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Carbon Flat-Roll Outlook
Price Volatility Blurs Demand

Demand for steel sheet has improved, but volatile prices are keeping many buyers on the sidelines.

Jacobson Customer Satisfaction Survey
E-commerce is E-ssential

A steel mill’s website is no longer just online window dressing. It could mean the difference between a service center surfing past or stopping to place an order.

Tool Steel Outlook
Tool Steel Rebounds to Pre-Recession Levels

With automotive, heavy equipment and other industrial markets showing yearlong strength, tool steel distributors have enjoyed a healthy 2011.

Filling a Red Metal Void
Concast sees opportunity as a domestic source of wrought bronze.

Third-Quarter Report & Outlook
Business Backslides

In their recent third-quarter conference calls with analysts and investors, most steel and aluminum suppliers reported declines in sales and earnings compared with the second quarter.
 
Business Topics
Service Center Execs Share Tactics
for Managing Steel Price Volatiliy
By Dan Markham, Senior Editor
 
From the Editor
Nearchoring's Not Necessarily
'Hereshoring,' But 'Mexicoming'
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
  
From the Editor's Desk
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July 2015: Did Auto, Aluminum Makers Act Too Soon?
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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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Summer 2014
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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 Center News Directories: Print or Digital copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
 

 
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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Thursday, August 27, 2015