Service centers' aluminum deliveries fall

Sep 17, 2013 | 04:38 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Metals Service Center Institute, MSCI, aluminum shipments, inventories, service centers, automotive, building, construction Davenport & Co.

CHICAGO — A decline in aluminum shipments has dented North American service centers’ confidence for the second half of the year despite bullish predictions about the market’s long-term strength.

"It’s not a crisis time in the industry. But there is very little tangible information that you can point to that would allow you to feel good in the short term," one service center source said. "I think we’ve hit the bottom of the market. The question now is when are we going to bounce back?"....

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