers.

Feasibility Report on Gulf States Steel (1985): a complete evaluation of LTV Steel Gadsden sheet/plate facility for the United Steelworkers to determine if the employees should participate in a buyout.

Financial Analysis of Eastern Airlines (1983 -1984): an extensive joint review of Eastern's problems and prospects, in cooperation with the New York investment firm, Lazard Freres & Company. The study served as the basis for a historic labor-management agreement which helped save the company from bankruptcy, initiated labor participation in decision-making, improved productivity and strengthened management.

Financial Review of Avtex Fibers (1985-1986): a study of the largest rayon producer in the United States for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, whose members were facing concessionary demands.

Financial Review of Greif Companies (1986): an in-depth analysis of the problems and prospects of the second largest manufacturer of men's suits for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Feasibility Study of White Pine Copper Company (1984-1985): a report on the past performance and future prospects of the largest underground copper mine in the United States on behalf of the USWA. Advised the employees on participating in a worker buyout and assisted in the negotiations for the successful purchase of the facility, which is located in Michigan.


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