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MCN April 2011 Table of Contents
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A Big Plug…for the Metal Industries’ ‘Green’ Gains
Steel and aluminum producers have made great strides in reducing their environmental footprint, but they acknowledge much work remains.

SBB Steel Markets North America
A New Feel for Steel
“There’s a different feel to the economy in 2011,” said one mill executive, reflecting the generally positive tone at Steel Business Briefing’s Steel Markets North America Conference last month in Chicago.    

FMA Toll Processing Report
Steel’s at the Tipping Point
The U.S. economy and its steel industry are recovering, but at an uneven pace, with significant gains in automotive and capital goods offset by the struggling construction and labor markets.

ERP Software: A Positive Leading Indicator
Industry software vendors report a flurry of activity as service centers emerge from the downturn ready to invest in systems upgrades.

 
Automotive Market’s Driving the Recovery
A healthier, more streamlined domestic auto industry enjoyed a surprisingly strong 2010, and likely will continue to lead the manufacturing sector’s economic recovery.
 
Automotive Metals Report
Will the New CAFE Standards Shift the Advantage to Aluminum?
With new and more demanding gas mileage standards for North American vehicles taking effect next year and in the years to come, the competition for automotive sales between steel and aluminum producers will only intensify.
 
Business Topics
By John Jazwinski
Maximizing Value in today's M&A 
 
From the Editor
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
Salve for the Battered and Bruised American Psych     
  
From the Editor's Desk
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October 2014: It's Your Job to Help Fill the Skills Gap
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Business Practices and Technologies
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October 2014: Mixed Outlook for Global Metals Prices
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The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
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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 Center News 2014 Directories: Print or Digital copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
 

 
2014 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.  



 
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
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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.


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