From The Editor

May We Have a Moment of Your Time?

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MCN Editor Dan Markham

If you haven’t received the July issue of Metal Center News by now, it will be arriving any day. When you open this month’s issue, we have a small request.

As we’ve done for four years now, with the July issue, we’re asking your assistance to help the editorial and primarily, the advertising, departments of MCN through the AdQ Research Study.

The study asks readers such as you questions about MCN and the July issue, with a heavy focus on the ads inside. Which ones do you most recall, which ones made the greatest impression, which ones may cause you to consider a purchase in the coming months or years? Likewise, there’s also an opportunity to give us valuable feedback on the information we’re writing about – what types of features provide the greatest benefit, and which ones can you do without. Providing this feedback is immensely valuable to both our advertisers and our editors, allowing us to continue to shape Metal Center News into the publication that best serves the needs of the metals distribution industry.

To make this a little more worth your valuable time, we will again offer some incentives. A random drawing of three respondents will be conducted, with Visa gift cards of $200, $100 and $50 delivered to the lucky trio. Additionally, MCN will make a contribution to the American Cancer Society for every completed response. The more responses we get, the more informative and useful the feedback will be to the MCN editors and our invaluable advertisers.

If you do not receive an email alerting you to the survey, but would like to participate, please feel free to email me at and I will be happy to pass along this link.

The deadline for completing the survey is Aug. 4.