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Service in a snap

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Face Time - Stephen Schober, president of Metal Supermarkets, discusses the niche market for multi-location, small-quantity metal suppliers

 

The third-generation problem

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From the Publisher - There is a saying about family-owned businesses: The first generation builds a business, the second runs it and the third ruins it.

Diversity of thinking

In this month’s cover story, “Business in the fast lane,” page 16, members of Modern Metals’ editorial advisory board discussed challenges they face, including the need to attract a multigenerational, diverse, skilled workforce to the manufacturing industry.

Addictive technology

Before smartphones, it wasn’t easy to buy movie tickets on the way to the theater, check maps while walking in circles around an unfamiliar block or post to Twitter or Facebook from the train. 

Empowering employees

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Establishing a corporate culture of service brings benefits

Confidence is contagious

Sara Blakely is the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world.

Choose your own adventure

Time travel is possible. A scent, a song, a meal at a restaurant can dredge up happy and sad memories of days gone by.

What’s ahead for aluminum?

Most consumers are familiar with a sleek aluminum enclosure for their electronics.

Manufacturing innovation

In mid-September, Modern Metals’ staff attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

California’s impending capacity crunch

Capacity is a hot topic for the nation’s trucking industry. From an onslaught of regulations the last two years to a shrinking pool of older drivers, one would think trucking has enough pressure to maintain profits.

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Company Profiles

AIR FILTRATION

DEBURRING/FINISHING

NESTING SOFTWARE

SOFTWARE

Camfil APC - Equipment

ARKU

ATI Industrial Automation

4GL Solutions

Enmark Systems Inc. 

Camfil APC- Replacement Filters Lissmac Corp. NICKEL ALLOY Lantek Systems Inc.
Supermax Tools
Sandmeyer Steel Company SigmaTEK Systems LLC
Timesavers

PLASMA TECHNOLOGY

Bayern Software

ALUMINUM

Richardson Metals, Inc.

 

IDENTIFICATION/TRACKING

InfoSight

PLATE

BEVELING

Churchill Steel Plate
Steelmax Tools LLC

IRONWORKERS

Peddinghaus

STAINLESS STEEL

   Trilogy Machinery Inc. Sandmeyer Steel Company Heyco Metals

COIL PROCESSING

PLATE & ANGLE ROLLS

Sandmeyer Steel Company

ANDRITZ Metals USA Inc.

LASER TECHNOLOGY

Trilogy Machinery Inc.

STEEL

Braner USA Inc. AMADA AMERICA Inc.

PRESS BRAKE TOOLING

Alliance Steel
Burghardt + Schmidt Group MC Machinery Systems Inc. Rolleri USA

North American Steel Alliance

      Texas Iron and Metal
     

SURPLUS STEEL

      Texas Iron and Metal
Butech Bliss TRUMPF Inc.

PRESS BRAKES

TITANIUM

Red Bud Industries

MATERIAL HANDLING

MC Machinery Systems Inc.

Sandmeyer Steel Company

The Bradbury Group EMH Crane

PUNCHING

TUBE & PIPE

Fehr Warehouse Solutions Inc. Hougen Manufacturing BLM Group

COPPER & BRASS

Steel Storage Systems

SAWING

HGG Profiling Equipment Inc.
Concast Metal Products Co.
UFP IndustrialUFP Industrial Advanced Machine & Engineering  National Tube Supply

Copper and Brass Servicenter Association

Farmers Copper

Prudential Stainless & Alloys

MEASUREMENT & QUALITY CONTROL

Behringer Saws Inc.

WATERJET TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Gauging Technologies Cosen Saws Barton International

METAL FABRICATING MACHINERY

DoALL Sawing Products Jet Edge Waterjet Systems
Cincinnati Inc. HE&M Saw Omax Corp.
  LVD Strippit Savage Saws

ZINC

  Scotchman Industries

SERVICE CENTERS

Jarden Zinc Products
  Trilogy Machinery Inc. Admiral Steel  
    Alliance Steel  

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