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Next-gen biobased lubricants, materials offer performance advantages over petro-based

November 18, 2016

While biobased solutions earned past skepticism, the next generation can offer high value in specialty chemicals, biopolymers, and advanced materials, according to Lux Research.

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Solar Atmospheres CEO receives ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award

November 15, 2016

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., has announced that CEO William R. Jones has received the ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award. The award recognizes leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge, and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries. Jones received the award with the...

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Andes Coil Processors adds slitting line to Dallas facility

November 15, 2016

Andes Coil Processors LLC has added toll processing services to its Dallas facility with the installation of a 60-in. Pro-Eco custom slitting line. Featuring shape-correction capabilities, the line will process materials from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick and master coils up to 72 in. OD and 50,000 lbs....

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Westfield Steel acquires Remington Steel

November 14, 2016

Westfield Steel Inc., Westfield, Ind., has announced the acquisition of Remington Steel, a supplier of steel material and manufactured parts based in Springfield, Ohio. Westfield Steel is a material supplier and processor, providing products and services from basic distribution to light...

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Bracket system speeds column cover installations

November 11, 2016

SAF Metal Fabrication has introduced the Ready Clamp Column Cover Bracket accessory for its metal and ACM column covers. The brackets enable quick installation of the column covers onto rectangular and round structural columns with large or small diameters.The two-part system arrives with the...

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Ampco-Pittsburgh acquires ASW Steel

November 9, 2016

Carnegie, Pa.-based Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp., a producer of forged and cast rolls as well as ingot and open-die forged products, has announced the acquisition of ASW Steel Inc., a specialty steel producer based in Welland, Ont. ASW will be an indirect subsidiary of Union Electric Steel Corp., a...

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Eastern Metal Supply expands fabrication capabilities

November 9, 2016

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), Charlotte, N.C., a distributor of custom and standard aluminum extrusions and sheet products, has announced its investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment to expand its fabrication capabilities. The firm has added an Emmegi Satellite XL 5-axis CNC...

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Medical device manufacturing and the need to adapt

November 9, 2016 | By Vicki Bell

What effect does the evolving nature of materials used for fabricated medical devices have on those who manufacture them? Are shops able to use the same processes and equipment with newer materials?

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Alliance Steel installs stretcher leveler

November 8, 2016

Alliance Steel has installed a Red Bud 72- by 0.400-in. high-efficiency stretcher leveler with a 90,000-lb. coil capacity at its Bedford Park, Ill., facility. Featuring SUREGRIP® technology, the line can achieve a 40-ft. stretch in a cycle time of less than 8 sec. The stretcher is complemented by...

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Banker Steel awarded contract for One Vanderbilt project in NYC

November 2, 2016

Banker Steel, a structural steel fabrication and erection company in Lynchburg, Va., has been awarded the structural steel framing contract for the One Vanderbilt project in New York City. Slated for completion in 2020, One Vanderbilt will be a 1,464-ft.-high, 1.6 million-sq.-ft. building located...

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U. S. Steel to sell U.S. Steel Canada to Bedrock Industries Group

November 2, 2016

U. S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has agreed to proposed terms with Bedrock Industries Group LLC regarding the sale and transition of ownership of U. S. Steel Canada Inc. (USSC) to Bedrock. In 2014 USSC applied for relief from its creditors pursuant to Canada's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act...

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Continuous Colour Coat Ltd. changes name

October 26, 2016

Continuous Colour Coat Ltd., doing business under the tradename Metal Koting, has become Material Sciences Corp.-Toronto. The name change reflects the consolidation of Metal Koting into the Canton, Mich.-based Material Sciences Corp. (MSC) team. Kevin McCallum continues to serve as president. The...

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Wismarq expands with strategic acquisition of Prior Coated Metals

October 25, 2016

Wismarq Industries LLC, a Pittsburgh-based provider of coil coating services for metal products, has acquired the assets of Prior Coated Metals Inc., Allentown, Pa., a producer of prepainted steel and aluminum products. The acquisition increases Wismarq’s gauge range for a variety of applications...

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Nucor chairman/CEO/president elected chairman of World Steel Association board

October 17, 2016

Steel product manufacturer Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that John Ferriola, its chairman/CEO/president, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel). He has served as vice chairman of the worldsteel board, as a member of the...

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Aluminum Extruders Council releases EPDs for extruded component

October 13, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has released a comprehensive, industrywide set of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for aluminum extrusions manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. The EPDs quantify the cradle-to-gate life cycle environmental impacts of aluminum...

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