June 2008

Has Nonresidential
Construction Peaked?
Commercial developments and infrastructure upgrades have kept steel suppliers busy, but experts question how much longer nonresidential building can defy the economic downtrend.

Making Money on the Float:
Transporting Steel by Barge
Barge transportation is still the third choice for receiving metal, but high fuel prices and heavy traffic on the nation’s highways and rail lines have made America’s waterways a more attractive option.

2008 Directory of Master Distributors
Not Published on This Web site
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.

Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy by contacting Metal Center News.

From the Editor's Desk
Why You Should Care
About Climate Change
By Tim Triplett,
Editor-In-Chief

Business Topics
Economist Feldstein on the Recession:
'There is a Risk It Could Be Very Bad'
By Tim Triplett,
Editor-In-Chief
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