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August 2010 Table of Contents
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Mid-Year Service Center Report:
Second Half Remains a Big Question Mark

In its annual mid-year poll of service center executives, MCN has learned that sales are still up, inventories are still down, but there is little consensus on what to expect for the rest of the year.
 
Carbon Plate Market:
Plate’s Prospects Not All Bad

Most steel suppliers expect a second half for the plate market that is much like the first—a slow, steady recovery marked by periods of fluctuating demand.

 
MCN Producer Profile: Sapa Extrusions
Hard Chargers in Soft Alloys

Sapa has formed three companies into one soft-alloy extrusion leader with a focus on supply-chain efficiency.
 
Second-Quarter Report & Outlook: Service Centers
Earnings Impress

In their latest conference calls with analysts and investors, service center executives reported dramatically improved sales and profits compared to last year’s second quarter…
 
Second-Quarter Report & Outlook: Mills
Finger-Crossing Time

…Likewise, executives from the industry’s leading mills reported universally strong second-quarter results. But will that momentum carry over into the third-quarter
and beyond?
  
From the Editor's Desk
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July 2014: Paper or Pixels? New MCNDigital Offers New Choices
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Business Practices and Technologies
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July 2014: Manage the Slow-Movers to Boost Inventory Turns
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The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
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Summer 2013
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New Products
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Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
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Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
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Miyachi Unitek's Sigma XY
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New TMC is Messer's Largest Cutting Machine
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Laserdyne 795 XLZ Designed for 3D Parts
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Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets
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Directories
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Metal Distribution 2014  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.


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2014 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.


Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy. Download Order Form.
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