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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Greer Steel honors Mittal

July 10, 2007

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, has named Mittal Steel USA as its 2006 supplier of the year. Greer selected Mittal's Riverdale, Ill., and Cleveland facilities for providing high-quality materials and...

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Greer Steel names executive VP

June 27, 2007

Dover, Ohio-based Greer Steel has named James Harpster as executive vice president.Greer CEO and President, John Raese, made the announcement, stating, "Jim will be the cornerstone of our management...

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Nucor to acquire Magnatrax Corp.

June 25, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into a merger agreement pursuant to which Nucor will acquire Magnatrax Corp., via the merger of Magnatrax with a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor, for a...

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Spot steel prices continue mostly down

June 14, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for June 11 dropped 1.8 percent to $597 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the fourth consecutive drop. The world export...

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Ulbrich opens trading company/service center in Hong Kong

June 12, 2007

Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc., North Haven, Conn., an international supplier of custom rolled strip, foil, flat, and shaped wire products, has opened a trading company/service center...

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American Services Group opens Virginia branches

June 12, 2007

American Services Group, Winchester, Va., a manufacturer and supplier of HVAC and custom sheet metal, has opened branches in Manassas and Harrisonburg, Va. The company maintains a main production...

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Greer names VP of Commercial

June 12, 2007

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, has promoted Charles Maul to vice president of commercial. He is responsible for business expansion and overall sales efforts, including management of the sales team at the...

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MCA Student Design Competition explores environmental themes

June 12, 2007

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Glenview, Ill., has opened registration for its 2007 Student Design Competition. This year's event will focus on how architecture can benefit the...

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Steel prices weak

May 31, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for May 28 slipped 0.8 percent to $608 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the third consecutive drop. The world export HRB...

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Steel prices on the move

May 17, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for May 14 dropped 1.9 percent to $513 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the second consecutive drop. The world export HRB...

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HRB spot steel prices mixed

April 25, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for April 23 dropped 0.8 percent to $625 per metric ton, FOB the mill after five consecutive rises. The world export HRB...

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Mittal Steel USA enters export market

April 24, 2007

Mittal Steel USA has begun to export steel. The company said this is being done to take advantage of the strength of the global market and the resources of Arcelor Mittal Intl., the company's global...

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HRB spot steel domestic prices strong; world export price slips

April 11, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for April 9 rose 1.3 percent to $630 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the fifth consecutive rise. The world export HRB...

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Stainless Sales Corp. announces quality assurance manager

April 10, 2007

Stainless Sales Corp., a Chicago-based stainless steel service center, has appointed Carol Cerwin as quality assurance manager.Cerwin is responsible for maintaining the company's quality management...

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Main Steel Bartlett increases production capabilities

April 10, 2007

Main Steel Polishing, Co., Inc. has announced several changes being made at its Bartlett, Ill., plant. The existing building has undergone renovations to increase the total square footage to 95,000. ...

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