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Tregaskiss, BDI enter joint venture, form new company

September 12, 2006

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has entered a joint venture with Browne Distribution Intl. LLC (BDI), forming Tregaskiss Intl.Tregaskiss Intl. is responsible for the growth and support of...

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Hypertherm director earns DFMA supporter award

September 12, 2006

Dr. Mike Shipulski, director of engineering at Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has been given the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) award as distinguished supporter of 2006.DFMA is a program...

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Timken invests in induction heat-treat line

September 12, 2006

The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, plans to invest $5 million in a new induction heat-treat line at its steel plant in Canton that will increase capacity on heat-treated steel bars and tubing.The new line...

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Tube, pipe trade fair sees increased attendance

September 12, 2006

Tube 2006, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, held in Dsseldorf, Germany, attracted 28,600 attendees, an increase of 7.5 percent compared with the previous event held in 2004.The visitors came...

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AK Steel announces new tubing line startup

September 12, 2006

AK Steel has announced the startup of a new large diameter stainless steel tubing line at the Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, its wholly-owned subsidiary. Installation of the resistance-weld...

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AK Steel announces Oct. electrical, stainless steel surcharges

September 12, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $290 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in October 2006. October 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel...

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Metals USA announces Building Products Group executive change

September 12, 2006

Metals USA Holdings Corp., Houston, has announced that the president of its Building Products Group, Gerard Papazian, has left the company to pursue other opportunities.Lourenco Goncalves, chairman,...

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Nucor to purchase Verco Mfg. Co. assets

September 12, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Verco Manufacturing Co. for a cash purchase price of approximately $180 million,...

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Michigan Seamless Tube names vice president of sales

September 12, 2006

Michigan Seamless Tube, South Lyon, Mich., has promoted David Ehlers to vice president of sales.Ehlers has 30 years' experience in the metal industry. He spent many years with Marmon/Keystone Corp.,...

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IPSCO to acquire NS Group

September 11, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group, Inc. jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which IPSCO will acquire NS Group, a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield...

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Ryerson to establish joint venture in China

September 11, 2006

Ryerson Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Van Shung Chong Holdings Limited ("VSC"), a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company, and its subsidiary, CAMP BVI, to form a...

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Schuler AG appoints chairman, board of management

September 8, 2006

Schuler AG's supervisory board has appointed Jrgen Tonn as chairman of the board of management, effective October 1, 2006.In his last position, Tonn was president and CEO of DS Technologie GmbH in...

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Castrip LLC names new president

September 7, 2006

Castrip LLC, Charlotte, N.C., has announced that Frank M. Fisher, Jr. has joined the company as its new president. Formerly vice president of sales-North America and Europe at Magneco/Metrel, Inc. in...

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New study describes impact of domestic auto part content

August 31, 2006

The Level Field Institute today issued its first report on the U.S. automotive parts industry and how differences in "domestic content" among automakers affect the U.S. economy and jobs.Level Field...

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GDP growth slowed in second quarter

August 30, 2006

Real gross domestic product—the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the U.S.—increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter of 2006,...

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