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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Gibbs Wire & Steel celebrates one year in Mexico

July 11, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., recently marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of its service center in Queretaro, Mexico. General Manager Carlos Navarro hired a new salesperson to this territory in June to help...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel names California warehouse manager

July 10, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Southington, Conn., has named Dale Porter as the new warehouse manager of its California service center. He has more than 20 years of general management experience, having served as a retail manager at Stater Bros. Markets and as a department manager at Lowe’s Home...

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Leavitt Tube renamed Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube

July 10, 2012

Leavitt Tube Co., Chicago, has been renamed Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube LLC. The change reflects the ownership position of the company, which is 60 percent owned by Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. (MKK) of Japan. The remaining 40 percent of the company is owned by Sumitomo Corp. of America (SOCA),...

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Bridge City Steel adds to sales team

July 10, 2012

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired Daniel Hartman to join its sales team. He is responsible for project management, estimating, lead generation, and key customer accounts. Hartman has an extensive background of steel processing sales with an emphasis on laser...

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Nucor-Yamato Steel to expand hot-rolled sheet piling production

July 9, 2012

Nucor Corp. has announced that Nucor-Yamato Steel Co., a joint venture between Nucor and Yamato Kogyo Co. Ltd., has approved a $115 million plan to expand the production of hot-rolled sheet piling. This project at Nucor's steel mill in Blytheville, Ark., is slated for completion in early 2014. The...

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Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions - TheFabricator.com

Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions

July 9, 2012

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has announced the acquisition of MidAmerica Extrusions of Indianapolis, a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions. The support staff and production team members of MidAmerica Extrusions will join Alexandria Industries, a producer of engineered products, and...

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Bohler-Uddeholm adds edge wire capacity

June 28, 2012

Bohler-Uddeholm Corp., Elgin, Ill., has announced the expansion of the high-speed-steel edge wire capacity at its South Boston, Va., manufacturing facility. This project, scheduled for completion in mid-2013, will more than double the edge wire capacity at the plant. Edge wire is a specialized...

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Industrial Tube & Steel donates tubing for bridge competition

June 26, 2012

Industrial Tube & Steel Corp., Kent, Ohio, donated steel tubing to the University of Akron engineering students at the 2012 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The UA team ranked fifth overall in...

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Direct Metals Co. hires sales representative - TheFabricator.com

Direct Metals Co. hires sales representative

June 26, 2012

Direct Metals Co. LLC, Kennesaw, Ga., a nationwide distributor of specialty metal and fiberglass products, has appointed David Eisenheim to its sales team. As a sales representative, he is responsible for working with customers concerning wire mesh, bar grating, expanded metal, perforated metal,...

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United Performance Metals recognized as Top Workplace

June 24, 2012

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has been named one of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky's Top Workplaces for the second year in a row, according to a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics and Enquirer Media. From 127 companies participating in the program, 75 were selected for the...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel names sales representative - TheFabricator.com

Gibbs Wire & Steel names sales representative

June 14, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel, a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., has announced the addition of Tom Nichols to the sales team. Based in the Chicago area, Nichols is responsible for increasing strip sales within new and existing markets in the Midwest. He...

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AK Tube plant recognized for outstanding safety performance

June 12, 2012

AK Tube LLC's Walbridge, Ohio, plant has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest Ohio Safety Council. The plant...

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Webco opens new plant in Oklahoma

June 12, 2012

Metal tube manufacturer Webco has opened a 210,000-sq.-ft. plant in Sand Springs, Okla. The $55 million facility is dedicated to producing carbon steel tubing. The company employs about 900 people at plants in Oklahoma, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

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Republic Steel adding electric arc furnace to Ohio facility

June 11, 2012

Republic Steel has announced that construction is under way for a new electric arc furnace and related equipment at its Lorain, Ohio, steelmaking facility. The company expects the first heat of steel from the new facility to be tapped during the second quarter of 2013. The expansion is designed to...

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United Performance Metals names western regional branch manager

June 8, 2012

United Performance Metals, a Hamilton, Ohio-based supplier of specialty stainless and high-temperature alloy sheet and coil, has promoted Chris Weber to the position of western regional branch manager. Weber has been working as the western regional manager for almost two years, recently playing an...

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