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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Texas Iron and Metal announces new metal supply in Houston

April 14, 2014

Texas Iron and Metal, a Houston-based provider of stainless steel products, now carries 23 types of products. In addition to pipes for plumbing, oil and gas transportation, and manufacturing and construction projects, the company offers rectangular and square tubing that can be purchased according...

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Vallourec receives ASME certificate for ferritic steel grade

April 7, 2014

Vallourec, located in Düsseldorf, Germany, has received an ASME certificate for its new VM12-SHC ferritic steel grade. The product extends the company’s selection of ferritic seamless steel tubes for power plants. Tubes made from this grade can be used for carrying extremely corrosive steam...

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Uncertainty continues in metal pricing

April 5, 2014

Editor’s Note: This information is provided by the staff at The steel and ferrous scrap markets are headed into uncertain times in the second quarter, while nonferrous markets are feeling the effects of the harsh winter and worldwide geo-political events. Steel Much of...

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Direct Metals provides architectural mesh for Statue of Liberty Welcome Center

April 4, 2014

Direct Metals, Kennesaw, Ga., has supplied 3,280 sq. ft. of bronze wire architectural mesh to the new Statue of Liberty Welcome Center. The bronze wire mesh was used for the insert panels placed beneath the railings surrounding the exhibits and in the stairways. The restoration project took one...

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Modumetal names CFO

April 4, 2014

Seattle-based Modumetal, a manufacturer of nanolaminated metal alloys, has announced the appointment of John Beaver to the position of CFO. He previously served as CFO of Silicor Materials and Sterling Chemicals and held senior financial positions at Pioneer, Borden Chemicals and Plastics, and...

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United States Steel announces executive management changes

April 3, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced a series of executive management appointments. David L. Britten, who previously served as senior vice president – tubular operations, has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief technology officer. Before...

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Aleris acquires Nichols Aluminum

April 2, 2014

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions in Cleveland, has completed the acquisition of Nichols Aluminum LLC, a producer of aluminum sheet for the transportation, building and construction, machinery and equipment, consumer durables, and electrical industries in North America....

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USW objects to WTO's imposition of obligations not negotiated

March 28, 2014

Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers (USW), has issued a statement in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) decision reaffirming the right of the U.S. to use countervailing duty law against China, while questioning the methodology used in determining...

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Executives take steel industry jobs focus to Capitol Hill

March 26, 2014

Chief executives from a number of steel companies in the U.S. told members of the Congressional Steel Caucus on March 25 that many government policies on trade, energy, environment, and infrastructure need to be reformed to ensure U.S. industrial competitiveness and preserve American jobs in steel...

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Braner/Loopco installs stretch leveler at Russel Steel

March 21, 2014

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has installed a high-strength stretch leveler at Russel Metals Winnipeg Manitoba in western Canada. The leveler produces panel-flat, memory-free sheet and plate from 72-in.-wide by 0.5-in.-thick coil. The leveler features a real-time stretch-strain yield point...

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U.S. Steel senior VP named to NAM board

March 20, 2014

U.S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced that Michael S. Williams, senior vice president – strategic planning and business development, has been named to the board of directors at the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM), Washington, D.C. U.S. Steel Corp. is an integrated steel...

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ThyssenKrupp Materials NA opens coil processing facility in Alabama

March 19, 2014

ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA) has opened a 100,000-sq.-ft. carbon, stainless, and aluminum coil processing and distribution service center in Woodstock, Ala. The $15 million facility currently employs 20 people; at full capacity, it will create nearly 45 jobs. ThyssenKrupp Steel...

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Hynes Industries names CEO, senior VPs

March 18, 2014

Hynes Industries, Youngstown, Ohio, a supplier and processor of strip steel, roll formed shapes, and flat wire, has announced CEO D.R. Golding has decided to step aside, and Jim Blair, current vice president of finance and corporate treasurer, will succeed him as president and CEO effective April...

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Novelis names global commercial and strategy leader

March 13, 2014

Aluminum roller and recycler Novelis, Atlanta, has appointed Manfred Stanek to the position of vice president, strategy, and chief commercial officer. In this role, he is responsible for developing the company’s global strategy and leading the commercial organizations for the company's...

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Arnold Magnetic Technologies Rolled Products division earns Nadcap certification

March 12, 2014

Arnold Magnetic Technologies, Rochester, N.Y., has announced that its Rolled Products division has earned accreditation from the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) for heat treating. For aerospace and defense systems that must reliably endure extreme...

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