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January 2010

2010 Service Center Outlook Survey
Surprising Strength in Service Center Forecasts

At just 4.1, this year’s MCN Optimism Index reflects a remarkable resilience in service center sentiment, considering the widespread pessimism of just a year ago.

All Aboard China’s Coattails!
Will China lead the world out of recession or undermine the recovery with its
predatory trade policies?

Prepainted Coils are All ‘Green’
New paint chemistries give prepainted metal additional energy-saving capabilities and provide great opportunity for the product to grow its share of the residential roofing market.

Year in Review: 2009
Metals Industry Pulls in the Reins

Dismal demand, weakening prices and inventory destocking had most of the metals industry in a self-preservation mode in 2009, according to MCN’s review of the past year’s news events.
 
Business Topics
By Dr. Chris Kuehl
 
Editorial 
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
  
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September 2014: No. 1 Ranking Has a Nice Ring to Reliance
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Business Practices and Technologies
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September 2014: 'What the Heck Do You Mean I Have to Give the Money Back!'
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The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
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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 2014  is your on-line guide to Metal Producers, Equipment Manufacturers and Software companies.
 



 
2014 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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2014 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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