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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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Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
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Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
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Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets
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