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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Chicago Tube & Iron division GM named to college advisory council

May 28, 2013

Chicago Tube & Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has announced that Steve West, general manager of its General Line Fabrication Division, has been invited to join the Mechanical Production Technology Advisory Council of Joliet Junior College. The purpose of the council is to provide guidance to the...

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Novelis, ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks to cooperate on tailored aluminum blank production

May 28, 2013

Novelis, an Atlanta-based aluminum recycler and provider of aluminum rolled products, and ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks, Duisburg, Germany, a manufacturer of customized steel products for the automotive industry, have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of tailored aluminum blanks....

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Reliance Steel CEO named MSCI chairman

May 23, 2013

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected David H. Hannah, chairman and CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, as its chairman of the board effective July 1. Hannah began his career as a CPA before joining Reliance in 1981. He was appointed a...

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Synalloy's Bristol Metals subsidiary files antidumping petitions

May 22, 2013

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, has announced that its Bristol Metals LLC subsidiary, joined...

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United Performance Metals names account manager

May 21, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has named Karen Gaillard to the position of account manager for its La Mirada, Calif., branch. She has 20 years of experience in the metal industry. The company supplies specialty stainless and high-temperature alloys....

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Menges Roller expands capacity with CNC lathe - TheFabricator.com

Menges Roller expands capacity with CNC lathe

May 19, 2013

Menges Roller, Wauconda, Ill., has installed a Toolmex TUR930-1100MN CNC lathe capable of manufacturing industrial rollers up to 20 ft. long and 8,800 lbs. The machine integrates seamlessly with the company's CAD department. Operators can upload completed design schematics directly to the new...

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Ram-Fab awarded additional $6 million contract on international project

May 16, 2013

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, specialty chemicals, and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems,...

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MidWest Materials named finalist for Steel Service Center of the Year

May 16, 2013

American Metal Market (AMM) has named MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, as a finalist in the Steel Service Center of the Year category of its fourth annual Awards for Steel Excellence program. The 60-year-old, family-owned steel service center recently completed a multimillion-dollar capital...

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Indiana Pickling and Processing to complete $7 million capitalization project

May 16, 2013

Feralloy Corp. has announced that Indiana Pickling and Processing (IPPC), Portage, Ind., its joint venture with Signode Corp., will complete a $7 million capitalization project in summer 2013. The last phase of the investment will make IPPC fully capable to pickle coils up to 0.75 by 72 in. A36...

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Heyco Metals announces two promotions

May 13, 2013

Heyco Metals of Reading, Pa., a producer of precision-rolled stainless and copper coil, has promoted David Mandle to executive vice president and William Barry to vice president of sales and marketing. Mandle has been with the company for 10 years and previously held the position of vice...

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Alcoa to expand North American automotive sheet capacity

May 13, 2013

Alcoa, a producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, will invest $275 million over the next three years to expand and convert capacity at its rolling mill in Alcoa, Tenn., to meet growing demand for light, durable, and recyclable aluminum sheet for automotive production. "More and more auto...

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Prolamsa Group to build pipe and tubular products mill in Texas

May 8, 2013

The Prolamsa Group has announced plans to build a $120 million pipe and tubular products facility in Bryan, Texas. The plant, which is expected to employ more than 285 people, will produce 300,000+ tons of ERW energy tubular products per year in diameters up to 16 in. with wall thicknesses up to...

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Penn Stainless Products certified to ISO 9001:2008

April 24, 2013

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., has been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A. Penn Stainless is a distributor and processor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products, serving domestic and international customers...

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Diehl Steel adds plate mill

April 18, 2013

Diehl Steel, Cincinnati, has installed a new plate mill that allows the company to custom-machine steel material up to 30 in. wide by 50 in. long by 12 in. high. The company now can machine larger sizes of tool steel, alloy steel, high-speed steel, carbon steel, powder-metal product, and stainless...

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MidWest Materials names regional account manager

April 9, 2013

MidWest Materials, a steel service center in Perry, Ohio, has named Howard J. Lake as its regional account manager. A 40-year veteran of the steel industry, including serving as president of Standard Steel, Lake started his career at MidWest. MidWest Materials Inc. distributes hot-rolled,...

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