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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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Macsteel Service Centers USA announces expansion

April 17, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., owned by the global steel company Macsteel Holdings of South Africa, has announced that it is constructing a $10 million metals manufacturing and distribution...

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FMA/TPA announce 2005 Safety Award winners

April 17, 2006

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® have announced the 2005 Safety Award winners. The following member companies have achieved...

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Ford to idle assembly plants in Minnesota and Virginia

April 13, 2006

Ford Motor Co. today announced that its Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minn., and the Norfolk Assembly Plant in Virginia will be idled in 2008 as part of the company's Way Forward plan to...

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AK Tube selects Ohio for $8.5 million expansion project

April 13, 2006

AK Steel has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AK Tube LLC, has selected its Walbridge, Ohio, plant for a previously announced $8.5 million capital investment to increase production...

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Steel Dynamics completes Roanoke Electric Steel acquisition

April 12, 2006

Today Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. The transaction closed on April 11, 2006, immediately following approval...

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AK Steel to expand electrical steel production capacity

April 12, 2006

AK Steel said today that its board of directors has approved a capital investment of $14 million for the second phase of a project to increase production capacity for high quality, grain-oriented...

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Praxair announces new staff appointments

April 11, 2006

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has made several new appointments to its staff. Bob Phillips is Northeast U.S. division general manager; Randy Brittingham is vice president and general manager, U.S.;...

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Messe Dsseldorf to co-organize Brazilian show

April 11, 2006

Messe Dsseldorf, organizer of international trade fairs for the wire, cable, and tube and pipe industries, has become the co-organizer of TUBOTECH 2007, an international tube, fittings, pipes,...

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IPSCO invests in plate and pipe upgrades

April 11, 2006

IPSCO Inc., Lisle, Ill., as part of its planned capital expenditures for 2006, has approved the $17.7 million expenditure for the installation of a vacuum degasser at its Montpelier, Iowa, steelworks...

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Troy Tube named supplier of the year

April 11, 2006

Detroit Diesel Corp., Detroit, has named Troy Tube & Mfg. Co., Chesterfield, Mich., as its 2005 supplier of the year.Troy Tube has been in business since 1978 and services high, low, and medium...

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MC Machinery Systems Canada opens new facility

April 11, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Canada Inc. has opened a new technology center in Richmond Hill, Ont.The facility showcases technology from Mitsubishi EDM, Mitsubishi Laser, Roku-Roku vertical machining centers,...

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