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Red Metals Outlook
Element of Surprise: Copper Reaches New Heights
An eight-month climb in the price of copper and brass material has forced producers and distributors to reconsider their approach to business.

Appliance Market’s Holding Its Own
Metals suppliers to the appliance industry see their prospects improving.

MCN Sales Compensation Survey
Service Center Sales Pros See Bump in Earnings
MCN’s latest sales compensation survey shows gains in salaries and commissions for inside and outside salespeople in 2010.

Spotlight on Technology: Fiber Lasers
The Light Fantastic
Increased use of fiber optic technology in lasers is making laser cutting equipment more productive and cost-effective.

Fourth-Quarter & Year-End Reports
Trending in the Right Direction
In their fourth-quarter and year-end reports to analysts and investors, executives from publicly held service centers reported improved revenues, largely from unexpectedly high steel prices.

MCN Case Study: Ferrous Metal Processing
FMP Converts Strategy to Stay Relevant
When the market changed, so did Cleveland-based Ferrous Metal Processing. Today, the toll processor offers cold-rolled conversion services and is expanding its annealing capacity.

Business Topics
Why Manufacturing is Leading the Economic Recover
By Dr. Chris Kuehl

From the Editor
Tough to Tally Service Centers in a ‘Consolidating’ Market
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief

Looking Back at 50 Years of Metal Center News
Five Ways to Sabotage Successful Sales Efforts

  
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Business Practices and Technologies
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Feb 2014: Kuehl: Expect More of the Same for American Economy in 2014
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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 2013  is your on-line guide to Metal Producers, Equipment Manufacturers and Software companies.
 



 
2013 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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2013 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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