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HRB spot steel prices continue to rise

February 14, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the western European hot-rolled band (HRB) price for Feb. 11 erupted 8.0 percent to $770 per ton,, ex-works, after slipping two weeks ago (on a Euro basis, it...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces agreement to acquire Century Steel

February 13, 2008

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that Pacific Coast Steel(PCS), a majority owned Gerdau Ameristeel joint venture, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the assets of Century Steel,...

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Avon Engineering names vice president for coil packaging systems

February 12, 2008

Avon Engineering Ltd., Waterdown, Ont., a division of Bushman Equipment Inc., has named Steve Baker as vice president for coil packaging systems.Baker focuses on expanding Avon's market share of...

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Serapid announces sales staff addition

February 12, 2008

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., recently added Geoffrey James to its industrial sales division.The company manufactures equipment movement technology for various industrial applications,...

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MG Systems & Welding expands

February 12, 2008

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal cutting machines, has expanded its facilities for the second time in a year.The first addition, completed last summer,...

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Wagner adds quality supervisor

February 12, 2008

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, a manufacturer of handrail fittings and metal products for architectural and industrial applications, recently added Debra A. Emmer as a quality supervisor.Emmer is...

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CMW appoints welding accounts manager

February 12, 2008

CMW Inc., Indianapolis, a manufacturer of highly engineered metal alloys and composites, has appointed Jeffrey L. Schemel as major account manager in its resistance welding business unit.Schemel's...

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Rexcon Controls and Automation opens facility in Alabama

February 12, 2008

Rexcon Controls and Automation, Harrison Township, Mich., a division of Electrex Co. Inc., has opened a facility in Irondale, Ala.Rexcon Controls and Automation's services include CAD automated system...

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II-VI Inc. acquires majority interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH

February 12, 2008

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, Pa., has acquired a 74.9-percent equity interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH, Germany.II-VI Inc. manufactures crystal-growth technology products for various industrial...

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Arc-Zone.com names director of operations

February 12, 2008

Arc-Zone.com® Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., has named Scott Reiman as director of operations.Reiman has more than 10 years of experience in accounting, sales, and customer service management. Before...

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ICR opens robotics education institute

February 12, 2008

Industrial Control Repair Inc. (ICR), Warren, Mich., a provider of industrial electronic and mechanical repair services, has opened its Learning Institute for students seeking careers in robotics. The...

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Warren Steel Holdings completes vacuum tank degasser

February 12, 2008

Warren Steel Holdings, Warren, Ohio, announced that it completed the hot commissioning of its vacuum tank degasser and related systems.The system is fully operational, and the company has begun...

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Schuler announces sales, management appointments

February 12, 2008

Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., has promoted Andreas Kinzyk to director of metal forming systems sales, appointed Andrew Osborn as director of metal forming systems product management, and named Rainer...

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Beckwood builds press for Orange County Choppers, expands product line

February 12, 2008

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, recently built a deep-draw press for Orange County Choppers and designed a new hydraulic press.The company manufactures four-post, two-post, SSE (straight-side...

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American Trim, DuPont CoatingSolutions collaborate on coating technology

February 12, 2008

American Trim, Lima, Ohio, has acquired a physical vapor deposition (PVD) chamber designed to allow processing of a chromelike finish without the use of hexavalent chrome and electroplating.The PVD...

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