2010 Service Center Outlook Survey
Surprising Strength in Service Center Forecasts
At just 4.1, this year’s MCN Optimism Index reflects a remarkable resilience in service center sentiment, considering the widespread pessimism of just a year ago.
All Aboard China’s Coattails!
Will China lead the world out of recession or undermine the recovery with its
predatory trade policies?
Prepainted Coils are All ‘Green’
New paint chemistries give prepainted metal additional energy-saving capabilities and provide great opportunity for the product to grow its share of the residential roofing market.
Year in Review: 2009
Metals Industry Pulls in the Reins
Dismal demand, weakening prices and inventory destocking had most of the metals industry in a self-preservation mode in 2009, according to MCN’s review of the past year’s news events.
By Dr. Chris Kuehl
From Dazed and Confused
to Somewhat Enthused
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief