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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Automotive executive joins NanoSteel board of directors

October 16, 2012

Nanostructured steel material design company The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has appointed automotive industry executive Bob Lutz to its board of directors. Lutz has nearly 50 years of experience as a top executive in the global auto industry. Most recently he was vice chairman of global...

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Rolled Alloys at full operating status in South Carolina

October 10, 2012

Rolled Alloys has announced that its recently opened Richburg, S.C., facility has reached full operating status. The 33,000-sq.-ft. service center contains an inventory of PRODEC® 303, PRODEC 304L, PRODEC 316L, and 17-4 stainless steel barstock. It can process round bar up to 20 in. dia. Rolled...

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TMK IPSCO hosts open house at Houston R&D center

October 9, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer OAO TMK, hosted an open house Oct. 1 at its new R&D center in Houston. During the event, visitors toured several areas of the facility, including the scanning electron microscope (SEM) lab, areas housing mechanical and collapse...

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O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals expands nonferrous sales team

October 9, 2012

O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals, Brighton, Colo., a subsidiary of O'Neal Industries, has hired a new outside salesperson dedicated to selling aluminum and stainless flat-rolled metal products. Jim Brown joins the nonferrous sales team dedicated to serving industries such as transportation, food service,...

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Taber Extrusions adds precision sawing capabilities

October 8, 2012

Taber Extrusions has added two news saws to its Russellville, Ark., facility for precision sawing of rod and bar, standard extruded shapes, and customized aluminum extrusion profiles. With the new band saw and circular saw, the company's cut tolerances are up to ±0.010 in. in length and...

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MSCI launches new website

October 8, 2012

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., a trade organization for the metals industry, recently unveiled a new, enhanced website at www.msci.org. It features a contemporary design and simplified navigation with user-friendly menus and a more powerful search engine....

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Central Steel & Wire hires three territory sales managers

October 1, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co. has announced the hiring of Gary Bigott, Paul Ness, and Tom Reed as territory sales managers. Bigott, who serves the north central Indiana region, joins the company with 30 years of experience in the metals distribution industry. Serving a newly created sales...

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Brandt adds to tube and pipe sales team

October 1, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., Regina, Sask., Canada, has added several staff members to its Brandt Tube & Pipe sales team. Dave MacNeill joins the team as sales manager. He comes to the company from Evraz North America, where he held a number of positions over the past seven years, most...

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Paul Ryan attends town hall meeting hosted by MSCI Cincinnati and Byer Steel

October 1, 2012

The Cincinnati chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Byer Steel, Cincinnati, hosted Congressman Paul Ryan (Wis.), Republican vice presidential candidate, for a town hall meeting as part of its Manufacturing Summit series "Closing the Divide Between Jobs,...

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Accurate Perforating names director of operational excellence - TheFabricator.com

Accurate Perforating names director of operational excellence

September 27, 2012

Accurate Perforating, a manufacturer of custom and standard perforated metals in Chicago, has added Chris Abrey as the new director of operational excellence. He has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace, food manufacturing, and printing industries in roles including...

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Atlas Tube launches hollow structural sections video series

September 27, 2012

Chicago-based Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has announced plans to premiere an ongoing educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS) at SteelDay 2012, Sept. 28, 2012. The videos, entitled "Designing with HSS," feature Brad Fletcher, structural engineer, speaking...

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Synalloy's Metals subsidiaries awarded $10.5 million in fabrication, pipe contracts

September 21, 2012

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a producer and fabricator of stainless steel and carbon pipe and piping systems and producer of specialty chemicals, has announced that its Synalloy Metals subsidiaries have been awarded two international projects. Synalloy Fabrication's Ram-Fab unit, Crossett,...

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Hilco, Environmental Liability Transfer purchase RG Steel mill

September 21, 2012

Joint-venture partners Hilco SP LLC, Northbrook, Ill., and Environmental Liability Transfer Inc. (ELT), an affiliate of Commercial Development Co. Inc. (CDC), have announced their purchase of the former RG Steel mill at Sparrows Point, Md. The mill was idled after RG Steel filed for bankruptcy in...

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Evergreen Pacific Partners takes majority stake in PAC Stainless

September 20, 2012

Evergreen Pacific Partners, a private equity fund in Seattle, has purchased a majority stake in PAC Stainless Ltd., a supplier of stainless steel and specialty alloy instrumentation tubing and fittings. Gary Ohrt, one of the three co-founders of PAC Stainless, retains a significant stake in the...

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Watermill Group acquires Fine Tubes, Superior Tube

September 18, 2012

Private investment firm The Watermill Group, Lexington, Mass., has acquired Fine Tubes Ltd. in Plymouth, U.K., and Superior Tube Co. Inc. in Collegeville, Pa., from Superior Group Inc., a privately owned industrial holding company. Watermill will help the two metal tubing manufacturing companies...

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