Service Centers

Tuesday | 11 April, 2017 | 9:25 am

Clear skies

Pockets of growing demand and higher pricing spur processors and distributors to invest in capital projects, acquisitions

Thursday | 09 March, 2017 | 3:25 pm

Hurricane help

Eastern Metal Supply helps customers weather any storm with its protective building products and systems

Wednesday | 15 February, 2017 | 1:06 pm


Chicago-area service center uses brain, then flexes muscles with heavier gauge equipment

Friday | 09 December, 2016 | 11:23 am

Personal touch

Metals & Services’ people provide genuine feeling alongside expertise on every complex order

Tuesday | 08 November, 2016 | 1:09 pm

All shook up

Rock ‘n’ roll culture, market forces compel extruder to expand into billet production and compete directly with imports

Wednesday | 06 July, 2016 | 12:54 pm

True colors

Standing by vendors, customers and employees creates formula for success at Ratner Steel

Wednesday | 13 April, 2016 | 9:47 am

Capital ideas

Not every one got so spooked by 2015 that they buried the piggy bank

Wednesday | 09 March, 2016 | 2:32 pm

Weather proofing

Nonferrous metals specialist applies lessons learned from a ravaging hurricane to upgrade, gain efficiencies

Wednesday | 10 February, 2016 | 3:06 pm

Pinch points

Distributors replenish stocks with an abundance of caution in 2016

Monday | 26 October, 2015 | 10:41 am

Expert advice

Turnkey risk management system places safety tools where they can do the greatest good

Tuesday | 14 July, 2015 | 9:01 am

Switch hitting

Producer of blanks for tier one auto suppliers rebuilds a slitter, enabling a seamless material shift

Tuesday | 14 April, 2015 | 9:28 am

Money talks

Banks loosen credit, opening options for metal center buyers and sellers

Tuesday | 14 April, 2015 | 9:21 am

Aversion to volatility

Lower steel prices makes holding on to inventory expensive

Tuesday | 14 April, 2015 | 9:14 am

Fast forward

New slitter learns and corrects setups for AHSS customers

Tuesday | 14 April, 2015 | 8:57 am

Safety first

Service centers make safety a core value

Monday | 13 April, 2015 | 1:24 pm

Balanced investing

To survive any economic cycle, there are several key things any business should be doing, but especially those companies that operate in a fast-paced environment beset by forces outside their immediate control.

Friday | 21 November, 2014 | 10:52 am

Big toys

From tiny startup to serving global contract customers, Champagne Metals walks with giants

Monday | 27 October, 2014 | 12:44 pm

Band saws prove versatile

An automated sawing line from Voortman Corp. improves productivity, quality at Infra-Metals

Wednesday | 17 September, 2014 | 12:17 pm

Knowledge is power

Information flow, industry training and networking help CBSA member companies to perfect their craft

Wednesday | 13 August, 2014 | 10:14 am

Major distributor/processor sees metals demand, pricing strengthen

After a long string of steel sheet price increases failed to hold in recent years, the resilience of elevated 2014 pricing has caught some market participants by surprise. 


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