October Metals Service Center Report Reflects Positive Outlook

Nov. 19, 2014

Metals Service Center Institute’s latest Metals Activity Report presents a generally positive outlook.  Deliveries of steel and aluminum by service centers increased from September to October, and inventory levels declined.   It represents the second consecutive month of increase for deliveries across all categories in the report, suggesting positive conditions for industrial activity across North America.

For more on the report visit 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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