Metals/Materials News

The metals/materials technology area has information on the most commonly used materials in metal fabrication ̶ carbon steels; stainless steels; high-strength, low-alloy steels (HSLAs); and the 6000 series aluminum ̶ and those that aren't as common, such as the red metals, refractory metals, titanium, and magnesium.

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Novelis opens China’s first manufacturing facility for heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet

October 21, 2014

Atlanta-based Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolled products and recycling, has opened China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet. The wholly owned $100 million facility, located in the Changzhou, will have an annual capacity of 120,000 metric...

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Alro Steel opens two more Alro Metals Plus locations

October 21, 2014

Alro Steel Corp., Jackson, Mich., has opened new Alro Metals Plus locations in Pompano Beach, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla. The company now has 10 locations. The retail outlets offer metals, plastics, and industrial supplies, serving small machine shops, industrial contractors, students, and...

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Eberl Iron Works produces stair pans for NYC residential tower

October 17, 2014

Eberl Iron Works has produced complex stair pans for 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere at 1,396 ft. and 96 stories. Seeking to maximize usable space in the 93- by 93-ft. building footprint, builders needed to construct steps with a pitch...

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Novelis closes Ouro Preto aluminum smelter

October 17, 2014

Aluminum rolled product manufacturer and recycler Novelis, based in Atlanta, has announced that it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminum rolling and recycling. As a result, it will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end...

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Metal Sales outfits 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome in New Orleans

October 16, 2014

Roof and wall panels from Metal Sales™, Louisville, Ky., will be showcased on the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome demonstration home at the 2014 Greenbuild International Expo in New Orleans, Oct. 22-23. The 1,550-sq.-ft. modular home meets LEED® for Home Platinum requirements and will be available to...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating announces ISO 9001:2008 renewal

October 14, 2014

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has announced the renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 certification through 2016. The company supplies conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless...

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U. S. Steel names VP of international trade and global public policy

October 9, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has appointed Debbie Leilani Shon to vice president - international trade and global public policy. Based in the company’s Washington, D.C., office, she is responsible for the company's international trade strategy, manages all trade enforcement actions, and...

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TimkenSteel to build $40 million facility in Ohio

October 9, 2014

North Canton, Ohio-based TimkenSteel, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has announced its decision to locate an advanced quench-and-temper facility in northeast Ohio. The $40 million facility, which will be fully operational within two years, will perform heat-treat...

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Kloeckner Metals named exclusive distributor for Double Stone Steel

October 9, 2014

Kloeckner Metals, Roswell, Ga., has been named an exclusive distributor for Double Stone Steel, marketing PVD-coated stainless and aluminum sheet products. Under this agreement, Kloeckner also will market related fabrication services, antifingerprint and antimicrobial coating options, and stainless...

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The Aluminum Association announces award winners

October 9, 2014

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced that Mike Zoll, director of safety at Novelis, has received the Marlan Boultinghouse Award for industry leadership, and Dick Schultz, managing director at Ducker Worldwide, has received the newly created Chairman's Award, which recognizes a...

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Novelis receives two European Aluminum Awards

October 8, 2014

Novelis, Atlanta, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling, has received two 2014 European Aluminum Awards. Organized by the Dutch Aluminium Center, the European Aluminium Association (EAA,) and the German Aluminium Association (GDA), the awards recognize efficient and forward-thinking uses of...

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Greer Steel adds to management team

October 8, 2014

Dover, Ohio-based Greer Steel Co., a provider of cold-rolled strip steel, has expanded its management team. Scott Rummel has been named plant manager. He has more than 16 years of experience as an operations manager, including managing operations in flat-rolled steel sheet finishing. He also has...

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Tube City IMS receives 48 safety awards from the National Slag Association

October 6, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Tube City IMS Corp., a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills worldwide, has announced that a number of its sites have received a total of 48 safety awards from the National Slag Association (NSA) for 2013. The awards recognize superior performance as measured...

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Constellium acquires Wise Metals

October 6, 2014

Constellium, an aluminum products fabricator based in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands, has acquired Wise Metals, Muscle Shoals, Ala., a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry. Constellium plans to invest up to $750 million by 2022 to increase Wise's current hot mill capacity to 1.5...

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Alcoa opens world’s largest aluminum-lithium aerospace plant in Indiana

October 3, 2014

Alcoa, a provider of lightweight metals technology, engineering, and manufacturing, has opened what it says is the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant in Lafayette, Ind., where it produces third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. Aircraft manufacturers are...

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