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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U.S. finds Mexico, Turkey rebar steel imports dumped

April 24, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW), Pittsburgh, has affirmed the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce that rebar steel imports from Mexico and Turkey are unfairly being dumped into the U.S. market, threatening the jobs of U.S. workers. USW International President Leo W. Gerard...

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Steel Technologies to acquire Stripco

April 23, 2014

Steel processor Steel Technologies LLC, Louisville, Ky., has agreed to purchase Stripco LLC, Stripco Sales Co. LLC, and Stripco Express Inc., collectively Stripco. The transaction has received governmental approval and is expected to close in early May. Stripco’s, Mishawaka, Ind., is a steel...

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Goodfellow establishes wholly foreign owned enterprise in China

April 23, 2014

Coraopolis, Pa.-based Goodfellow Corp., a supplier of metals, ceramics, and polymers to research and industrial markets, has transformed its Chinese business activities from a representative office in Shanghai to a wholly foreign-owned enterprise. The new trading company is located in larger...

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Madsen Wire Products launches website

April 17, 2014

Noble Wire Products Inc. doing business as Madsen Wire Products in Orland, Ind., has announced the launch of its new website at www.madsenwire.com. Visitors can view the company’s wire products and services. Menu navigation allows quick access to service...

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Highlander Partners acquires Profile Extrusion’s Georgia extrusion operations

April 16, 2014

Dallas-based private investment firm Highlander Partners LP has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Co. located in Rome, Ga. The company continues to operate from the Georgia location under the name of Profile Custom Extrusions LLC (PCE) with the same management team....

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Future Metals opens Ohio service center

April 16, 2014

Future Metals, a metals distributor to the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry, has opened its ninth metals service center. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the 28,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is a satellite location of the company’s larger Tamarac, Fla., sales office and warehouse. The Dayton...

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JMC Steel Group announces plant modernization project for Wheatland Tube location

April 15, 2014

Continuous-weld pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, has launched a revitalization program for its Wheatland, Pa., plant. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint, and automating many processes in the facility. The $35 million...

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Valmont Coatings Division receives two awards for galvanizing

April 14, 2014

Valmont Industries Inc., Omaha, Neb., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, has announced that its Coatings Division has received two Awards for Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing from the American Galvanizers...

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Texas Iron and Metal announces new metal supply in Houston

April 14, 2014

Texas Iron and Metal, a Houston-based provider of stainless steel products, now carries 23 types of products. In addition to pipes for plumbing, oil and gas transportation, and manufacturing and construction projects, the company offers rectangular and square tubing that can be purchased according...

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Vallourec receives ASME certificate for ferritic steel grade

April 7, 2014

Vallourec, located in Düsseldorf, Germany, has received an ASME certificate for its new VM12-SHC ferritic steel grade. The product extends the company’s selection of ferritic seamless steel tubes for power plants. Tubes made from this grade can be used for carrying extremely corrosive steam...

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Direct Metals provides architectural mesh for Statue of Liberty Welcome Center

April 4, 2014

Direct Metals, Kennesaw, Ga., has supplied 3,280 sq. ft. of bronze wire architectural mesh to the new Statue of Liberty Welcome Center. The bronze wire mesh was used for the insert panels placed beneath the railings surrounding the exhibits and in the stairways. The restoration project took one...

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Modumetal names CFO

April 4, 2014

Seattle-based Modumetal, a manufacturer of nanolaminated metal alloys, has announced the appointment of John Beaver to the position of CFO. He previously served as CFO of Silicor Materials and Sterling Chemicals and held senior financial positions at Pioneer, Borden Chemicals and Plastics, and...

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United States Steel announces executive management changes

April 3, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced a series of executive management appointments. David L. Britten, who previously served as senior vice president – tubular operations, has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief technology officer. Before...

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Aleris acquires Nichols Aluminum

April 2, 2014

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions in Cleveland, has completed the acquisition of Nichols Aluminum LLC, a producer of aluminum sheet for the transportation, building and construction, machinery and equipment, consumer durables, and electrical industries in North America....

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USW objects to WTO's imposition of obligations not negotiated

March 28, 2014

Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers (USW), has issued a statement in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) decision reaffirming the right of the U.S. to use countervailing duty law against China, while questioning the methodology used in determining...

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