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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.
 
 
  
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Business Practices and Technologies
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July 2014: Manage the Slow-Movers to Boost Inventory Turns
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The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
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Summer 2013
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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 Distribution 2014  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.


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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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