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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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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Slice of Stainless breaks ground on building expansion

September 19, 2016

Slice of Stainless, a provider of stainless and nickel sheet for the aerospace, medical, and manufacturing industries, has broken ground on an expansion project that will nearly double the size of its Cincinnati headquarters to 55,000 sq. ft. The finished facility, which will cover almost 6 acres,...

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Wheatland Tube files duty evasion allegation

September 19, 2016

Chicago-based steel tube and pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, has filed an allegation of duty evasion with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in accordance with the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Wheatland Tube claims duty evasion of...

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AEC joins China Trade Task Force

September 14, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has joined the China Trade Task Force (CTTF), an organization aimed at addressing structural imbalances in the global aluminum market that it attributes to Chinese government policies. AEC joins Century Aluminum and the United Steel Workers as...

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APMI to host metal additive manufacturing program Oct. 13

September 13, 2016

APMI Intl., a nonprofit professional society that promotes the advancement of powder metallurgy and particulate materials as a science, will offer a technical program on Oct. 13, 2016, in Ridgway, Pa., featuring presentations on metal additive manufacturing (AM).Topics will include an update on...

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USITC announces determinations concerning cold-rolled steel flat product imports

September 7, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has announced its determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, India, Korea, Russia, and the U.K., which the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are...

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United Performance Metals welcomes two new staff members

September 7, 2016

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a distributor of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys, has announced the addition of two new staff members.Joe Angelillo has joined the inside sales team as account manager. Madison Mutlu has joined the marketing...

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Smarter Alloys receives $1.1 million to fast-track the cars of the future

September 6, 2016

Smarter Alloys™ will receive up to $1.1 million from the government of Canada to develop advanced alloys for the automotive industry under the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP). The funding allows Smarter Alloys to apply its Multiple Memory Material™ technology to produce smart and...

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Alliance Steel adds stretcher leveler

September 1, 2016

Alliance Steel has added a new stretcher leveler to its coil processing equipment. The 72- by 240-in. line for 0.375-in.-thick material is located in Bedford Park, Ill., at the company’s main campus. “We are very excited to offer our customers laser-flat, stress-relieved material,” said Drew...

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Chicago Tube and Iron hires regional VP

August 31, 2016

Chicago Tube and Iron, Romeoville, Ill., has named Joseph Baucom as regional vice president. Working from the company’s Charlotte, N.C., operation, Baucom has 33 years of industry...

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Pacesetter Steel Service CEO named Mid-Market Rising Star

August 30, 2016

Aviva Leebow Wolmer, CEO of Pacesetter Steel Service Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is the recipient of the 2016 CEO Connection® Mid-Market Rising Star Award.Wolmer was responsible for creating Pacesetter University before transitioning first to vice president for people and subsequently executive vice...

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NCCA launches blog for coil coating, prepaint industry

August 18, 2016

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has launched a blog, Coat Notes, at www.nccacoatnotes.com. The blog is designed to provide information on the changing needs of the coil coating (prepainted metals) industry, offer educational resources, increase awareness of the coil...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires new inside sales rep

August 17, 2016

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, has hired Michelle Roberts as inside sales representative. Roberts joined the company a year ago as part of the office...

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