May 2009

Top 10 Service Center Equipment Brands
Service center executives reveal their favorite makes of coil processing, sawing, cutting and material handling equipment in this informal Top 10 brand survey by Metal Center News.

Capital Spending Report
Equipment Makers Contend
with Weak Capital Spending
As service centers and other processors tighten their belts on capital expenditures, equipment manufacturers are finding ways to work through the sluggish market and position themselves for the eventual recovery.

Alternative Energy Markets
Waiting for the Spark
Metals demand in markets for wind, solar and other renewable energy sources will be among the first to take off once the economy improves.

2009 First-Quarter Reports
Losses Pile Up for Producers
In their recent conference calls with analysts and investors, steel and aluminum producers report losses suffered during a first quarter characterized by declining metal prices and evaporating demand.

MCN Case Study: Angeles Steel Services
An Unconventional Steel Hybrid

The leader of this Southern California distributor and fabricator doesn’t just think outside the box, he thinks outside the country.

Spotlight on Technology: Red Bud Industries

Spotlight on Technology: Amada Cutting Technologies

From the Editor's Desk
'Extremely Ugly' Economy
Poised for Slow Makeover
By Tim Triplett,
Editor-In-Chief

Business Topics
Economist Feldstein on the Recession:
'There is a Risk It Could Be Very Bad'
By Dan Markham,
Senior Editor
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