10-2009 Table of Contents
October 2009

Commercial Aircraft Market
Aerospace Metals: When Will They Gain Altitude?

Suppliers of aerospace metals may have to wait until 2011 for production of civil aircraft to rebound.

Aluminum Outlook
Caution’s the New Watchword in Distribution

While the aluminum market is finally starting to improve, some service center executives feel the business may never be quite the same.

Recession’s Over, What’s Next?
While most experts agree the market has finally hit bottom, they also forecast a long, slow climb back to prosperity.

MCN Case Study: Clingan Steel
Living on the Edge

This Chicago-area service center has found a comfortable niche specializing in the edging of narrow slit coils.

From the Editor's Desk
Forecast for Next Year?
Better But Unsatisfying

By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
Steelmakers Disappointed
by the Latest Climage Bill
American Iron and Steel Institute
July 2015: Did Auto, Aluminum Makers Act Too Soon?
July 2015: Dey: Base Business on Fundamentals, Not Tomorrow’s Price Forecast
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
(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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