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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Ameristeel begins Jacksonville Mill expansion planning

January 24, 2008

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that it has begun the planning process for a capital project to expand its Jacksonville Steel Mill, located in Baldwin, Florida.The expansion is expected to add...

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Steel coil prices in U.S. surge to 12-month high

January 22, 2008

The Steel Index weekly reference prices for steel coil products in the U.S. have surged to 12-month highs and continue to rise sharply.Prices for steel coil products in the U.S. have hit their highest...

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HRB spot steel prices climb

January 17, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Jan. 14 surged 6.1 percent to $659 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fifth consecutive rise. The world export HRB...

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Diamond Mfg. acquires Stone Perforating

January 15, 2008

Diamond Mfg. Co., Wyoming, Pa., a metal perforator, has acquired Stone Perforating Co., Chicago.The acquisition includes Chicago EDM, a Stone Perforating affiliate.

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Markin Tubin updates Web site

January 15, 2008

Markin Tubing LP, Wyoming, N.Y., has re-engineered its Web site and changed the main URL. The site, at www.markin.com, includes a technical library of tube-related specifications, data, and process...

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Silberline CEO leads aluminum industry delegation to China

January 15, 2008

Lisa Jane Scheller, CEO of Silberline Manufacturing Co. Inc., Tamaqua, Pa., recently led a delegation of aluminum industry representatives to the 2007 China Aluminum Forum in Chengdu, China.A member...

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Greer Steel continues facility upgrades

January 15, 2008

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, recently completed one in a new series of upgrades, installing a 40-ton, top-running Zenar crane to service the company's pickling and primary slitting departments. The...

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Heidtman Steel expands Butler facility

January 15, 2008

Heidtman Steel Products Inc., Toledo, Ohio, is constructing an additional 120,000-sq.-ft. building at its manufacturing operation in the Butler Industrial Corridor in Indiana. The building will house...

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Nucor signs memorandum of understanding for joint venture with Duferco

January 10, 2008

Nucor Corp. has announced that is has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Duferco Group (Lugano, Switzerland) to establish a 50/50 joint venture to produce beams in Italy and distribute...

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HRB spot steel prices mainly up

December 13, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Dec. 10 surged 1.8 percent to $606 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the third consecutive rise. The world export HRB...

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Wall Colmonoy names quality assurance manager for New Mexico facility

December 11, 2007

Wall Colmonoy (WCC), Madison Heights, Mich., has promoted David Amundson to quality assurance manager for its alloy manufacturing facility in Los Lunas, N.M.A certified electronics technician,...

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NanoSteel appoints vice president of sales, marketing

December 11, 2007

The NanoSteel® Company, Providence, R.I., a producer of nanostructured steel alloys for industrial applications, has added Kenneth M. Byrne as vice president of sales and marketing. Based at the...

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U. S. Steel proposes $1 billion capital investment in Clairton Plant

December 5, 2007

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it is considering a $1 billion capital investment program at its Clairton Plant coke making operation near Pittsburgh that will enhance the company's...

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AK Steel increases carbon, stainless steel prices

November 7, 2007

AK Steel has announced that it is increasing spot market prices for its carbon steel products by $30 per ton for all new orders accepted for shipment on Jan. 1, 2008 and later.The company also is...

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METALCON selects 2007 recipient of steel-framed home

November 6, 2007

METALCON International, Newton, Mass., an annual conference and exhibition for the metal construction industry, has selected U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Evan Morgan as the recipient of the METALCON 2007...

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