8-2009 Table of Contents
August 2009

Light at the End of the Tunnel?
What Service Centers See Ahead

MCN editors polled service center executives for their views on demand, inventory levels, pricing and their expectations for the second half.

Carbon Plate Market
‘Dismal Year for Plate’
While there has been a slight uptick in steel plate demand, few experts expect much recovery in plate’s primary capital equipment, construction and energy markets until next year.

Second-Quarter Report & Outlook: Service Centers
Earnings Take a Beating
In their latest conference calls with analysts and investors, service center executives report bruising market conditions...

Second-Quarter Report & Outlook: Mills
Not as Bad as the First Quarter
...while mill executives describe similar losses, though results generally show improvement.

MCN Case Study: Champagne Metals and Processing
New Line Redefines Company’s Mission
With its new, extra-wide coil processing line, Champagne Metals has secured a promising nonferrous niche.

From the Editor's Desk
If You Squint Real Hard,
You Can See the Ligtht

By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
Mexico Sees Sustainable
Uptrend in Steel Prices

By HARBOR Intelligence.
May 2016: An Unwelcome Guest at Aluminum's Party
May 2016: Flat-Roll Market's Tightening Up
Fall 2015: Cutting & Sawing Equipment
Summer 2015
Butech Bliss Multi-Blanking Line Handles High-Strength Steel
Bradbury Group: Athader's Double Eccentric Slitter Head Eliminates Movement
FIMI Lines Slit Steel, Aluminum
Red Bud Industries, Offers Heavy-Gauge Slitters
Cosen's MechaLogix System Monitors Blade Life
Behringer Band Saw Designed for Fast Material Removal
Pat Mooney: Danobat Band Saw Has Zone Cut Technology
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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.  

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.

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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