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
January 2016: U.S. Steel, Steelworkers Seek to Share the Pain
January 2016: M&A Math Shows Importance of Benchmarking
Summer 2014
Behringer Band Saw Designed for Fast Material Removal
Trumpf: TruLaser Increases Productivity
Mazak Optonics Corp, new OPTIPLEX Fiber laser-cutting series with Zeta 9
Cosen's MechaLogix System Monitors Blade Life
Pat Mooney: Danobat Band Saw Has Zone Cut Technology
Red Bud Industries, Offers Heavy-Gauge Slitters
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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.  

Directory of Master Distributors
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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.

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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