Mid-Year Service Center Report
2011: Not Half Bad
As the midway point of 2011 passes, service center executives polled by Metal Center News see generally healthy demand levels from most end markets, but worry that external forces could damage the economic recovery.
Plate Market Report
Plate’s Strength Persists
While hot-band demand and pricing have shown recent weakness, carbon plate remains one of steel’s strongest markets.
Service Center Market Analysts
‘An Educated Customer is a Smarter Buyer’
Metals distributors keep customers informed through internally crafted market reports.
Spotlight on Technology: Robotics
Using an integrated robot to feed steel blanks through a shear has boosted productivity at Lane Steel.