Metal Center News
3-2011 Table of Contents

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

From the Editor's Desk
July 2015: Did Auto, Aluminum Makers Act Too Soon?
Business Practices and Technologies
July 2015: Dey: Base Business on Fundamentals, Not Tomorrow’s Price Forecast
Summer 2014
New Products
Behringer Saws: HBE Series Features Automatic Adjustments
Trumpf: TruLaser Increases Productivity
Mazak Optonics Corp, new OPTIPLEX Fiber laser-cutting series with Zeta 9
Cosen Saws: CNC-430, a fully automatic programmable band saw
Pat Mooney: Danobat Band Saw Has Zone Cut Technology
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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