Metal Center News
November 2010 Table of Contents

Carbon Flat-Roll Outlook
Hard Year Ends on a Soft Patch
Steel’s growth is closely tied to economic recovery and the impact of added capacity in 2011.

Jacobson Customer Satisfaction Survey
Sheet Mill Satisfaction Suffers
Survey data shows that producers of plate have improved customer satisfaction performance, while satisfaction with sheet producers has declined in the past year.  Customer satisfaction with bar/structural mills remains substantially higher than for both plate and sheet mills.

Producer Profile: ThyssenKrupp Steel USA
Undeterred by the Downturn, Thyssen Tackles the U.S. Market
Conceived during the boom time, constructed during the recession, ThyssenKrupp’s new Alabama mill is in the process of bringing 4.3 million tons of additional carbon steel capacity to the market.

Tool Steel Market
Auto Recovery Takes Tool Steel Along for the Ride
The North American tool steel market has enjoyed double-digit growth in 2010, the result of increased auto production and retooling for new models.

Third-Quarter Report & Outlook
Metals Backslide
In their recent calls with analysts and investors, steel and aluminum suppliers reported a soft third quarter as the economic recovery plods on at an uneven pace.
Business Topics
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010
By Mark Battersby
From the Editor
Plugging a Consumer Approach to Establishing Fuel Standards
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
From the Editor's Desk
September 2014: No. 1 Ranking Has a Nice Ring to Reliance
Business Practices and Technologies
September 2014: 'What the Heck Do You Mean I Have to Give the Money Back!'
The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
Summer 2013
New Products
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 Directory of Master Distributors
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2014 Directory of Toll Processors
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