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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Andes Coil Processors adds warehouse and storage facility in Texas

September 4, 2015

Steel toll processing company Andes Coil Processors LLC has opened a 54,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and storage facility in Dallas to complement the company’s existing 109,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lewisville, Texas. The warehouse offers short-track rail service five days a week. In phase 1, the new...

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Alcoa expands R&D center to increase additive manufacturing capabilities

September 4, 2015

Lightweight metals provider Alcoa, New York, is expanding the Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh to accelerate the development of advanced 3D-printing materials and processes. The company will produce materials designed for additive technologies to meet increasing demand for complex,...

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SAF West opens Oregon sales office

September 3, 2015

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.), Atlanta, has opened the SAF Northwest sales office in Salem, Ore. It is managed by Peter Stauffer, who was promoted to account manager of Pacific Northwest from his previous position in sales at the company’s SAF West facility in Redding, Calif. The new...

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Penn Stainless Products to open distribution facility in Pennsylvania

September 3, 2015

Penn Stainless Products, a distributor and processor of stainless steel products, has announced the construction of a 35,000-sq.-ft. distribution and transfer facility in Jackson Center, Pa. Scheduled to open on Nov. 1, the plant will offer next-day flatbed delivery to area customers for stock...

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AISI presents Steel Champion Award to Ohio senator

September 1, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced that Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was presented with the AISI 2015 Congressional Steel Champion Award at AK Steel’s Zanesville, Ohio, works. The award recognizes Portman for his dedication to and support of the U.S. steel industry and its employees....

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Central Tube and Bar opens expanded facility in Oklahoma

August 31, 2015

Central Tube and Bar (CTB) has opened a 55,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tulsa, Okla. Steady growth in its regional customer base and the addition of new processing equipment motivated the search for a larger facility. The company is a supplier and processor of tube and bar products, including round,...

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Perforated Tubes completes warehouse in Michigan

August 26, 2015

Perforated Tubes Inc. has completed construction of a 32,000-sq.-ft. warehouse next to its manufacturing plant in Ada, Mich. The warehouse opens up manufacturing space previously used for storing raw materials and finished products. The company provides perforated metal pipe to the automotive,...

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ThyssenKrupp announces departure of Copper and Brass Sales executive VP/COO

August 25, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc., a provider of production materials and integrated services in Southfield, Mich., has announced that Vern Ginunas, executive vice president and COO of the Copper and Brass Sales division, will be stepping down from the company effective Dec. 31 in his official...

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Union Partners I LLC acquires all assets of Lee Steel’s Grand Rapids operations

August 24, 2015

Union Partners I LLC, an investment holding company in Oak Brook, Ill., has announced it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Lee Steel Corp. to acquire all assets of Lee Steel’s Grand Rapids facility in Wyoming, Mich., and the working capital assets located at Lee Steel’s Romulus,...

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Rolled Alloys adds 20-in.-dia. cold saw

August 21, 2015

Windsor, Conn.-based Rolled Alloys has announced the addition of a new KASTOtec AC5. The 20-in.-dia. bar band saw is fully hydraulic and automatic. Its horizontal blade handles tools steels, as well as difficult-to-cut materials such as titanium, Hastelloy® alloy, and INCONEL® alloy. With...

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Midland Metal Industrial merges with Midland Metal

August 20, 2015

After 15 years of operating Midland Metal Industrial and Midland Metal as two separate companies, brothers Vince and Billy Hodes have merged the companies as Midland Metal Mfg. The company supplies brass fittings; ball valves; steel nipples; malleable iron fittings; red brass, bronze, stainless...

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U. S. Steel proposes permanent closure of certain operations in Alabama

August 17, 2015

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has proposed intent to permanently close its blast furnace and associated steelmaking operations, along with most of the flat-rolled finishing operations, at Fairfield Works in Fairfield, Ala. Under this action, the blast furnace and associated...

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MSCI honors Sen. Joe Manchin for commitment to metals industry

August 14, 2015

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has presented its Congressional Leadership Award to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.) in recognition of his work on behalf of the metals industry. “In particular, Sen. Manchin is a leader on energy issues. He understands an...

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International Copper Association appoints president

August 14, 2015

The International Copper Association (ICA), New York, has appointed Anthony Lea as its new president. He previously served for 12 years as senior vice president, marketing and strategic planning, within the ICA. Lea holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and a bachelor’s degree in physics...

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Steel Market Development Institute names Nucor VP as chairman

August 12, 2015

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., has announced that Rick Blume, vice president, commercial for Nucor Corp., will succeed Dan Mull, executive vice president, sales and marketing, ArcelorMittal USA, as...

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