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Airgas names new regional presidents, acquires Byrne Specialty Gases

May 9, 2006

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has named Dan Tatro as president of Airgas Nor Pac and Doug Jones as his replacement as president of Airgas Intermountain, two of 13 regional distribution companies. It has...

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Weiler adds to staff, facility

May 9, 2006

Weiler Corp. has announced plans to expand its Cresco, Pa.-based facility. The building project encompasses a 25,000-sq.-ft. addition to it offices and a 16,000-sq.-ft. addition to its distribution...

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Automatic Feed, Heinrich Georg form joint company

May 9, 2006

Automatic Feed Co. Inc., Napolean,Ohio, and Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik, Kreutzal, Germany, have formed Georg Automatic Feed (GAF) Ltd., a joint-venture company located in Columbus, Ohio.GAF...

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Strippit appoints laser product specialist

May 9, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has promoted J. Matt Keever to product specialist-lasers.Keever advises and trains customers and sales representatives in the use and application of laser cutting equipment...

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Economic activity in manufacturing grew in April

May 9, 2006

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in April for the 35th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 54th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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Mill Steel recognized as top employer in Western Michigan

May 8, 2006

For the fourth year in a row, Mill Steel Co. has been named one of the 10 Elite Winners of "West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the Michigan Business and Professional...

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AK Steel earns Ford Motor Co. Gold Award

May 5, 2006

AK Steel Corp. received a Gold World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company in a ceremony held in Dearborn, Mich., May 3. The company was one of only two U.S. facilities, and one of only 13 global...

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Bosch receives MERLIN Excellence in Business Award

April 30, 2006

Bosch received the 2006 MERLIN Excellence in Business Award, distributed by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM), for its success and continued innovation in North America....

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AWMI names new executive director

April 27, 2006

The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) has named Carole M. Rogin as its new Executive Director.In making this announcement, AWMI International President Victoria Zanutto noted,...

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U.S. durable goods orders rose 6.1 percent in March

April 26, 2006

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $13.3 billion or 6.1 percent to $230.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This was the fifth increase in the last six months...

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U.S. Steel announces executive appointments

April 26, 2006

United States Steel Corp. today announced that it has appointed Michael A. Fedorenko as general manager-Granite City Works and Douglas R. Matthews as vice president and general director of U.S. Steel...

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Steel recycling in U.S. continues record pace

April 25, 2006

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) announced today that the recycling rate for the world's and the U.S.'s most recycled material—steel—increased to 75.7 percent in the U.S. in 2005. This...

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U.S., Canadian steel, aluminum inventories fell in March

April 24, 2006

Steel and aluminum product inventories at U.S. and Canadian metals service centers fell in March as U.S. shipments of both metals continued their long-term rise, and Canadian aluminum shipments rose...

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Mass layoffs in manufacturing rose in March

April 20, 2006

In March 2006 employers took 1,082 mass layoff actions, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S....

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AK Steel sets May surcharges

April 18, 2006

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $190 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in May 2006. The company also has advised its electrical steel...

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