Since the ASA introducedMaterials Market Digestin early 2005, this monthly report has provided timely information about important trends in a variety of different materials sectors. As a result, it has become one of the most valuable and sought after benefits that ASA offers.  In September 2010, the author, Ed Scott, shared with the ASA staff that he would no longer be able to author theMaterials Market Digestdue to personal reasons. The good news is that his circumstances have since improved, yet his decision to no longer author the extensive monthly report remains permanent. ASA fully expects that the interruption in publishing the Materials Market Digest is temporary and staff and volunteers are working together towards to begin making available this valuable member service in 1Q11.

Suggestions and inquiries are always appreciated, please contact Chris Murin, ASA’s executive director, atcmurin@asa.netor 312.464.0090 ext. 204.