4-2009 Table of Contents
April 2009

Automotive Market
‘Great Recession’ Strains the Chain

Dubbed the “Great Recession,” the nation’s economic problems are taking a toll on metal and parts suppliers throughout the automotive supply chain, not just the Detroit Three.

Metals and the Environment
What It Means to Be Green

Once considered anti-environmental, the steel industry now champions recyclability and energy efficiency.

Software Update
ERP Software’s Flipside: Helping Users Downsize

Most service centers have invested in new computer hardware and software to help their companies grow. Today, those same systems are proving invaluable as companies are forced to get smaller.

Appliance Market Outlook
Appliance Industry Banking on Stimulus

With residential construction and remodeling so slow, production of home appliances is moribund. But appliance manufacturers, and their metal suppliers, are hopeful the federal stimulus package will turn around the economy, as well as demand for new energy-efficient ranges, refrigerators and laundry machines.

From the Editor's Desk
It's About Human Beings,
Not Just Headcount

By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
"Cradle to Cradle": Aluminum's
Green Value Proposition

By Aluminum Association: Sustainability Working Group
May 2015: Economist: Take Advantage of the Coming Good Years
May 2015: You Can See What's Coming... If You Know Where to Look
Summer 2014
Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
Miyachi Unitek's Sigma XY
New TMC is Messer's Largest Cutting Machine
Laserdyne 795 XLZ Designed for 3D Parts
Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets
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2014 Metal Distribution Directory  
(Not Published on This Web site)
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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