2011 Service Center Outlook Survey
Service Centers Hanging in There 

Will 2011 turn out to be the year service centers were hoping for in 2010? Metal Center News Outlook data shows business conditions—and attitudes—continue to climb.
 
Galvanized Steel Outlook
Price Hikes Outpacing Demand?
Mills are raising the price of galvanized to cover their increased costs, but some experts doubt demand for the rust-resistant coated steel will be sufficient for the price hikes to stick.
 
Distributors Dabble in Retail
Some metal centers have found retail niches that provide a solid supplement to their core distribution businesses.

MCN 50-Year Retrospective Magazine
Marks Half-Century of Service to Service Centers 

With the arrival of 2011, Metal Center News celebrates its 50th anniversary as the voice of the service center industry. We take a look back at the magazine’s first 50 years.
 
Business Topics
By Dr. Judy Agnew
 
From the Editor
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
August 2017: Is Infrastructure Build More than a Dream?
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August 2017: Metals Will Be Dominated By Marketplaces, But Whose?
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Fall 2016: Cutting & Sawing Equipment
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Summer 2016
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Advanced Controls on Braner Slitters
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AHVS Precision Leveler Features Flip-Top Design
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Formtek’s Tishken Slitter Increases Production Volume
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Red Bud System Handles High-Strength Steels
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Bradbury Launches Flat Trak CL Monitoring System
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Artus Knives Custom Designed
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