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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
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.

Print copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
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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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Wednesday, October 22, 2014