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January 2008

2008 Outlook Survey
Down Year for Optimism

For the third year in a row, the downward digits in MCN’s Optimism Index point to growing concern about prospects for the metals market in the coming year.

Galvanized Sidesteps the Soft Spots
The outlook for galvanized steel remains positive in spite of weakness in the auto, housing and appliance markets.

2007 Year in Review
Year of Mill Maneuvers

M&A activity among metals producers around the globe dominated the headlines in 2007.

MCN Case Study: Dennen Steel Corp.
Manufacturing a New Identity

To thrive in a changing steel industry, Dennen Steel has modified its position as a traditional service center with a bold foray into contract manufacturing.

From the Editor's Desk
Outlook Hints at Tougher 2008
By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
Service Center Mergers Roll On
By John Jazwinski, Deloitte, Primary Metals group
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
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2014 Metal Distribution Directory  
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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
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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.

2014 Directory of Toll Processors
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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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