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October 2008

Carbon Flat-Roll’s Looking Down
Exports helped prop up the market for carbon flat-roll in 2008, but some steel analysts see a bleak outlook for 2009.

Service Centers Rate the Mills
Latest Results from the Jacobson Customer Satisfaction Survey
Steel mill customers are growing increasingly dissatisfied with steel prices that seem far too high.

MCN Producer Profile: Nucor Steel Memphis Inc.
Revamped Mill a Bar Gain for Nucor
Despite an uncertain economy and current weak automotive demand, Nucor remains bullish on the prospects for its revitalized SBQ mill in Memphis.

MSCI Economic Summit Report:
Rough Road Ahead for Auto, Truck
Analysts at MSCI’s annual forecast conference predicted another bumpy year for production of cars and light trucks, though smoother sailing for commercial vehicles.

From the Editor's Desk
Lawsuit Alleges Prices
Too Good to Be True
By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
Economy to Underperform Through 2009
By the Staff of Metal Center News
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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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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