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8:37 AM MST | November 21, 2007 | Esther D’Amico and Kate Phillips

Major distributors say their market has been moving along this year with strong demand and solid pricing. Several say they have capitalized on strong end-markets including food, pharmaceuticals, and textiles, which has helped them offset weaknesses in sectors including North America’s automotive as well as building and construction markets. Such positives are likely to carry over into next year, though there may be some speed bumps ahead. Major challenges include higher energy and raw material costs, new regulations in Europe and the U.S., and a possible...

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