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September 2008

MCN Top 50
Service Center Industry Giants
Metal Center News ranks the largest, most successful service centers in North America, with a new industry leader at the top of the list.

Recapping a Decade
of Service Center Consolidation
MCN puts the past 10 years of service center mergers and acquisitions in perspective.

Energy Pipe and Tube
Drilling for Dollars
Despite the recent dip in oil and gas prices, energy exploration continues unabated, challenging steel suppliers to meet demand for pipe and tube.

Defense Market Outlook
The Shifting Wins of War
Though defense spending may take a hit as the war winds down, demand for military metals will forge on.

MCN Case Study: Metal Processing Corp.
Stepping from the Shadows
Metal Processing Corp. in Gary, Ind., hopes to capitalize on its advantageous location and influx of new talent to grow into a major toll processor.

From the Editor's Desk
Decade of Consolidation
Doesn't Diminish Future
By Tim Triplett,
Editor-In-Chief

Business Topics
Yippee for YEEPs! Deductible
Year-End Equipment Purchases and

It costs How much?
The Value of Cost Accounting
By Mark E. Battersby
  
October 2014: It's Your Job to Help Fill the Skills Gap
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October 2014: Mixed Outlook for Global Metals Prices
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The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
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Summer 2014
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Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
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Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
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Miyachi Unitek's Sigma XY
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New TMC is Messer's Largest Cutting Machine
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Laserdyne 795 XLZ Designed for 3D Parts
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Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets
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Metal Center News 2014 Directories: Print or Digital copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
 

 
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
(Not Published on This Web site)
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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