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July 2011 Table of Contents
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Capital Equipment Market
Mining Equipment’s a Hot Commodity

Makers of the giant trucks, shovels and other earthmoving equipment used in the mining industry are having trouble keeping up with demand—which is good news for their steel suppliers.

Specialty Metals Report
Stainless Pauses as Nickel Plunges

Demand for specialty metals remains healthy in most end markets, but the falling price of a key raw material is making buyers cautious.

Exploring Exports
Some Distributors Find a Home for Products Overseas
 
Though exporting offers considerable challenges to North American service centers, finding an alternate destination for material can be a source of growth.

Association of Steel Distributors Panel
‘Keep Close to Your Customers…and Your Congressman’

Concerns about mill overproduction, volatile steel prices and poor-paying customers clouded an otherwise bright picture of the market painted by service center executives on an ASD panel last month in Chicago.

Steel Success Strategies Conference
Is Futures Trading the Key to Calming the Chaos?

World Steel Dynamics continues to make its case for a liquid steel futures market.
 
By Mark E. Battersby
 
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
  
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Business Practices and Technologies
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July 2015: Dey: Base Business on Fundamentals, Not Tomorrow’s Price Forecast
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New Products
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Behringer Saws: HBE Series Features Automatic Adjustments
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Trumpf: TruLaser Increases Productivity
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Mazak Optonics Corp, new OPTIPLEX Fiber laser-cutting series with Zeta 9
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Cosen Saws: CNC-430, a fully automatic programmable band saw
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Pat Mooney: Danobat Band Saw Has Zone Cut Technology
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Red Bud Industries, Offers Heavy-Gauge Slitters
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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.  



 
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.



 
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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