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Ryerson acquires Guy Metals

February 16, 2017

Chicago-based Ryerson Holding Corp., a distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, has acquired Guy Metals Inc., a privately owned metal service center company located in Hammond, Wis.Guy Metals processes stainless and nickel-alloy products used in food, dairy, pharmaceutical, and...

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Primetals Technologies to modernize continuous caster for GMH

February 14, 2017

London-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Georgsmarienhütte GmbH (GMH), a German steel producer, to modernize GMH’s six-strand continuous bloom caster. In this second stage of a multipart refurbishment project, Primetals Technologies will supply, install, or modify the...

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Kloeckner Metals Flat Rolled Group moves to larger facility in Illinois

February 13, 2017

Metals distributor Kloeckner Metals Flat Rolled Group, previously located in Chicago, has expanded and moved into a new, 106,000-sq.-ft. facility in University Park, Ill. The company’s value-added products include carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Tony Munno, Flat Rolled Group general...

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United Performance Metals opens facility in Hungary

February 13, 2017

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced the opening of a new, 10,764-sq.-ft. specialty metals distribution, sales, and processing facility in Budapest, Hungary. The facility, certified to ISO 9001 and AS9120 Rev A, is the company’s third location outside of the U.S. Additional...

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NSF student grant program to support metal powder industry

February 8, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF), Princeton, N.J., has approved a grant program to support 40 students from U.S. institutions to attend POWDERMET2017 (International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials) and AMPM2017 (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy) in Las...

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Chicago Tube and Iron names VP of administration

February 7, 2017

Chicago Tube and Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has promoted Janeth Villalobos to vice president of administration. She joined the company as director of administration in October 2016. Villalobos has more than 15 years of experience in human resources. She most recently served as human resources...

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United States Steel announces two executive appointments

February 6, 2017

Steel producer United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has named James F. Dudek as vice president - asset revitalization and manufacturing excellence and Pipasu H. Soni as vice president - finance. Dudek has been with the company for 20 years, serving most recently as managing director of strategic...

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Steel Dynamics to upgrade Roanoke Bar Division with reheating furnace, finishing area

February 3, 2017

Steel Dynamics Inc., a steel producer and metals recycler in Fort Wayne, Ind., has awarded the contract for an expansion at its Roanoke Bar Division, located in Roanoke, Va., to SMS group. The upgrade will integrate a new reheating furnace and a new finishing area into the facility. The new...

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Big River Steel’s first full month of production sets record

February 2, 2017

Big River Steel, Osceola, Ark., has established a new production record for tons of steel produced by an SMS group-supplied, flat-rolled mini-mill during the first full month of operation. With more than 63,000 tons of hot-rolled steel produced in January, its first full month of production, the...

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Primetals Technologies to supply three surface inspection systems to ArcelorMittal Liège

January 31, 2017

U.K.-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Belgian steel producer ArcelorMittal Liège for three SIAS surface inspection systems. They will be installed on two continuous galvanizing lines and a continuous pickling line. Commissioning is scheduled for spring 2017. The systems...

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Outokumpu divests quarto plate mill in Indiana

January 25, 2017

Finland-based stainless steel provider Outokumpu has sold its quarto plate mill in New Castle, Ind., to D’Orazio Capital Partners, a U.S.-based private equity company, and to the mill’s current management. The new company now operates under the name New Castle Stainless Plate LLC. Michael...

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Flack Steel changes name to Flack Global Metals

January 25, 2017

Flack Steel, based in Chicago, has changed its name to Flack Global Metals. This move reflects a consolidation of recent acquisitions that include Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) in Columbia, S.C., and JD Steel Products in Toledo, Ohio. Flack Global Metals now offers bare, prepainted, and coated...

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MSCI urges new administration to take action to help industrial metals supply chain

January 23, 2017

The Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) has urged the new Trump administration to take serious and immediate action to restore growth and to help the industrial metals supply chain fully recover from the lingering effects of the Great Recession and government...

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Sturbridge Metallurgical obtains Sikorsky approval

January 23, 2017

Sturbridge Metallurgical Services Inc., Sturbridge, Mass., has been approved as a materials testing lab for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Corporation, and its manufacturing supplier base. This approval means that Sikorsky and its manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors can use all of...

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Materion awarded two patents for alloy fabrication process

January 18, 2017

Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based Materion Performance Alloys has received two patents for processes that improve the fabrication of BrushForm® 158 (BF 158), the strip form of the company’s high-strength, copper-nickel-tin ToughMet® alloy. The patents cover new manufacturing technologies that...

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