Metal Service Centers

Metal Service Centers

Overview

The 6,800 metal service centers in the US process, store, and distribute metals for end use in a variety of industries. Companies may specialize in a particular type of metal or serve a specific industry. Service centers offer finished products in many forms, including sheets, plates, beams, bars, angles, and tubes.

Volatile Commodity Markets

Unpredictability in the metals commodity markets can affect costs, profitability, and product availability.

Retail Opportunities

Some metal service centers are combining wholesale operations with retail to generate incremental revenue.