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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Nucor to acquire Southland Tube

December 6, 2016

Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp. has agreed to acquire Southland Tube, an independent manufacturer of hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing in Birmingham, Ala. Southland employs about 280 people, shipping about 240,000 tons of HSS steel tubing annually. Through the acquisitions of...

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Anco Steel opens warehouse in Indiana

December 6, 2016

Anco Steel, a Naperville, Ill.-based metals service center, has opened a 64,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Hammond, Ind. The new facility distributes carbon long products such as tubing, solid bars, and sheet...

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Fabric Images collaborates in fabrication of Flatiron Sky-Line installation

December 2, 2016

Elgin, Ill.-based Fabric Images Inc.® has completed fabrication of the Flatiron Sky-Line in New York. Designed by LOT, the Flatiron Sky-Line was the winning design in the third annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition by The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement...

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Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies wins USAF contract

November 29, 2016

Wall Colmonoy’s Aerobraze Engineered Technologies, Oklahoma City, Okla., has won a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract from the U.S. Air Force for the overhaul of the F-16 primary and secondary heat exchangers. The firm has manufactured and overhauled heat exchangers for the Air Force for...

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ArcelorMittal announces plans to open Detroit manufacturing plant

November 29, 2016

ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, a subsidiary of Luxembourg steel producer ArcelorMittal, has announced plans to open a 317,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Detroit. The facility will produce high-strength, laser-welded steel blanks for the auto industry.The $83 million project is expected to...

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Commercial Metals names president/COO

November 29, 2016

Metal products manufacturer and recycler Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has promoted Barbara R. Smith to the position of president/COO, effective Jan. 11. Smith joined the company in May 2011, serving as senior vice president and CFO until her promotion to COO in January 2016. Smith...

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Nucor Steel upgrades automation, drives in North Carolina mill

November 29, 2016

Nucor Steel has selected London-based Primetals Technologies to upgrade the automation and drives system in the finishing end of its carbon plate steel mill in Cofield, N.C. Equipment in the finishing end comprises the side trimmer, cold shear, and plate piler. The project also includes an option...

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Constellium researchers win Air and Space Academy Award

November 28, 2016

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, has announced that three of its researchers have received the Medal of the Academy from the Air and Space Academy (AAE), Toulouse, France, for their achievement in developing Airware® aluminum. The award recognizes individuals who significantly contribute to progress...

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DeWys Mfg. partners with local school to increase STEM education

November 21, 2016

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. and several regional businesses and manufacturers have announced a partnership with Kenowa Hills Public School, Grand Rapids, Mich., for the new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lab program. The lab, located within DeWys’ secondary...

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CMC Steel Fabricators to acquire Associated Steel Workers fabrication business

November 21, 2016

CMC Steel Fabricators Inc., Seguin, Texas, has announced plans to acquire Hawaii-based Associated Steel Workers Ltd.’s steel fabrication business, which manufactures, delivers, and installs uncoated black rebar and related materials.The deal is expected to close in January 2017.CMC, a...

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Solar Atmospheres CEO receives ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award

November 15, 2016

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., has announced that CEO William R. Jones has received the ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award. The award recognizes leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge, and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries. Jones received the award with the...

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Andes Coil Processors adds slitting line to Dallas facility

November 15, 2016

Andes Coil Processors LLC has added toll processing services to its Dallas facility with the installation of a 60-in. Pro-Eco custom slitting line. Featuring shape-correction capabilities, the line will process materials from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick and master coils up to 72 in. OD and 50,000 lbs....

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Westfield Steel acquires Remington Steel

November 14, 2016

Westfield Steel Inc., Westfield, Ind., has announced the acquisition of Remington Steel, a supplier of steel material and manufactured parts based in Springfield, Ohio. Westfield Steel is a material supplier and processor, providing products and services from basic distribution to light...

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Ampco-Pittsburgh acquires ASW Steel

November 9, 2016

Carnegie, Pa.-based Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp., a producer of forged and cast rolls as well as ingot and open-die forged products, has announced the acquisition of ASW Steel Inc., a specialty steel producer based in Welland, Ont. ASW will be an indirect subsidiary of Union Electric Steel Corp., a...

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Eastern Metal Supply expands fabrication capabilities

November 9, 2016

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), Charlotte, N.C., a distributor of custom and standard aluminum extrusions and sheet products, has announced its investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment to expand its fabrication capabilities. The firm has added an Emmegi Satellite XL 5-axis CNC...

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