[Infographic] Fabricated Metals

July 2017

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Manufacturers of fabricated metals are focused on production this year, from conflict minerals and commodity prices to environmental regulations. Today, the fabricated metals sector faces stiff competition abroad, as many point to currency fluctuation risks, restrictive international trade policies and threats to international sales. Meanwhile, financial instabilities rise with many manufacturers worrying over their access to capital or liquidity, as well as their ability to manage future mergers and acquisitions. Supply-chain worries mounted sharply in contrast to last year’s survey findings, when fabricated metals manufacturers focused more on the strength of customers’ industries.