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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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Fine Tubes develops seamless titanium tubing for Airbus, Liebherr

January 14, 2014

Fine Tubes Ltd., Plymouth, U.K., has announced it is producing seamless Grade 9 and Grade 5 titanium tubing for Airbus and Liebherr. The tubing is used for the high-pressure hydraulic systems required for the Airbus A380 aircraft and for the high lift transmission systems designed and produced by...

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Aleris recognized by the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense

January 14, 2014

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions based in Cleveland, has been recognized by the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the role that its aluminum defense products played in improving the protection of the Warrior armored vehicle. According to the MOD, the upgraded...

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AHSS featured on 2014 North American Truck of the Year

January 14, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, D.C., has announced that the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) truck award winner again features a significant amount of advanced high-strength steel...

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Cargill to build eighth U.S. steel processing plant in Colorado

January 9, 2014

Cargill has announced plans to build its eighth U.S. steel processing center to help meet the increasing demands for steel products in the manufacturing and shale oil industries. Construction of the 60,000-sq.-ft. steel processing and distribution facility is scheduled to begin in early 2014 in...

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Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. names inside sales rep

January 7, 2014

Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. Inc. (AMTI), Houston, has hired John Buras as an inside sales representative. In this role, he works cooperatively with AMTI's business development, outside sales, and distribution team members to expand the company's existing customer base, secure new customers,...

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American to build spiral-welded pipe facility in Michigan

December 11, 2013

American, Birmingham, Ala., has announced plans to build a new spiral-welded pipe facility in Flint, Mich. The facility initially will support the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) project recently awarded to American, and later other regional water infrastructure projects. The KWA pipeline,...

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Nippon Steel, ArcelorMittal to buy Alabama steel plant

December 5, 2013

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and ArcelorMittal have announced that they are close to a $2 billion deal to buy an Alabama factory from Germany's ThyssenKrupp. According to the Nikkei economic daily, Nippon Steel of Japan and Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal have reached a basic accord with...

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Steinert US names engineering and service manager

December 4, 2013

Steinert US, Walton, Ky., a supplier of separation equipment for the material recovery and recycling industry, has hired Troy Robertson as engineering and service manager. In this position, he oversees the service and operations departments. Before joining the company, Robertson spent eight years...

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Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment - TheFabricator.com

Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment

December 4, 2013

Central Tube and Bar Inc., a supplier and processor of tube and bar products in Conway, Ark., has announced that Brian Moon has joined the company as outside sales representative. Moon has several years of experience in the steel service center industry, most recently as territory manager for a...

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Horizon Steel to locate facility in Kentucky

December 3, 2013

Steel service center Horizon Steel Co. has announced its intent to expand its operations and locate a 90,000-sq.-ft. facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The project will bring a capital investment of $15 million and 30 new full-time positions to the region. The expansion comes on the heels of an...

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Lapham-Hickey Steel acquires Industrial Spring Steel

December 3, 2013

Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp., a family-owned and -operated service center in Chicago, has purchased the assets of Industrial Spring Steel, Philadelphia, a supplier of high-carbon tempered and annealed spring steel throughout the East Coast. Brian Hickey assumes the responsibilities of general manager...

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Ruukki launches North American operations

December 2, 2013

Ruukki, a Finnish steel manufacturer, has opened its U.S. headquarters, Ruukki USA Inc., in Pittsburgh and its Canadian headquarters, Ruukki Canada Inc., in Toronto, serving North American manufacturers involved in transportation, heavy lifting, mining, and other demanding industrial applications....

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Advanced Metal Etching updates website

November 15, 2013

Advanced Metal Etching Inc., Ligonier, Ind., a supplier of photochemical etching services for thin, flat metal parts for prototype and production requirements, has updated its website at www.metaletching.com. The new site presents the company's products, capabilities, and services in drop-down...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Haskins Steel

November 7, 2013

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary American Metals Corp., it has acquired all of the capital stock of Haskins Steel Co. Inc., a processor and distributor of carbon steel and aluminum products in Spokane, Wash....

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U.S. Steel Corp. to shut down Ontario facility

November 7, 2013

United States Steel Corp. has announced the impending shutdown of its Hamilton, Ont., iron- and steel-making facility. The company estimates that the closure, which will be complete by the end of 2013, will reduce costs by $50 million a year. Its coke batteries at Gary Works in Indiana also will...

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