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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USW joins petition for duties on welded API line pipe imports

October 24, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has joined a petition calling on the U.S. Commerce Department (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on welded API line pipe imports from South Korea and Turkey. The union, along with steelmakers American...

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TCI Precision Metals names president/COO

October 24, 2014

Gardena, Calif.-based TCI Precision Metals has named Ben Belzer as President and chief operating officer. Representing the third generation in the closely held company, Belzer has been with the company full time since 2004. John Belzer is stepping aside but remains active as the company’s CEO....

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Steel Market Development Institute appoints VP of Steel Recycling Institute

October 24, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Washington, D.C., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has named Mark A. Thimons as vice president of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI). He succeeds Gregory Crawford, who is retiring. Thimons joined the SMDI in November...

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U. S. Steel Canada announces ratification of new collective agreement with USW Local 1005

October 23, 2014

U. S. Steel Canada Inc., Hamilton, Ont., has announced that its employees represented by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1005 have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that will extend through until March 31, 2015. The agreement covers about 600 employees at the company's Hamilton Works...

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Innovate UK plays role in development of new aluminum alloy for Jaguar XE

October 22, 2014

Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, Swindon, England, has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminum alloy, which means that up to 50 percent of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminum. This new lightweight aluminum alloy,...

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Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. to open facility in southern U.S.

October 22, 2014

Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has announced plans to open a new metal service center in Columbia, Tenn. Designed to support the growing automotive market in the South, the facility will service Tier 1 automotive manufacturers and OEM automakers. The plant will house a hybrid...

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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 Changzhou, will have an annual capacity of 120,000 metric tons,...

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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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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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