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Murky waters // Affordable Care Act and booming aerospace behind conservative growth

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsHeavy Equipment/Construction

Home improvement // As housing picks up, construction funds flow

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsEnergy

Proven pipelines // Oil and gas continues to drive the energy sector

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsDefense

Draw down // Sequestration curtails government spending but not at metal’s expense

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsConstruction/Appliance

Up from the depths // As tide of residential units swells, appliances will ride the wave

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsCommercial Highway Transportation

Big rig boost // Modest revenue growth, new regulations to shape 2014

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsAutomotive

On the rebound // North American production to rise with aluminum leading the way

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsAerospace

FLYING HIGH // In pursuit of lightweight alloys, commercial jets will propel activity

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsMARKETS // Focus and forge ahead

Today’s metals companies are focused on reducing costs, trimming debt and increasing efficiency.

mm-1012-cover-squareCopper & Brass

STEADY GROWTH // Watch for new uses as energy, health care embrace copper

mm-1012-cover-squareTitanium

FEAST OR FAMINE // Aerospace rules titanium market

mm-1012-cover-squareStainless Steel

IMPACT OF INSTABILITY // Solid long-term prognosis for stainless

mm-1012-cover-squareCarbon Steel, Sheet & Plate

STRENGTHENING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE // Despite growth in construction, automotive still drives the carbon steel market 

mm-1012-cover-squareAluminum

ALIGNED OPPORTUNITY // Experts predict growth despite fluctuating fuel costs

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FLAT-LINE GROWTH // Automotive, energy and aerospace will be among growth leaders, while construction remains uncertain

mm-1012-cover-squareService Centers

ENHANCE RELATIONSHIPS, INCREASE MARGINS // Flexibility and service keep inventories turning for distributors

mm-1012-cover-squareRail

OPTIMISTIC AND STEADFAST // The rail industry is on an upward track for 2013

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MARKET REMEDY // Manufacturers are recognizing a gap in the marketplace

mm-1012-cover-squareHeavy Equipment/Construction

THE GOOD AND THE BAD // Recovery is slow for manufacturers and dealers

mm-1012-cover-squareEnergy

THE FUTURE OF FRACKING // Horizontal drilling boosts U.S. energy production

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