Say what you will, and never mind what the investment portfolio analysts currently have to say about this, but metal will always be in great demand.
What could be the cause of this demand? The time and space is too short to explore this in great depth, so one pertinent example will be utilized here. The consideration given here has to do with always improving on existing safety requirements. In all areas of social and commercial life, the use of metal plays a huge role in ensuring that safety requirements across the board can be implemented and improved upon on an ongoing basis.
Take another look at this when you are engaged, directly or indirectly with the public. It does not matter what industry is being serviced, you will always be able to observe the use of metal deck railing where public buildings are structured at least two or more levels up. Then again, this exercise could be something of a challenge because metal is not always visible to the naked eye. If it is being utilized as part of a deck surface then it is possible that cement structures are surrounding it. What the metal is doing is simply keeping the foundations solid.
But interestingly, a lot is being done to ensure that metal railings always remain visible to the public. The higher the level that foot traffic needs to climb, the more reassuring foot travel can become. There is a human sense that in the extreme unlikelihood that an accident or disaster could occur, the metal is offering patrons a better than even chance of being protected. Chances of falling over a railing are greatly reduced.
So, no matter what they say about a glut in the metals market, it remains in demand.