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,
Editor-In-Chief

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

By Aluminum Association: Sustainability Working Group
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