Jon Putman spoke during the American Metal Market Events and World Steel Dynamics’ Steel Success Strategies Conference conducted in June 2013.
Standard Steel Trading Company, an Atlanta based firm headed by Jonathan Putman, combines the experience of a registered commodity broker with physical trading capabilities. SST’s approach to steel risk management provides a unique opportunity for financial risk protection for companies that purchase steel.
Standard Steel Trading, in addition to providing brokerage services for steel futures and options, buys steel. They will buy from your supplier and sell to you or they will buy from you and sell to your customer. SST utilizes its combination of steel purchasing and commodity brokerage services to hedge purchases in order to offer you a choice of its fixed price or consigned inventory programs. Standard Steel Trading gets results for you without coming between you and your steel suppliers.
The Fixed Price Program from Standard Steel Trading fixes your steel price for an extended period of time. We buy at spot, market or CRU based price and don’t come between you and your supplier or your customer.