Metal Center News

JAN 2018

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S O L U T I O N S F O R P R O F I T A B L E D I S T R I B U T I O N 12 Hiring and Training Pipeline to Potential How refocusing recruitment and development efforts can help service centers fill looming skills gap in manufacturing workforce. 16 NASA Roundtable Optimism Holds Despite a first year in office that didn't produce all the results the metals industry was expecting, President Donald Trump's 'pro-business' perspective keeps distribution executives hopeful about the prospects for 2018 and beyond. 22 Prepaint Outlook Riding Construction Prepainted metals saw modest growth in 2017, but positive outlooks in a few key end markets have coil coaters cautiously optimistic about the year ahead. 26 Service Center Profile: Totten Tubes Taking Their Turn West Coast tube specialist Totten Tubes is now under the third generation of family leadership. 30 2017 Year in Review Return to Respectability A look back at the year in metals. 46 View from the Corner Office Rebalancing the Supply Chain Risk Equation In a new feature from Metal Center News, a leading service center executive offers an opinion on an issue affecting the supply chain. This month: Russel Metals' John Reid. Departments Features 4 Business Topics 6 From the Editor 8 Service Center News 34 New Product News 37 Metal Industry News 42 Advertisers Index 43 Associations & Meetings Go to to read expanded versions of ar- ticles and news departments, to use the magazine's on-line directories, to search back issues and to learn more about the people, products and business transactions in the metals service-center industry. On the cover: Photo of employees at Worthington Industries. Design by Creative Director Carol Davies. Vol. 58, No. 1, January ©2018 Arc Business Media, Inc. All rights reserved. METAL CENTER NEWS (ISSN 0539-4511)(USPS#076-290) is published monthly, plus a special issue in Spring titled Metal Distribution, by Arc Business Media, Inc., 1010 Jorie Blvd., Suite 44, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Editorial offices are at 1010 Jorie Blvd., Suite 44, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The magazine is published exclusively for personnel of metal service centers and distributors of industrial metals, and reports on all phases of metal center operations including manage- ment, sales, processing, and warehousing techniques. Circulation records are maintained at 1010 Jorie Blvd., Suite 44, Oak Brook, IL 60523, phone 630-571-1067. Periodicals postage paid at Oak Brook, IL 60523, and additional mailing offices. Canada Post International Mail Product (Canadian Distribution) Sales Agreement No. 649988. Printed in U.S.A. Metal Center News® is a registered trademark of Arc Media, Inc. used under license. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Metal Center News is a requester publication sent without charge to qualified individuals in the metal service center industry. The annual subscription charge for oth- ers interested in receiving the publication is as follows: U.S.A., $109; Canada/Mexico, $125; all other countries, $179. Allow up to 12 weeks from date of your order for delivery to start. Single copies when available—$12 each U.S.A., $17 elsewhere. Single copies of the February, June and September issues of Metal Center News and Metal Distribution—$85 each. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to Metal Center News, c/o Creative Data Services, 440 Quadrangle Dr., Suite E, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Online Volume 58 Number 1 A r c 2018 January Page 16 Page 26

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