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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U. S. Steel to sell U.S. Steel Canada to Bedrock Industries Group

November 2, 2016

U. S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has agreed to proposed terms with Bedrock Industries Group LLC regarding the sale and transition of ownership of U. S. Steel Canada Inc. (USSC) to Bedrock. In 2014 USSC applied for relief from its creditors pursuant to Canada's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act...

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Continuous Colour Coat Ltd. changes name

October 26, 2016

Continuous Colour Coat Ltd., doing business under the tradename Metal Koting, has become Material Sciences Corp.-Toronto. The name change reflects the consolidation of Metal Koting into the Canton, Mich.-based Material Sciences Corp. (MSC) team. Kevin McCallum continues to serve as president. The...

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Wismarq expands with strategic acquisition of Prior Coated Metals

October 25, 2016

Wismarq Industries LLC, a Pittsburgh-based provider of coil coating services for metal products, has acquired the assets of Prior Coated Metals Inc., Allentown, Pa., a producer of prepainted steel and aluminum products. The acquisition increases Wismarq’s gauge range for a variety of applications...

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Nucor chairman/CEO/president elected chairman of World Steel Association board

October 17, 2016

Steel product manufacturer Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that John Ferriola, its chairman/CEO/president, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel). He has served as vice chairman of the worldsteel board, as a member of the...

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Aluminum Extruders Council releases EPDs for extruded component

October 13, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has released a comprehensive, industrywide set of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for aluminum extrusions manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. The EPDs quantify the cradle-to-gate life cycle environmental impacts of aluminum...

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Direct Metals supplies galvanized metal grating for Tinley Creek forest preserve project

October 12, 2016

Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., recently supplied 56 pieces of 2-1/2- by 3/16-in. 7P4 press-locked galvanized steel grating as part of the site improvement plans for Tinley Creek Forest Preserve in Cook County, Ill. The...

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AEC members testify at ITC hearing about Chinese aluminum extrusion imports

October 6, 2016

Members of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., recently called on the government to act on lingering circumvention and duty evasion issues related to certain Chinese aluminum extrusion imports and China’s overcapacity in primary aluminum production. Members met with the staff...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum announces new directors

October 5, 2016

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has expanded its board of directors from nine to 11 members, appointing Karen W. Colonias and Douglas W. Stotlar to serve as independent directors. Both also were appointed to the board’s Audit Committee and Compensation Committee....

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United Performance Metals installs new crane system in California

October 3, 2016

United Performance Metals, a distributor of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys based in Hamilton, Ohio, has added crane systems to its La Mirada, Calif., facility.A 2-ton Spanco freestanding crane system has been added to accompany the 24-in. Reusch slitter in...

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MSCI calls for federal action to address trade law violations hurting U.S. aluminum industry

September 30, 2016

Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) has announced that R. Holman Head, vice chair of its board of directors and president/COO of O’Neal Industries, recently testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), calling for tougher government action to...

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Lex South steel plant opens in Texas

September 29, 2016

Chicago-based Lex Holding Co., a distributor of flat-rolled steel products for a variety of industries, has opened its newest location, Lex South, in Houston. The plant is projected to produce up to 15,000 tons of flat-rolled steel per month, offering cold- and hot-rolled, coated, hot-rolled...

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Andes Coil Processors adds incremental rail service in Indiana

September 22, 2016

Andes Coil Processors LLC has announced its Gary, Ind., steel coil toll processing facility now is able to accept railcars via Canadian National (CN) Railway Co. The routing location within the CN system is the Burns Harbor, Ind., station. The added rail service bolsters the existing rail service...

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Steel Ventures to build plant in Kentucky

September 21, 2016

Steel Ventures has announced plans to build a galvanized steel production facility in Wurtland, Ky. Scheduled to open in summer 2017, the plant is expected to create about 65 jobs. The facility will coat steel products including truck trailer cross members, I-beams, and complex fabricated...

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Nucor to acquire Independence Tube

September 21, 2016

Nucor Corp., a provider of plate, bar, and structural steels in Charlotte, N.C., has agreed to acquire Independence Tube Corp. (ITC), an independent manufacturer of hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing.HSS is used in a variety of structural and mechanical applications, including...

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AEC 2016 Management Conference to highlight aluminum extrusion fair trade

September 20, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will address a number of topics at the upcoming 2016 Management Conference, including aluminum extrusion fair trade. The conference is part of Aluminum Week, a joint effort by AEC and The Aluminum Association, taking place Sept. 26-28, 2016, in Washington,...

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