Top 10 Service Center Equipment Brands
Service center executives reveal their favorite makes of coil processing, sawing, cutting and material-handling equipment in this informal brand survey by Metal Center News.

Capital Spending Report
Service Centers Go Shopping
Service center operators and equipment manufacturers both report a pickup in capital spending.

Mexican Steel: La Oportunidad Still Knocks
Steel producers and processors are still positioning themselves to expand business in Mexico, despite the country’s recent recession and scary reputation.

TMW Rolls Out EPS
The Material Works says its new mechanical blasting process has cleared the testing phase and is ready to challenge chemical pickling as a more environmental alternative for preparing the surface of steel coils.

First-Quarter Report & Outlook
2011 Starts Out Strong
In their first-quarter conference calls with analysts and investors, executives from the industry’s leading publicly held mills and service centers all reported big improvement in sales and earnings as the economy gained momentum.
Business Topics
By Myra Pinkham, Contributing Editor
Post-Rcession Outlook Positive for Aluminum, Say Mill Execs
From the Editor
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
Inflation to Take a Toll on Employee Morale
January 2017: Consider the Tradeoffs of Trade Policies, Jobs
January 2017: Conditions Right for M&A
Fall 2016: Cutting & Sawing Equipment
Summer 2016
Behringer Expands VA-L Line of Circular Cold Saws
Hypertherm Increases Power in Powermax45 XP
Marvel Saw Cuts Specialty Metals
KASTO Band Saw Reduces Cutting Times
Messer MetalMaster Delivers Precise Bevels
ASKO’s HXT Knives Cut High-Strength Steels
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Thursday, February 23, 2017