The Metals Service Center Institute is the premier trade association in the metals industry.

MSCI provides vision and voice to the metals industry, along with the tools and perspective necessary for successful businesses:

  • Relevant, insightful and timely information to the metals and manufacturing industries
  • Access to the key decision makers within the metals industry
  • A national and regional platform for leaders within the industrial metals supply chain
  • Invaluable aggregated industry benchmarking data, forecasting models and best practices
  • Customized executive education and professional development programs – metals centric
  • An industry voice to protect business and manufacturing in the United States and Canada
  • A seasoned, professional, diverse and skilled staff dedicated to and for the metals industry

MSCI’s members are the “who’s who” of the metals community.

When we observe MSCI members we often find that they:

  • Understand the importance of having an industry network, business acquaintances and friendships
  • Are critical thinkers and use both analytical tools as well as instincts to run their business
  • Believe that people are important assets and, as such, invest in training to improve morale, insure a safe workplace, enhance financial performance and increase company loyalty
  • Understand industry stewardship and want to be associated with others of like mind
  • Value information that will help them make better business decisions
  • Have both a long- and short-term perspective on running their company with a desire for prosperous growth and sustainability.

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Membership Types & Applications

MSCI offers several classes of membership that, together, make the Institute accessible to almost any company in the metals value chain.

Service Centers

Active members operate metals service centers; facilities that inventory metals, provide first-stage fabrication services (cut-to-length, slitting, etc.), and distribute metals to a wide range of manufacturing customers, processors, or other service centers.

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Metal Producers

Associate members are companies that perform metal production or processing or finishing using steel, aluminum, stainless steel, alloys, copper and brass and tool steels. Some associate members convert metal in a finished form such as tubing, perforated metal products, or they create special grades and tempers.

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Affiliate Members

Affiliate members are companies that provide goods and services to metals service centers and producing companies. Eligible companies include manufacturers of processing equipment, trucks, racks, buildings, computers, or software. It also includes companies that provide services such as heat treating, toll processors, software, financial, or other types of consulting services. Providers of raw materials, recycled materials and other consumables are also eligible.

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International Members

MSCI also offers Active, Associate, and Affiliate membership to companies that are located outside of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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International Trade Associations

Associations based outside of North America whose membership is comprised primarily of companies who would be eligible for Active, Associate or Affiliate membership in the Institute if they maintained a physical location or facility in the United States, Canada or Mexico are also eligible for membership. Member companies of an International Trade Association member (ITA) would be conferred the same meeting attendance and seminar participation benefits of regular North American members.

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