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August 2011 Table of Contents
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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
Shear Genius

Using an integrated robot to feed steel blanks through a shear has boosted productivity at Lane Steel.

Second-Quarter Report & Outlook
Recovery Builds Momentum

Despite all the persistent economic doom and gloom, producers and distributors of steel and aluminum reported a universally strong first half during their second-quarter conference calls with analysts and investors.
 
 
  
From the Editor's Desk
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June 2016: Toeing the Line on Workers' Wages
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Business Practices and Technologies
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June 2016: Take a Pass on Pass-Through DBEs
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Fall 2015: Cutting & Sawing Equipment
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Summer 2015
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New Products
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Butech Bliss Multi-Blanking Line Handles High-Strength Steel
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Bradbury Group: Athader's Double Eccentric Slitter Head Eliminates Movement
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FIMI Lines Slit Steel, Aluminum
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Red Bud Industries, Offers Heavy-Gauge Slitters
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Cosen's MechaLogix System Monitors Blade Life
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Behringer Band Saw Designed for Fast Material Removal
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Pat Mooney: Danobat Band Saw Has Zone Cut Technology
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