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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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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MSCI Manufacturing Summit events scheduled for October

September 13, 2012

The Metals Service Center Institute, Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced two upcoming, chapter-hosted "A Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth" events. Eleven such events are being held around the country in 2012. All Republican and Democrat federal candidates...

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MidWest Materials co-founder Joseph Koppelman dies

September 13, 2012

MidWest Materials chairman and co-founder, Joseph Koppelman, died Sept. 9. From a one-room operation in Cleveland in 1952, Koppelman led MidWest Materials to its 240,000-sq.-ft. steel service center facility in Perry, Ohio. Koppelman's daughter, Noreen Koppelman Goldstein, became president of the...

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Bushwick Metals acquires Tarco Steel

September 7, 2012

Bushwick Metals LLC, Bridgeport, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Tarco Steel Inc. and Metal Fab LLC, a steel service center and fabrication shop in Binghamton, N.Y. The companies will now be known as Tarco Steel, a Division of Bushwick Metals LLC. The service center serves the energy,...

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Metal service center leaders call for change

September 6, 2012

On Aug. 28 the Central States chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) held its 2012 Manufacturing Summit, "Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth," in Oakbrook, Ill. The event was moderated by MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner III and hosted by MSCI chapter President...

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Wise Alloys plans expansion in Alabama

September 4, 2012

Wise Alloys, a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry, plans to spend $59.8 million to expand its cold mill operation in Muscle Shoals, Ala., adding at least 35 new jobs. The expansion will allow the production of more wide can body sheet. The expansion will include a new mill...

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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility - TheFabricator.com

Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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United Performance Metals launches redesigned website

August 28, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has unveiled a redesigned website at www.upmet.com. The new design highlights products and capabilities and access to online quoting and document retrieval. Sheet and coil calculator apps, contest links, and social media updates have been added. United...

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SAF announces CEO succession plan

August 28, 2012

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has announced that John McClatchey, Ph.D., will retire from the position of president Sept. 1. Having served as president since 1988, McClatchey plans to work as CFO for at least another two years and will continue to serve on the board of...

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Greer Steel names VP-commercial

August 27, 2012

Greer Steel, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel in Dover, Ohio, has named David E. Matisko as vice president-commercial. He has more than 25 years of steel industry experience, most recently as general manager of sales at RG Steel. Matisko's career began in 1985 at LTV Steel Co., where he held...

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United Performance Metals' shipping coordinator earns international trade certification - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals' shipping coordinator earns international trade certification

August 22, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that Irina Garrett, shipping coordinator, has become a certified international trade specialist. The certification reflects her core competencies in international trade logistics and compliance operations. United Performance Metals, a...

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