Consolidation Takes Toll on Processors

Markham, Dan
February 2007
Metal Center News;Feb2007, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p36
Trade Publication
The article reports on the impact of strong merger and acquisition activity among tool producers in the U.S. The heavy consolidations are forcing toll processors to adjust to new mill relationships and find new customers among original equipment manufacturers. This can affect both in terms of the number of potential customers and the processing capabilities of the survivors, as well as can lead to possible mass bankruptcies. INSET: Capital Investment Keeps Processors Competitive.


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