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MCN Executive of the Year
Michael Hoffman, Macsteel Service Centers USA
In the wake of Klöckner & Co.’s recent acquisition of Macsteel Service Centers USA, which it is merging with Namasco, Michael Hoffman looks back on his long career as Macsteel’s leader and forward at the prospects for the combined company.

SBQ’s HOT
Mills are scrambling to meet demand for high-quality bar products, steel’s strongest market.

Automotive Metals
The Consumer Has Spoken: Good-bye Gas Guzzler, Hello Hybid
Ducker Worldwide projects sizable gains for both aluminum and advanced high-strength steels in automobile construction through 2025 as consumer preferences lead the market toward more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Year in Review: 2011
Signs of Life in the Metals World
After two years of clawing out from under the recession, the metals industry began to show signs of its old self, with service centers resuming M&A and other growth initiatives.
 
Business Topics
By Dan Markham, Senior Editor
Reshoring Iniative Challenges Assumptions About Overseas cost Advantages
 
From the Editor
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
MPG Standards Stand a Chance Now that Consumer's On Board
  
From the Editor's Desk
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May 2014: Battling Misperceptions About Hiring Veterans
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Business Practices and Technologies
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May 2014: Economy's 'In a Really Good Place'
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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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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.


Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
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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.


Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy. Download Order Form.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014