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BASE METAL PRICES PLUMMET

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: You should be paying significantly less for Stainless Steel and Bronze parts and components. 11.20.15 – Copper and nickel hit six- and 12½-year lows Two of the world’s most important industrial metals, copper and nickel, fell to fresh

RUBBER PRICES FALL EVEN MORE AS COMMODITIES SLUMP

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Rubber prices are at 6-year lows – a good time to approach suppliers for price decreases.   Rubber has emerged as one of the worst performers amid the slump in global commodities in recent weeks, thanks to a

U.S. OIL WILL LIKELY SLIDE TO $30

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Lubricants, plastics and transportation are all candidates for price reduction.     Toward prices not seen since the last financial crisis As U.S. oil fell to a six-year low below $41 a barrel on Wednesday, an increasing number

COPPER AT LOWEST SINCE FINANCIAL CRISIS

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Industrial metals are at 6-year lows – a great time to approach suppliers to lower prices. Copper futures dipped below $5,000 a metric ton Tuesday (August 18, 2015) for the first time since the financial crisis, dropping under

WAREHOUSE CRACKDOWN CUTS ALUMINUM COSTS

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Good to know next time you are talking to your aluminum or aluminum parts supplier. Manufacturers of goods from cars to soda cans are benefiting from declining aluminum costs, a sign that new warehouse rules aimed at loosening the