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Beckwood Press Co. names customer service manager

February 7, 2006

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has appointed Marc Lloyd as customer service manager.Lloyd focuses on customer satisfaction and uses customer feedback to improve the press manufacturing process. He is...

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DoALL names service, support manager

February 7, 2006

DoALL Sawing Products, Des Plaines, Ill., has named Darren Garbutt to the recently created position of North American manager of service and support.Garbutt supports sawing product sales with product...

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Praxair acquires Constar LLC

February 7, 2006

Praxair Distribution Inc., Danbury, Conn., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired the packaged gas business and facilities of Constar LLC, Norcross, Ga., and its affiliates, Airstar Carolina,...

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Norcross acquires Fibre-Metal Products capital stock

February 7, 2006

Norcross Safety Products LLC, Oak Brook, Ill., has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Fibre-Metal Products Co., Concordville, Pa., a privately held designer and manufacturer of head...

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AK Steel to build large-diameter tube mill

February 7, 2006

AK Steel, Middletown, Ohio, has invested $8.5 million at its wholly owned subsidiary, AK Tube LLC, to produce large-diameter stainless tubing that will assist heavy-truck manufacturers in meeting new...

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Universal Tube opens division company

February 7, 2006

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, Perrysburg, Ohio, has announced the opening of another division company, Universal Controls Group USA, which specializes in mill control systems.Universal Controls...

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Team Metal Fabricators updates Web site

February 7, 2006

Team Metal Fabricators, Addison, Ill., has updated its Web site, www.teammetalfabricators.com, to promote its custom fabrication services.The site features the company's products and services,...

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GM announces new actions

February 7, 2006

General Motors Corp. today announced new actions to support its ongoing turnaround plan, particularly in its North American business, to reduce costs and business risks, and to further enhance its...

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AK Steel announces price increase for zinc coating extras

February 7, 2006

AK Steel said today that it will increase prices for zinc coatings by 70 percent, effective with shipments on April 1, 2006. The premium is being added to the company's current pricing extras for all...

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Ryerson to sell oil, gas assets

February 6, 2006

Ryerson Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell certain assets related to its U.S. oil and gas, tubular alloy, and bar alloy businesses to Energy Alloys, LLC, a Texas...

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CITAC cheers Byrd Amendment repeal by Congress

February 2, 2006

In a statement released Feb. 1, the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) cheered Congress approving the repeal of the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act, commonly known as the...

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Manufacturing productivity up; overall productivity down

February 2, 2006

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor today reported preliminary productivity data—as measured by output per hour of all persons—for the fourth quarter and for the...

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New study shows no link between welding and Parkinson's

February 2, 2006

The Welding Information Center today announced that a new epidemiological study published in the February 2006 issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicineconcluded that no link exists between...

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USW blasts State of the Union address

February 1, 2006

The United Steelworkers (USW) assailed President Bush's January 31 State of the Union speech as "an exercise in Alice in Wonderland rhetoric.""If everything's going so great, why are millions of...

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ArvinMeritor appoints vice president/treasurer

February 1, 2006

ArvinMeritor, Inc. has appointed Mary Lehmann as vice president and treasurer. Lehmann also will serve as a company officer.In her new position, Lehmann is responsible for the company's global capital...

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