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HRB spot steel prices move up dramatically

February 28, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 26 jumped 2.9 percent to $597 per ton, FOB the mill for the second consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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Commerce secretary lauds record exports in 2006

February 28, 2007

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez issued a statement Feb. 13 in New Delhi, India, praising American companies and workers for making 2006 a record year in exports."In 2006 American workers...

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Rolled Alloys opens new facility in China

February 27, 2007

Rolled Alloys has announced the opening of Rolled Alloys (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., which includes a new warehousing and processing facility in the Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, Peoples Republic...

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Durable goods orders drop helps spur stock selloff

February 27, 2007

Wall Street stock selling accelerated Tuesday afternoon because of falling markets in China and Europe and a steep decline in durable goods orders.Led by a significant drop in demand for commercial...

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AK Steel to move corporate headquarters

February 21, 2007

AK Steel Corp. has announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters into a new, technology-ready building totaling 136,000 square feet currently under construction at Centre Pointe in Union...

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Dofasco integration with Arcelor-Mittal to proceed

February 21, 2007

Dofasco President and CEO Jacques Chabanier has announced that since that the U.S. Department of Justice has required Arcelor-Mittal to divest its Sparrows Point facility, Dofasco's integration with...

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Metal forming companies expect spike in new orders, shipments

February 19, 2007

Metal forming companies expect a substantial spike in new orders and shipments during the next three months, according to the Feb. 1, 2007, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions...

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Chrysler to cut employees, idle plant, eliminate shifts

February 14, 2007

DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group today announced a three-year Recovery and Transformation Plan that seeks a return to profitability by 2008, while also taking steps to change its business model for...

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HRB spot steel prices surge upward

February 14, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 12 rose 1.6 percent to $580 per ton, FOB the mill for the first time after 12 price drops in a row. The world...

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Air Products to expand production capacity

February 13, 2007

Air Products today announced plans to expand its industrial gas production facilities at both its Ashland, Ky., and Reidsville, N.C., facilities. The expansions are being undertaken to meet market...

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Sciaky opens office in Washington

February 13, 2007

Sciaky, Inc., a manufacturer of Electron Beam welding machines, has opened a new location in Kitsap County, Wash., to service the Northwest U. S.The new facility is located at: 1783 Highway 308, Suite...

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Robot Safety Conference scheduled for March

February 13, 2007

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are cosponsoring the North American Robot Safety Conference in Toronto, Ontario, March 26-28, 2007. Some 175...

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Roll-Kraft installs machinery

February 13, 2007

Roll-Kraft has installed additional CNCs at its headquarters facility in Mentor, Ohio. The addition brings the facility's capacity to 36 CNC machines.The company operates other facilities in...

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Kanban book addresses environment-specific techniques

February 13, 2007

Productivity Press's Custom Kanban—Designing the System to Meet the Needs of Your Environment, by Raymond S. Louis, provides a text intended to help a company develop and implement a correct and...

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Paulo Products adds surface treatment capabilities

February 13, 2007

Paulo Products Co. has added two surface treatments at its St. Louis, Mo., facility.Paulo – St. Louis now has the capability to perform gas nitriding. Gas nitriding is carried out in a sealed...

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