TITLE

Industry May Be Consolidating, But Keep the Trend in Perspective

AUTHOR(S)
Triplett, Tim
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Metal Center News;Sep2011, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks into the consolidation of the service center industry in the U.S. It states that the industry remains fragmented and that service center companies still account for 40% of a total market estimated at 120 billion dollars to 130 billion dollars. It also mentions that small, independent entrepreneurs command the majority of the metals distribution industry. Moreover, it notes that the larger companies drive the said trend accounting for about half of all the mergers and deals.
ACCESSION #
66870750

 

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