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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,
Editor-In-Chief

Business Topics
Service Center Mergers Roll On
By John Jazwinski, Deloitte, Primary Metals group
  
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Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets
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