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SSAB Americas launches EcoSmart to show commitment to sustainability

April 25, 2016

To demonstrate its commitment to the environment, SSAB Americas has launched an EcoSmart awareness program. EcoSmart is an environmentally friendly, sustainable steel made from 97 percent recycled materials, from discarded appliances to old car parts. The steel is 100 percent recyclable as well....

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Praxair acquires five gas businesses

April 25, 2016

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced the acquisition of five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S., the company acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana, and A&B Electric Motors and...

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United Performance Metals installs slitter

April 25, 2016

United Performance Metals' West Coast facility in La Mirada, Calif., has installed a 12-in.-wide slitter that can process coils from 0.015 to 0.125 in. thick. The slitter allows the facility to keep lead times short and to deliver heavier-gauge slit stainless steel and nickel alloys within a...

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Ford recycles enough aluminum to build 30,000 F-150 bodies every month

April 25, 2016

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced it recycles as much as 20 million lbs. of aluminum stamping scrap per month using a closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds the F-150®. That is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the largest configuration. Recycled...

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DeWys Mfg. adds panel bending capabilities

April 25, 2016

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a Salvagnini P2-Lean panel bender at its facility in Marne, Mich. The machine features an automatic tool changer, Mac (material attitude correction) 2.0, and electric-driven actuators. Its upper and lower bend blades allow bends from -135 to...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints regional sales manager

April 25, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment based in Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the appointment of Ed Wynn as a new regional sales manager based out of the Chicago area. Wynn has more than 25 years of sales experience in the metals industry. He...

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NanoSteel delivers advanced high-strength automotive steel to General Motors

April 22, 2016

NanoSteel®, a producer of nanostructured steel materials in Providence, R.I., has delivered its first AHSS to General Motors for initial testing. The sheet steel is expected to accelerate vehicle lightweighting initiatives focused on meeting rising global fuel economy regulations. Production of...

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Alexandria Industries receives Progress Minnesota Award

April 22, 2016

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has received a 2016 Progress Minnesota Award. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs, individuals, businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, and economic development organizations for moving the Minnesota economy forward in innovative ways. Alexandria...

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Feed Lease announces staff additions

April 22, 2016

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Feed Lease Corp., a manufacturer of press feeding equipment and systems, has announced two staff appointments. Brian Thompson has been named CFO. He previously was owner of Brio Services, a business dedicated to CFO consulting, training, and management. He has a...

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Staple Street Capital acquires Mid-States Supply Co.

April 21, 2016

An affiliate of New York-based Staple Street Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Mid-States Supply Co., Kansas City, Mo. Mid-States is a distributor of industrial valves, pipe, automation products, fittings, steam specialty items, and...

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Micropiping launches online platform for buying/selling flanges and fittings

April 21, 2016

Micropiping SRL, Piacenza, Italy, has launched an online platform at www.micropiping.com for the purchase and sale of fittings, flanges, and tie rods for the oil and gas, power, chemical, and petrochemical plant markets. The site is designed to facilitate and accelerate procurement of small and...

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Orbital ATK plant in Mississippi produces 500th large-scale rocket structure

April 21, 2016

Orbital ATK Inc., a manufacturer of space, defense, and aviation systems, has announced that its Iuka, Miss., manufacturing plant has produced its 500th large composite rocket structure for United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch vehicles. Since its establishment in 1998, the Large Structure Center...

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All American Containers expands packaging distribution operations in Washington

April 21, 2016

All American Containers LLC, a supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers, has announced the expansion of its distribution operations in Port of Kalama, Wash., and the addition of new employees. The 33,000-sq.-ft. plant houses company division AAC Pacific Coast. Continued growth of the...

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AHSS remains fastest-growing automotive material, says SMDI

April 21, 2016

Over the past three years, the amount of AHSS used each year in automotive applications has been 10 percent higher than forecast by Ducker Worldwide, says the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). According to “Metallic...

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Electron Beam Eng. adds laser marking services

April 20, 2016

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., Anaheim, Calif., an electron beam and laser beam welding company, has added laser marking services for etching and engraving metals and ceramics. The noncontact process permanently marks products using a laser beam that quickly passes over the surface of the desired...

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