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Gatto Industrial Platers adds zinc-nickel plating line

January 9, 2017

Chicago-based Gatto Industrial Platers Inc., a provider of zinc and zinc-nickel plating and aluminum chromating for the automotive, agricultural, electrical, and railroad industries, has installed a new, larger zinc-nickel plating line. The line enables the company to plate both large parts and...

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United Performance Metals launches new website

January 6, 2017

Specialty metals distributor United Performance Metals (UPM), Cincinnati, has launched a newly redesigned website at www.upmet.com. The site incorporates many new materials, new processing capabilities, and additional geographic locations. These updates are the result of the company's recent...

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MSCI applauds Trump’s trade team

January 4, 2017

M. Robert Weidner III, president/CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has issued the following statement on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s selection of Robert Lighthizer to be U.S. Trade Representative, Peter Navarro to direct the National Trade Council,...

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Bulldog Steel Fabrication names operations manager

December 21, 2016

Bulldog Steel Fabrication (BSF), a supplier of steel fabricated parts and components in Madison, Ga., has promoted Loni Johnson to operations and finance manager. Johnson joined the company in 2012, holding several positions that helped to govern the administrative and financial...

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BuildSteel launches educational website for users of cold-formed steel framing

December 21, 2016

Pittsburgh-based BuildSteel, a new collaboration of steel and construction industry organizations formed to educate building professionals on the uses and benefits of cold-formed steel framing, has launched a website at www.buildsteel.org. The website serves as an educational center, continuously...

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Ratner Steel to expand in Indiana

December 20, 2016

Roseville, Minn.-based Ratner Steel Supply Co. has announced plans to double the size of its plant in Portage, Ind., adding 100,000 sq. ft. and hiring up to 37 more employees by 2019.The firm, which makes carbon sheet for service centers and manufacturers, has been operating at capacity in Portage...

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O’Neal Industries merges four affiliates to form United Performance Metals

December 19, 2016

O’Neal Industries (ONI), Birmingham, Ala., a family-owned group of metals service centers, has announced the merger and operations integration of four affiliates: Aerodyne Alloys, Plus Ten Stainless, United Performance Metals, and Vulcanium Metals Intl. to form United Performance Metals (UPM).As...

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Big River Steel commissions melt shop, hot mill

December 15, 2016

Big River Steel has begun operations in its melt shop and hot mill in Osceola, Ark. These are the third and fourth areas of the mill to be commissioned following the batch anneal facility and temper mill. The first hot-rolled coil was purchased by Zekelman Industries for Atlas Tube, one of the...

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North Shore Steel expands to include plate rolling and press braking capabilities

December 15, 2016

Houston-based steel service center North Shore Steel has acquired the equipment assets of Houston Blow Pipe, a plate processing business also located in Houston.The acquisition includes four press brakes, one of which is a 3,000-ton press brake with a 27.5-ft. bed, as well as several plate rolling...

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New ASTM standard supports use of steel heat-treated by the induction method

December 15, 2016

A new ASTM Intl. standard will help those who both provide and use induction heat treatment to strengthen metals. While guides and specifications already exist to qualify standard heat-treating furnaces, this new standard will be the first generally accepted guide for qualification of induction...

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Tenova Core, Pomini Tenova (USA), and Tenova I2S merge operations

December 15, 2016

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the businesses of Tenova Core Inc., Pomini Tenova Inc. (USA), and Tenova I2S will operate as a single company called Tenova Inc. Thomas Bovalina, current Tenova Core president/CEO, will continue to serve in the same position for the newly formed company. Its product...

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U. S. Steel adjusts hot strip mill operating configuration

December 14, 2016

Pittsburgh-based steel producer United States Steel Corp. has announced it will adjust its hot strip mill operating configuration to support a previously announced asset revitalization process. The company will begin processing slabs on the currently idled hot strip mill at Granite City Works in...

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Zekelman Industries to acquire Western Tube & Conduit

December 7, 2016

Chicago-based Zekelman Industries has entered into a definitive agreement for Wheatland Tube to purchase Western Tube & Conduit Corp., Long Beach, Calif., from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. and other minority shareholders. Western Tube & Conduit is a producer of black and galvanized steel...

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Nucor to acquire Southland Tube

December 6, 2016

Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp. has agreed to acquire Southland Tube, an independent manufacturer of hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing in Birmingham, Ala. Southland employs about 280 people, shipping about 240,000 tons of HSS steel tubing annually. Through the acquisitions of...

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Anco Steel opens warehouse in Indiana

December 6, 2016

Anco Steel, a Naperville, Ill.-based metals service center, has opened a 64,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Hammond, Ind. The new facility distributes carbon long products such as tubing, solid bars, and sheet...

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