11-2009 Table of Contents
November 2009

Carbon Flat-Roll Outlook
True Demand in Sight?

Orders are up. Prices are decent. Has steel turned the corner? Many remain skeptical.

Jacobson Customer Satisfaction Survey
Satisfaction’s Up Despite the Downturn

While virtually no one is happy with current steel demand, steel mill customers remain relatively satisfied with their suppliers’ performance.

Tool Steel Market
Signs of a Slow Recovery?

Is the recent uptick in tool steel sales a precursor of better times for manufacturing?

Third-Quarter Report & Outlook
Small Steps in a Long Journey

In their latest quarterly reports to analysts and investors, mill and service center executives report some better-than-expected results, but slow progress toward recovery amid ongoing concerns about the fourth quarter.

From the Editor's Desk
Tough Lessons Learned
May Lead to New Normal

By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
CRU Sees Stable Carbon
Flat-Roll Prices for 2010
September 2015: Ask Your Conscience: Is Your Workplace as Safe as It Can Be?
September 2015: Letter of the Law on Credit Tool
Summer 2014
Behringer Saws: HBE Series Features Automatic Adjustments
Trumpf: TruLaser Increases Productivity
Mazak Optonics Corp, new OPTIPLEX Fiber laser-cutting series with Zeta 9
Cosen Saws: CNC-430, a fully automatic programmable band saw
Pat Mooney: Danobat Band Saw Has Zone Cut Technology
Red Bud Industries, Offers Heavy-Gauge Slitters
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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.  

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.

Directory of Toll Processors
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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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