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SERVICE CENTER OUTLOOK
Clear skies

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

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PROFILE
Career days

Lonnie Terry, president and CEO for the North American Steel Alliance, rode the ups and downs of the market for half a century.

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MEMBERSHIP GUIDE
North American Steel Alliance

The North American Steel Alliance is an $9 billion enterprise that represents the largest metal supplier organization in North America.

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COIL PROCESSING
Fine lines

ASelect customers employ German slitting and packaging equipment that promise accuracy and are built to last.

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TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
Sluggish production

Build rates for commercial vehicles remain lethargic as inventory overhang persists.

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TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
Carrier calm

Lower shipping volume in some parts of the economy are offset by gains in other sectors.

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LASER TECHNOLOGY
Bigger is better

For one tube and bar processor, upgrading to a larger machine opened new avenues of business.

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COATED COIL
Color wheel

Demand for painted metal in both residential and commercial construction applications is beginning to blossom.

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SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS/ERP
Shaking off rigidity

Flexibility fosters expansion at service center that routinely performs multiple processes per order.

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REGIONAL MANUFACTURING OUTLOOK
West coast

Fabrication activity mixed, farming improves.

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WASHINGTON WATCH
Spurring innovation

Government, industry, academia partner to devise a unified plan for the future of American manufacturing.

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CLEAR SKIES

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

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Company Profiles

COIL PROCESSING

CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES

PLASMA TECHNOLOGY

SERVICE CENTERS

Butech Bliss Hypertherm Koike Aronson Admiral Steel
Formtek/Maine

LASER TECHNOLOGY

SAWING

Ulbrich
Neuenkamp GmbH MC Machinery Systems Inc. HE&M Saw

WATERJET TECHNOLOGY

Red Bud Industries TRUMPF Inc. Tigerstop OMAX Corp.
Tishken

METAL FABRICATING MACHINERY

Tsune America LLC

Trilogy Machinery Inc.

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