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“To stand still is to fall behind.” —Gordon Forward, CEO, Chaparral Steel This sage advice served Chaparral Steel well for several years after Mr. Forward left the company in 1998. In 2007, however, the small steel company was caught standing still when Gerdau Ameristeel acquired the company. Mr. Forward moved on at the opportune time to serve other industrial organizations and deserves our thanks for giving us a useful guideline for any business.

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