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THIS YEAR MARKS THE CENTENNIAL OF THE PRESTIGIOUS PUBLICATION METAL BULLETIN 15/01/2013

This year marks the centennial of the publication Metal Bulletin, world benchmark in the information on prices of different metals and alloys.

As published by the magazine itself, in 2013 it will be a century since British journalist Lawrence Howard Quin embarked on a new journalistic and especially entrepreneurial adventure. Howard worked in the London Ironmonger magazine that informed, among other things, on the prices of most interesting metallic materials at that time, such as galvanized steel sheets, zinc sheets, copper pipes, etc. Lawrence Howard proposed to his publisher to expand the scope of its information collecting others on markets elsewhere in the world, something that was flatly denied.

Despite having more than forty years and a family of four to support, Lawrence resigned from the magazine and embarked on personal undertaking and financing the journalism adventure in which he firmly believed. The beginnings were really hard and the scope of their reports initially had a marked local character, almost parochial sheet, but today, a hundred years after that bold decision, we can say without doubt that his idea represented an important milestone in the history of modern metallurgy.

 

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