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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IPSCO to construct OCTG heat-treat facility in Arkansas

January 23, 2007

Steel and pipe producer IPSCO Inc. today announced the construction of an oil country tubular goods (OCTG) heat treat-facility adjacent to its Blytheville, Arkansas pipe mill.The new facility will...

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Nucor announces Trinidad facility start-up

January 17, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that the heat-up of its direct reduced iron (DRI) facility, Nu-Iron Unlimited, commenced on Dec. 5, 2006, followed by the start-up of DRI production on Dec. 30, 2006. The...

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HRB spot steel prices begin year mixed

January 11, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Jan. 8 fell 1.0 percent to $578 per ton, FOB the mill for the 11th drop in a row. The world export HRB price was up...

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Ferrous Metal Processing adds hydrogen anneal capabilities

January 9, 2007

Ferrous Metal Processing's recent addition of Ebner hydrogen anneal capabilities complements the toll processor's existing 66 in., four-high, combination cold-rolled reversing mill and allows the...

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Structural steel industry expands Florida operations

January 9, 2007

To support a growing Florida construction market, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has expanded its marketing and technical support efforts throughout the state by adding staff in...

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Wall Colmonoy appoints Alloy Products Group Asian business manager

January 9, 2007

Wall Colmonoy Corp. has appointed Lydia Lee as Asian business manager for its Alloy Products Group, based at its corporate offices in Madison Heights, Mich. In this role, Lee concentrates on expanding...

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U.S. Steel names general manager, Mon Valley Works

January 9, 2007

United States Steel Corp. today announced that Anton Lukac has been named general manager of Mon Valley Works, effective immediately.In his new position, Lukac is responsible for all U.S. Steel...

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Precision Strip president retires

January 9, 2007

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has announced that Tom Compton, president of its wholly-owned subsidiary Precision Strip Inc., has retired, effective Dec. 31, 2006. Joe Wolf, vice president of...

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Nucor to purchase Harris Steel Group

January 2, 2007

Nucor Corp. announced that it has agreed to make a tender offer for all of the shares of Harris Steel Group Inc. at C$46.25 per share. This tender offer will remain open for a minimum of 35 calendar...

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Automotive companies applaud ITC decision

December 14, 2006

The six largest automobile companies with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. applauded today's decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to revoke anti-dumping and countervailing...

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HFOT home built at METALCON

December 12, 2006

Organizers of METALCON Intl. donated a new steel-framed home to U.S. Army SSG Paul Russell "Russ" Marek and his family at the show last fall.The three-bedroom, ADA-compliant structure was built inside...

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Stainless Sales appoints sales manager

December 12, 2006

Stainless Sales Corp., Chicago, has named Dennis Spitz as sales manager. Spitz is responsible for organizing and coordinating all sales throughout the U.S.Spitz has a bachelor's degree in management...

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ISRI releases anti-scrap-theft recommendations

December 12, 2006

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' (ISRI) Scrap Theft Task Force has released a list of recommendations titled "Recommended Practices and Procedures for Minimizing the Risks of Purchasing...

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Structural steel industry projects continued growth in 2007

December 11, 2006

Demand for structural steel on construction projects in the U.S. will continue to grow in 2007, according to industry forecasts. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) projects a growth...

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U.S. Steel executives to retire in February

December 7, 2006

United States Steel Corporation Chairman and CEO John P. Surma has announced that Dan D. Sandman has elected to retire in February 2007 as the company's vice chairman and chief legal and...

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