Metal Center News
February 2011 Table of Contents
 Mechanical Tubing
Price, Availability Concerns Dominate DOM Market 
Distributors say reduced capacity and rising steel prices are the biggest threats to an otherwise healthy market for drawn-over-mandrel and other mechanical tube products. 

Toll Processing Outlook
Automakers Take Tollers Along for the Ride
Business is booming, say toll processors, but how long will that last? Much depends on what happens to steel prices in the second quarter.

Metal Center News 2010 
Directory of Toll Processors
MCN’s annual toll processing directory is a simple, easy-to-use resource to help companies locate service providers that can meet their specific processing needs. This Directory is not published on the Web site.
Titanium Outlook
Optimism’s High for Ti
Robust international demand for titanium has suppliers excited about the material’s prospects in 2011 and beyond.
Fourth-Quarter & Year-End Financials: Mills
Positive Momentum
In their fourth-quarter and year-end reports to analysts and investors, executives from the major publicly held mills all forecast continuing gains for the metals markets in 2011.
Fourth-Quarter & Year-End Financials: Service Centers
Service Center Fourth-Quarter Results

Business Topics
Kouvelis: Flexibility is best Defense Against Risky Supply Chain Dynamics
By Dan Markham, Senior Editor

From the Editor
Industry Stats Point to a Promising Start for 2011
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
From the Editor's Desk
September 2014: No. 1 Ranking Has a Nice Ring to Reliance
Business Practices and Technologies
September 2014: 'What the Heck Do You Mean I Have to Give the Money Back!'
The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
Summer 2013
New Products
Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
Miyachi Unitek's Sigma XY
New TMC is Messer's Largest Cutting Machine
Laserdyne 795 XLZ Designed for 3D Parts
Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets

Metal Distribution 2014  is your on-line guide to Metal Producers, Equipment Manufacturers and Software companies.

2014 Directory of Master Distributors
Not Published on This Web site
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
Not Published on This Web site
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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