Inventories Rising, Service Centers Shipments Falling

Sept. 25, 2014
August data is positive year-to-date results for steel, aluminum delivery volumes 

North America’s metal service centers report delivery for steel and aluminum is slowing and inventories are rising, indicating a continuing lack of momentum for regional industrial activity.

The figures are contained in MSCI’s monthly Metals Activity Report, a compilation of shipment and inventory data for service centers in the U.S. and Canada.

Read more about North American Metal Service Center Shipments, Inventories Report for August on American Machinist, a companion site of IndustryWeek and part of Penton’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group.

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Robert Brooks | Content Director

Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)

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