1-2008 Table of Contents
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
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  
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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
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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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