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Locker Associates is a New York City based business-consulting firm that specializes in enhancing the competitiveness of businesses and industries on behalf of corporate, union and government clients.  By combining expert business and financial analysis with a sensitivity to labor issues, our firm is uniquely qualified to help clients manage change by:

-- Leading joint labor/management business improvement initiatives
-- Facilitating ownership transitions to secure the long-term viability of a business
-- Conducting strategic industry studies to identify future challenges and opportunities
-- Representing unions in strategic planning and workspace reorganization
-- Formulating business plans for turnaround situations
-- Performing due diligence for equity and debt investors

Over the last nineteen years, our firm has directed over 200 projects spanning manufacturing, transportation, distribution and mining industries.  Typical projects involve in-depth analysis of a firm's market, financial and operating performance on behalf of a cooperative labor-management effort.  Locker Associates also publishes a widely read steel newsletter called Steel Industry Update that circulates extensively throughout the steel industry.

STEEL INDUSTRY UPDATE: $100/year

To subscribe to the Steel Industry Update, click on the PayPal Button below and pay with your PayPal account. If you don't have a PayPal account, please fill out the form below and submit it to us. Please mail a check or money order and include your contact information to:

Steel Industry Update
Locker Associates
225 Broadway, Suite 2625
New York, NY 10007





Locker Associates' Presentation at the UAW Steel Council on February 25, 2013

Gathering Storm Clouds


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RPA Panel Discussion: Construction Costs in New York City: A Moment of Opportunity

Audio: M. Locker's speech
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Talking about the Future of Manufacturing with Mike Locker

Capital Institute Interview


Steel Industry Update

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Monthly World Steel Production Statistics

February, 2013

Year-end 2012


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