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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MCA announces 2015 Chairman’s Award winners

October 19, 2015

Selected by a panel of professional architects, eight outstanding building projects from across the country have been recognized by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) with its 2015 Chairman’s Awards. The awards are given to the year’s most exceptional building projects involving MCA...

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Eastern Metal Supply acquires Tigress Trading

October 19, 2015

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), a national distributor of aluminum extrusions and sheet products based in Lake Worth, Fla., has purchased Tigress Trading Co. Inc. and Tigress Specialty Metals Products Mfg. Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The acquisition will strengthen EMS's presence in the saltwater...

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AK Steel issues notice to temporarily idle portions of Ashland Works

October 19, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has issued a notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act to hourly and salaried employees at its Ashland Works in Kentucky that it intends to temporarily idle the blast furnace and related steelmaking operations at the facility as a result...

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Penn Stainless Products completes construction of new facility in Pennsylvania

October 15, 2015

Penn Stainless Products, a stainless steel distributor and processor, has completed construction of its new 35,000-sq.-ft. transfer and distribution facility in Jackson Center, Pa. With dedicated flatbed delivery starting Oct. 19 along routes throughout western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio,...

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ASM Intl. honors 2015 Class of Fellows for materials science contributions

October 15, 2015

ASM Intl., Materials Park, Ohio, recently honored its 2015 Class of Fellows at an awards dinner in Columbus, Ohio. The Fellow of the Society honor recognizes members for their distinguished contributions to materials science, engineering, or manufacturing and their exemplary personal reputations....

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating updates oscillator equipment

October 8, 2015

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, has updated its oscillator equipment. The new equipment gives the company the capability to process oscillated coils up to 2.5...

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Alcoa wins nine-year contract with Lockheed Martin for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

October 8, 2015

New York-based lightweight metals provider Alcoa has announced it has been awarded a contract to supply titanium for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II aircraft program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Under the contract, Alcoa becomes the titanium supplier for airframe structures...

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United States Steel announces possible consolidation of flat-rolled operations

October 7, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it is examining a consolidation of its North American flat-rolled operations and may temporarily idle its Granite City Works steelmaking operations and most finishing operations in Granite City, Ill. With Granite City Works being the primary...

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U.S. pipe producers file petitions against welded stainless pressure pipe from India

October 1, 2015

Synalloy Corp. subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC, Felker Brothers Corp., Outokumpu Stainless Pipe Inc., and Marcegaglia USA have petitioned the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to apply antidumping and countervailing duties to imports of welded stainless...

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Union Corrugating announces changes to sales management structure

September 28, 2015

Union Corrugating, a manufacturer and distributor of metal roofing and siding products and accessories in Fayetteville, N.C., has realigned its sales management structure with the addition of two sales directors and three territory sales representatives. Paul Delellis, sales director for the...

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Central Steel & Wire employee named AWMI Volunteer of the Year

September 28, 2015

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, has announced that employee Lynn Rodriguez has been awarded the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Women in the Metals Industries (AWMI) 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Rodriguez has worked for the company for 16 years, currently in the specialty metals...

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BGL Real Estate Advisors completes financing for Ferragon Corp.

September 24, 2015

Ferragon Corp. has received $22.3 million in financing to create a continuous annealing toll processing operation in Gibraltar, Mich., that will become operational in late 2016. Once complete, the 550,000-sq.-ft. facility will create about 100 new jobs for local residents. Based in...

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Sapa acquires Northwest Aluminum Specialties’ Oregon plan

September 23, 2015

Portland, Ore.-based Sapa, a provider of aluminum extrusions, building systems, and precision tubing, has completed an asset purchase agreement with Northwest Aluminum Specialties Inc. to acquire its casting plant in The Dalles, Ore. This facility brings Sapa's North American cast house network to...

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Norsk Titanium hires VP of marketing

September 23, 2015

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), New York, a manufacturer of aerospace-grade titanium components using the patented Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) process, has hired Chip Yates as vice president of marketing. Yates served as a technology-marketing executive with The Boeing Company from 2001 to 2004 and...

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Steel Dynamics acquires steel decking facilities of Consolidated Systems Inc.

September 17, 2015

Steel producer and metal recycler Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has purchased from Consolidated Systems Inc. certain of its steel decking facilities, including associated assets and net working capital. These assets will become a part of Steel Dynamic's fabrication operations through its...

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