Metals/Materials News

The metals/materials technology area has information on the most commonly used materials in metal fabrication ̶ carbon steels; stainless steels; high-strength, low-alloy steels (HSLAs); and the 6000 series aluminum ̶ and those that aren't as common, such as the red metals, refractory metals, titanium, and magnesium.

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NCI Building Systems completes acquisition of Centria

January 20, 2015

NCI Building Systems Inc., Houston, has acquired Centria, a provider of architectural insulated metal panel wall and roof systems and coil coating services. NCI Building Systems is an integrated manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry. The firm comprises a family...

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Outlook positive for prefabricated metal building industry

January 20, 2015

2015 has begun with all indication of continuation and expansion of the previous year’s booming construction growth. U.S construction starts are predicted to rise by 9 percent, an increase in the 2014 prediction of 5 percent according to the 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook. With construction...

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Aerodyne Alloys names material sourcing specialist

January 20, 2015

South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys has appointed John Nathan as material sourcing specialist. He is responsible for sourcing unique items to existing accounts in addition to developing new business opportunities. Nathan has 19 years of sales experience in high-temperature metals...

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Drexel Metals appoints national architectural manager

January 16, 2015

Louisville, Ky.-based Drexel Metals has promoted Geoff Elliott to the newly created position of national architectural manager. In this position, he develops relationships with the architectural community, roofing consultants, large contracting firms, and the company’s DM-ARM authorized...

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Metro Alloys achieves ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence

January 15, 2015

East Point, Ga.-based Metro Alloys Inc., a buyer, processor, and broker of industrial scrap metals, has announced its inclusion in the Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) Circle of Safety Excellence™, an industrywide initiative focused on improving operational safety for recycling businesses....

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Aleris attains qualification to supply Airbus from China

January 14, 2015

Cleveland-based Aleris has announced that its new rolling mill in Zhenjiang, China, has attained qualification to supply aluminum aerospace plate to Airbus. Aleris' facility in Koblenz, Germany, has supplied aluminum aerospace plate to Airbus for decades. Aleris Zhenjiang, which opened in early...

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HRB prices: Down throughout the world

January 14, 2015

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for January 12 declined 1.6 percent to $494 per ton for the sixth consecutive time. The U.S. HRB spot price fell 2.0 percent to $670 per metric ton for the fourth consecutive time. The Chinese HRB price fell 3.2 percent to #392 per ton for...

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Platts accepting nominations for 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards

January 13, 2015

Platts, a London-based global provider of metals, energy, petrochemical, and agriculture information, has announced it is accepting nominations through March 4, 2015, for the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards. The awards recognize companies and individuals that demonstrate best-of-class vision;...

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ALMMII to open Detroit innovation acceleration center Jan. 15

January 12, 2015

ALMMII, the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, will hold a grand opening at its innovation acceleration center at 1400 Rosa Parks Blvd. in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The 100,000-sq.-ft. facility is part of a national network of research...

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Mill Steel president named Service Center Executive of the Year

January 8, 2015

Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has announced that David Samrick, president and CEO, has been recognized as Service Center Executive of the Year by Metal Center News. The company, a flat-rolled steel supplier, marked its 55th year in business in 2014....

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemens launch joint venture

January 7, 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), Tokyo, and Siemens AG, Berlin and Munich, have launched a joint venture in the metallurgical industry. The new company, Primetals Technologies Ltd. in London, is a globally operating provider of products and services for the iron, steel, and aluminum...

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Stainless tube imports surging from China and Korea

January 6, 2015

Imports of seamless stainless steel tube from China and Korea are surging into the U.S. market, according to the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC). "Imports from China through October 2014 have doubled over the same period last year based on U.S. government official...

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All Metals acquired by Logic Ventures LLC

January 5, 2015

All Metals Service & Warehousing and All Metals Transportation and Logistics, an independent toll processer and end-to-end logistics provider in Cartersville, Ga., has been acquired by Logic Ventures LLC. The acquisition comes as a result of the longstanding relationship between Logic Ventures...

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Rolled Alloys expands capabilities

January 5, 2015

Rolled Alloys, a supplier of stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, has announced the expansion of capabilities at its 66,000-sq.-ft. service center in Cincinnati. The company has added a TRUMPF® TruLaser 1030 laser machine to its selection of equipment. The new machine can cut...

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Direct Metals hires new inside sales representative

January 2, 2015

Direct Metals, Kennesaw, Ga., an international steel service center providing perforated metal, bar grating, expanded metal, safety grating, architectural metals, handrail components, and wire mesh products, has hired Ryan Garner as inside sales representative. Garner previously worked for CED...

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