February 2008

Toll Processing Outlook
Economy Takes a Toll
on Processors’ Hopes

Faced with a struggling automotive sector, the effects of mill consolidation and an iffy economy, toll processors are holding their breath as they head into 2008.

Metal Center News 2008
Directory of Toll Processors
MCN’s annual toll processing directory is a simple-to-use resource to help companies locate a service provider that can meet their specific processing needs. It is not available on the web. To order a copy, contact Pam Patel.

Tubular Products Report
Profits in the Pipeline

Suppliers are working hard to keep up with demand for energy tubulars, especially line pipe.

MCN Sales Compensation Survey
Sales Salaries Stay Flat
Service center sales professionals saw little or no growth in their earnings last year, according to the latest sales compensation survey from Metal Center News.

2007 Year-End Report and Outlook
Mills Produce Record Results

Sluggishness in the U.S. economy wasn’t enough to keep some U.S. producers of steel, aluminum and specialty metals from reporting record sales and income during recent fourth-quarter and year-end financial reports to analysts and shareholders.

From the Editor's Desk
Gomory: Thumbs Down
to Smith's Invisible Hand

By Tim Triplett,
Editor-In-Chief

Business Topics
DiMicco: U.S. Needs Stronger
Trade, Manufacturing Policy

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