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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Nucor acquires Verco Mfg. Co. assets

November 3, 2006

Nucor Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Verco Decking Inc., has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Verco Manufacturing Co. for a cash purchase price of...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh to acquire CSN North American assets

October 25, 2006

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Corp. and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), a global steel producer with operations in Latin America, North America, and Europe, today announced that they have entered into a...

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IPSCO, NS Group announce waiting-period expiration

October 18, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group Inc. have announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the proposed merger of...

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PMA urges ITC to revoke corrosion-resistant steel duties

October 17, 2006

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) President William E. Gaskin today strongly urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to revoke duties on corrosion-resistant steel because "protecting a...

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U.S. HRB price-drop slows; Western Europe price plummets

October 11, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price fell $5 to $650 per ton, FOB the mill for the fifth decline in a row. This drop was moderate compared to the $20 per ton...

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Greer adds gauges, AGC system

October 10, 2006

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, has recently upgraded its Bliss 30-in. breakdown reversing mill by adding two 12S gamma ray gauges and a 12S automatic gauge control (AGC) system.The addition of the new...

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O'Neal acquires Ferguson Metals

October 10, 2006

O'Neal Steel, Birmingham, Ala., has purchased Ohio-based Ferguson Metals, a supplier and processor of specialty metals and high-temperature alloys.Founded in 1982 as Aerospace Alloys, Ferguson's...

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Ryerson acquires Lancaster Steel

October 5, 2006

Ryerson Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc. has acquired Lancaster Steel Service Co. Inc., a metals service center company based in upstate New York....

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Major automotive companies ask ITC to end steel duties

October 5, 2006

In an unprecedented move underscoring their serious concern over access to competitively priced steel, the six largest automobile companies with manufacturing facilities in the United States today...

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AK Steel announces November electrical, stainless surcharges

October 4, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $190 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in November 2006. November 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel...

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Hot-rolled band prices drop in U.S., world market

September 28, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Sept. 25 fell $20 to $655 per ton, FOB the mill—the largest plunge since SteelBenchmarkerwas launched April 12,...

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Nucor selects Brigham City, Utah for new facility

September 28, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has selected Brigham City, Utah as the location for a new facility to produce metal building systems and components. In May 2006 Nucor announced plans to construct,...

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DuPont develops new process for making titanium

September 27, 2006

DuPont today announced a new process for making high-purity titanium metal powder that it said could reduce cost and substantially boost efficiency in parts manufacturing. Titanium is a strong,...

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AK Steel's Rockport Works receives Senate Productivity Award

September 15, 2006

AK Steel has announced that its Rockport, Indiana Works is the winner of the United States Senate Productivity Award, sponsored by U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, the Indiana Manufacturers...

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Hot-rolled band prices down in U.S., world market; up in China

September 13, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for Sept. 11 declined $9 per ton to $545 per ton versus the Aug. 28 report. The U.S. HRB spot price fell $5 to $675...

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