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ISSF offers Internet steel course

November 7, 2006

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), Washington, D.C., has made available the Stainless Steel Specialist Course, a university-level e-course offered through Specialty Steel Industry of...

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Arcelor Mittal expects steel prices to stabilize

November 6, 2006

Rueters has reported that Arcelor Mittal expects steel prices to stabilize as global output decelerates, especially in China, management board member Roland Junck said in a results conference call...

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Nucor acquires Verco Mfg. Co. assets

November 3, 2006

Nucor Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Verco Decking Inc., has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Verco Manufacturing Co. for a cash purchase price of...

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Metal formers expect downturn during next three months

October 30, 2006

Metal forming companies expect a downturn in business conditions during the next three months, according to the Oct. 1, 2006 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report....

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Timken expands manufacturing presence in India

October 30, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced plans to build a new bearing manufacturing facility in India. The plant, which will be located in Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, will produce a range of...

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U.S. economic growth slows, but outlook good for some sectors

October 27, 2006

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) today announced that the gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 1.6 percent annual rate in the third quarter, down from 2.6 in the second quarter, below the 2.1...

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Lincoln Electric, 3M to hold safety workshop at FABTECH/AWS show

October 26, 2006

The Lincoln Electric Co. and 3M Welding are sponsoring a safety seminar at the 2006 FABTECH International/AWS Welding Show in Atlanta. The free workshop, Best Practices for Welding Safely in Today's...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh to acquire CSN North American assets

October 25, 2006

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Corp. and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), a global steel producer with operations in Latin America, North America, and Europe, today announced that they have entered into a...

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Prima North America expands facility

October 23, 2006

Prima North America Inc. recently completed a 20,000-sq.-ft.-expansion at its Manufacturing and Technology Center in Chicopee, Mass. This location also is the site of the company's headquarters.The...

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IPSCO, NS Group announce waiting-period expiration

October 18, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group Inc. have announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the proposed merger of...

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PMA urges ITC to revoke corrosion-resistant steel duties

October 17, 2006

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) President William E. Gaskin today strongly urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to revoke duties on corrosion-resistant steel because "protecting a...

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TPJSymposium scheduled for March

October 17, 2006

The Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA), and its flagship magazine, TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®, announce their upcomingTPJSymposium, to be held March 14-16, 2007, at Disney's...

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Praxair acquires Hobart Industrial Gases

October 17, 2006

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired Hobart Industrial Gases of Fort Wayne, Ind. Since 1956, Hobart Industrial Gases has supplied packaged industrial, medical, and...

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Timken to exit seamless steel tube manufacturing in England

October 12, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced its intention to exit its European seamless steel tube manufacturing operations located in Desford, England, as part of its strategy to manage its business portfolio to...

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U.S. HRB price-drop slows; Western Europe price plummets

October 11, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price fell $5 to $650 per ton, FOB the mill for the fifth decline in a row. This drop was moderate compared to the $20 per ton...

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