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August 2008

Processing High-Strength Steels
Led by automobile manufacturers, demand for high-strength steels is spreading. Service centers and processors must adjust to the new challenges of cutting and slitting this stronger material.

Plate’s Prospects: Bright But Tight
Looking at the steel plate market, one would never guess the U.S. economy is going through a serious economic downturn.

Second-Quarter Report & Outlook
In their most recent quarterly conference calls with analysts and investors, leading mills and service centers report surprisingly positive results, given the state of the economy.

MCN Producer Profile: Service Center Metals
With its low-cost production and service center distribution strategy, SCM is weathering the aluminum extrusion storm well.

From the Editor's Desk
Expand Exports to Help
Keep Economy Afloat
By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
Industry's Challenge: Prolong Prosperity
By Dan Markham,
Senior Editor
September 2014: No. 1 Ranking Has a Nice Ring to Reliance
September 2014: 'What the Heck Do You Mean I Have to Give the Money Back!'
The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
Summer 2014
Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
Miyachi Unitek's Sigma XY
New TMC is Messer's Largest Cutting Machine
Laserdyne 795 XLZ Designed for 3D Parts
Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets

Metal Distribution 2014  is your on-line guide to Metal Producers, Equipment Manufacturers and Software companies.

2014 Directory of Master Distributors
Not Published on This Web site
The Metal Center News Directory of Master Distributors—distributors who sell to other distributors—is an invaluable tool for service centers seeking new sources for special or hard-to-find products. Master distributors play an important role in the marketplace, giving service centers an alternative to buying in mill quantities and helping to remove redundant and excess inventories from the distribution channel.

Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
Download Order Form.
2014 Directory of Toll Processors
Not Published on This Web site
Metal Center News'
annual toll processing directory is a simple-to-use resource to help companies locate service providers that can meet their specific processing needs.

Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy. Download Order Form.
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