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we leverage the expertise and experience of our best suppliers and solicit opportunities to work with them to add value to the product.”

CUBES TO LAKES Fluctuations in the U.S. and global steel economies are another factor that affects the thinking of equipment manufacturers. George maintains close contact with his financial, procurement and IT counterparts to focus on solutions that make best economic sense while optimizing lead times. “We utilize a lot 174

of just-in-time data management and data mining tools, moving us from ‘data

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