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CAD tech blog introduced

February 13, 2007

Graphics Systems Corp. has announced that it has become the first SolidWorks reseller to offer a CAD tech blog. The tech blog, SolidNotes, is a free online resource available to all visitors.The blog...

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Tregaskiss hires product engineer

February 13, 2007

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has hired Ryan Lizotte as a product engineer reporting to Product Engineering Manager Jeff Wells.Lizotte has a degree in mechanical engineering technology...

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P/A Industries names new president

February 12, 2007

Edward R. Morris has been named president of P/A Industries Inc. North American operations, headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn.Jerome E. Finn, president since 1975, will remain as chairman and...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum names Precision Strip president

February 5, 2007

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has promoted Joe Wolf to president of its wholly-owned subsidiary Precision Strip, Inc. The promotion was effective January 1, following the retirement of President Tom...

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Chicago Roll president/owner dies

February 1, 2007

Chicago Roll Co. has announced that its president and owner, Harry Focht, has died. Focht was in the roll tooling business for more than 38 years.Chicago Roll Co. will continue under the leadership of...

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U.S. HRB spot steel prices down, others up

January 24, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Jan. 22 fell 1.2 percent to $571 per ton, FOB the mill for the 12th drop in a row. The world export HRB price was...

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IPSCO to construct OCTG heat-treat facility in Arkansas

January 23, 2007

Steel and pipe producer IPSCO Inc. today announced the construction of an oil country tubular goods (OCTG) heat treat-facility adjacent to its Blytheville, Arkansas pipe mill.The new facility will...

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Metal formers expect business conditions to improve

January 19, 2007

Metal forming companies expect a substantial improvement in business conditions during the next three months, according to the Jan. 1, 2007, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business...

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Nucor announces Trinidad facility start-up

January 17, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that the heat-up of its direct reduced iron (DRI) facility, Nu-Iron Unlimited, commenced on Dec. 5, 2006, followed by the start-up of DRI production on Dec. 30, 2006. The...

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NAM: Manufacturing poised to outpace overall economy

January 17, 2007

Driven by a 0.7 percent jump in manufacturing output, the Federal Reserve reported today that overall industrial production rose 0.4 percent in December. "After three consecutive monthly declines,...

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HRB spot steel prices begin year mixed

January 11, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Jan. 8 fell 1.0 percent to $578 per ton, FOB the mill for the 11th drop in a row. The world export HRB price was up...

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Littell relocates Michigan facility

January 9, 2007

Littell has relocated its Michigan manufacturing facility to a larger and more modern facility. Located in Troy, Mich., the 40,000-sq.-ft. facility houses operations and customer service.The company...

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December metal forming business conditions outlook favorable

January 9, 2007

Metal forming companies are anticipating a modest improvement in business conditions during the next three months, according to the Dec. 1, 2006 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business...

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AWS releases new resistance welding standards

January 9, 2007

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced that it is releasing two brand-new resistance welding standards. The first, AWS D8.1M:2007, Specification for Automotive Weld Quality—Resistance...

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Cambridge Intl. appoints director, market development

January 9, 2007

Cambridge Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belting and wire cloth products, has announced the appointment of H. J. (Sco) Scofield as director of worldwide market development. In this...

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