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United States Steel announces two executive appointments

February 6, 2017

Steel producer United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has named James F. Dudek as vice president - asset revitalization and manufacturing excellence and Pipasu H. Soni as vice president - finance. Dudek has been with the company for 20 years, serving most recently as managing director of strategic...

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Steel Dynamics to upgrade Roanoke Bar Division with reheating furnace, finishing area

February 3, 2017

Steel Dynamics Inc., a steel producer and metals recycler in Fort Wayne, Ind., has awarded the contract for an expansion at its Roanoke Bar Division, located in Roanoke, Va., to SMS group. The upgrade will integrate a new reheating furnace and a new finishing area into the facility. The new...

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Big River Steel’s first full month of production sets record

February 2, 2017

Big River Steel, Osceola, Ark., has established a new production record for tons of steel produced by an SMS group-supplied, flat-rolled mini-mill during the first full month of operation. With more than 63,000 tons of hot-rolled steel produced in January, its first full month of production, the...

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Primetals Technologies to supply three surface inspection systems to ArcelorMittal Liège

January 31, 2017

U.K.-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Belgian steel producer ArcelorMittal Liège for three SIAS surface inspection systems. They will be installed on two continuous galvanizing lines and a continuous pickling line. Commissioning is scheduled for spring 2017. The systems...

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Outokumpu divests quarto plate mill in Indiana

January 25, 2017

Finland-based stainless steel provider Outokumpu has sold its quarto plate mill in New Castle, Ind., to D’Orazio Capital Partners, a U.S.-based private equity company, and to the mill’s current management. The new company now operates under the name New Castle Stainless Plate LLC. Michael...

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Flack Steel changes name to Flack Global Metals

January 25, 2017

Flack Steel, based in Chicago, has changed its name to Flack Global Metals. This move reflects a consolidation of recent acquisitions that include Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) in Columbia, S.C., and JD Steel Products in Toledo, Ohio. Flack Global Metals now offers bare, prepainted, and coated...

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MSCI urges new administration to take action to help industrial metals supply chain

January 23, 2017

The Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) has urged the new Trump administration to take serious and immediate action to restore growth and to help the industrial metals supply chain fully recover from the lingering effects of the Great Recession and government...

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Sturbridge Metallurgical obtains Sikorsky approval

January 23, 2017

Sturbridge Metallurgical Services Inc., Sturbridge, Mass., has been approved as a materials testing lab for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Corporation, and its manufacturing supplier base. This approval means that Sikorsky and its manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors can use all of...

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Materion awarded two patents for alloy fabrication process

January 18, 2017

Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based Materion Performance Alloys has received two patents for processes that improve the fabrication of BrushForm® 158 (BF 158), the strip form of the company’s high-strength, copper-nickel-tin ToughMet® alloy. The patents cover new manufacturing technologies that...

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Chicago Tube and Iron names process engineering manager

January 18, 2017

Chicago Tube and Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has promoted Elidia Vazquez to process engineering manager. In this role, she provides leadership and direction to the Fabrication Division to ensure the efficient processing and delivery of products. She also coordinates the estimating and processing of...

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AEC applauds USTR decision to help protect U.S. aluminum industry

January 13, 2017

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has announced its strong support for the new trade enforcement action against the People’s Republic of China announced by the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The action seeks to have the World Trade Organization (WTO) address U.S....

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Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit explores forming, joining challenges

January 13, 2017

The 4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit 2017 returns to Detroit Feb. 22-23, 2017, to showcase and explore resolutions to forming, joining, and surface treatment challenges inherent in lightweighting manufacturing efforts.Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, FCA, Deere & Co., and Volvo are among the...

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SMDI recognizes steel advocates with awards

January 11, 2017

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) in Detroit, has presented its third annual Men and Women of Steel Awards to two honorees who are championing the use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS).The Industry Innovator Award was...

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Commercial Metals subsidiary acquires OmniSource Corp. recycling facilities

January 11, 2017

Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Owen Steel Co. of South Carolina, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets from OmniSource Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc.The agreement covers seven...

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Magna develops ultralight door module

January 10, 2017

Detroit-based automotive supplier Magna Intl. Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. DOE and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 percent mass savings compared to an average current production door. The door was...

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