Aluminum service center shipments spike

Mar 19, 2012 | 05:01 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Metals Service Center Institute, MSCI, aluminum, service centers, shipments, inventory, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — U.S. and Canadian service centers reported strong aluminum product demand in February due to healthy demand from customers.

"February was a blistering month. Whatever came in went right back out the door," one service center told AMM. "We’re already ahead of last year."

A second service center agreed. "Both our customers and our competitors are saying they’re extremely busy. More quotes are turning into actual orders than six months ago."....

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