Truck, rail and barge capacity remain readily available as shipment volumes lag last year.
Supply Side Steers Stainless
While demand for specialty metals remains relatively flat, trade cases and an end to destocking hold promise for more orders and better prices for domestic producers.
 Gerdau SBQ Mill Ready to Accelerate
Gerdau Special Steel North America awaits payback from the big investment in its Monroe, Mich., bar mill.
Price Decline on the Horizon?
World Steel Dynamics predicts the price of hot-roll will drop again before year’s end, but will not linger at the bottom as long as it did in 2015.
Service center executives reveal their favorite makes of metal processing equipment in this informal brand survey by Metal Center News.


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July 2016: The Final Bell for Retiring Hannah
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Fall 2015: Cutting & Sawing Equipment
Summer 2016
DoALL Launches Four New Saw Lines
Behringer Expands Band Saw Line
HYDMECH Saw Cuts Banded Material
KASTO Pairs Band Saw with Moveable Table
Marvel 600A-PC3 Designed for Bundle Cutting
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