9-2009 Table of Contents
September 2009

MCN Top 50
Service Center Industry Giants
Metal Center News ranks the largest, most successful service centers in North America. Listings

Pipe & Tube Report
Later In, Later Out for OCTG

The pipe and tube market in North America--and the oil country tubular goods sector in particular--entered the recession behind the rest of the steel industry, and most likely will lag the rest of the industry on the way out.

Military Metals Market
Defense Defies the Downturn

Demand for metals by military contractors is relatively unaffected by the change of administration and the poor economy. New programs for aircraft, ships and troop carriers promise long-term business for defense suppliers.

MCN Case Study: Westfield Steel
Westfield Fights that Empty Feeling

This Indianapolis-area service center has diversified its business by creating a separate transportation company.

From the Editor's Desk
Thanking You in Advance
for Next Year's Top 50

By Tim Triplett,

Business Topics
M&A Activity in Metals
Far Behind Pace of '08
By PricewaterhouseCoopers
May 2015: Economist: Take Advantage of the Coming Good Years
May 2015: You Can See What's Coming... If You Know Where to Look
Summer 2014
Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
Miyachi Unitek's Sigma XY
New TMC is Messer's Largest Cutting Machine
Laserdyne 795 XLZ Designed for 3D Parts
Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets
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2014 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.  

2014 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.

2014 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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