12-2008 Table of Contents
December 2008

2008 Service Center
Executive of the Year
Gary Stein, president of Triple-S Steel Supply Co.
Triple-S Steel Supply President Gary Stein has led a one-time retail and small-order metals business to a position among the leading distributors of structural steel in North America.

Wire Rod Market’s ‘In the Trough’
Demand for wire rod shifted dramatically from a solid peak to a dismal valley in the span of just a few months, report steel producers and distributors.

Third-Quarter Report & Outlook
Anticipating Tough Times

In their third-quarter financial reports to analysts and shareholders, some of which still showed surprisingly positive results, metals executives universally warned of the difficult business environment ahead.

From the Editor's Desk
Sure, It's Greatly Depressing
But It's No Great Depression

By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
Steel Market Begs the Question:
How Low Will Prices Go?

Transportation Issues
on the Backburner...For Now

By the Staff of Metal Center News
May 2015: Economist: Take Advantage of the Coming Good Years
May 2015: You Can See What's Coming... If You Know Where to Look
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 Center News 2014 Directories: Print or Digital copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.

2014 Metal Distribution Directory  
(Not Published on This Web site)
Metal Center News' Spring Metal Distribution Directory 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.

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.

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