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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U.S. Steel to acquire Lone Star Technologies

March 29, 2007

United States Steel Corp. and Lone Star Technologies Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which U. S. Steel will acquire Lone Star, a manufacturer of welded...

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HRB spot steel price rise continues mixed

March 28, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for March 26 rose 1.8 percent to $622 per ton, FOB the mill for the fourth consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel announces raw materials surcharge

March 21, 2007

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has announced that, effective April 1, 2007, it will institute a $53 per ton raw materials surcharge on orders scheduled for April shipment."The continued volatility of...

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HRB spot steel price rise mixed

March 14, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for March 12 rose 2.4 percent to $611 per ton, FOB the mill for the third consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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Structural steel continues to gain parking market share

March 13, 2007

Structural steel framing use on parking garage projects continued its rise in 2006, according to industry research. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) reported a 3 percent increase in...

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Aluminum Association, Instituto del Aluminio sign statistics agreement

March 13, 2007

Leaders from the U.S. and Mexican national aluminum associations signed a memorandum of understanding clearing the way for a joint statistics program and the first North American aluminum demand...

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Denman & Davis expands sales territories

March 13, 2007

Denman & Davis, a Clifton, N.J.-based steel service center, has expanded the territory of two sales representatives, Paul Chorne and Jim Kelly.Chorne, who joined the company in 2004 and is based in...

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ISRI Convention celebrates 20 years

March 13, 2007

"Momentum" is the theme for the 2007 ISRI Convention and Exposition, the scrap recycling industry's biggest exhibits and networking event of the year. ISRI will celebrate its 20th annual convention...

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NLMK-Duferco, Esmark to Acquire Winner Steel

March 13, 2007

Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) and Duferco Group have announced that Duferco U.S. Investment Corp. and Esmark have formed a consortium to purchase the assets of Winner Steel, based in Pennsylvania....

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Kobe Steel's U.S. aluminum forging unit to increase production

March 13, 2007

Kobe Steel Ltd. has announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, LLC (KAAP), will further increase production of aluminum forgings to meet the growing U.S. market for...

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Fortunenames Alcan most admired metals company

March 8, 2007

Alcan has been named the industry champion for metals on Fortune Magazine's "America's Most Admired Companies" list in 2007, and is the only Canadian company to be included on the rankings. In terms...

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HRB spot steel prices move up dramatically

February 28, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 26 jumped 2.9 percent to $597 per ton, FOB the mill for the second consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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Rolled Alloys opens new facility in China

February 27, 2007

Rolled Alloys has announced the opening of Rolled Alloys (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., which includes a new warehousing and processing facility in the Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, Peoples Republic...

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AK Steel to move corporate headquarters

February 21, 2007

AK Steel Corp. has announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters into a new, technology-ready building totaling 136,000 square feet currently under construction at Centre Pointe in Union...

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Dofasco integration with Arcelor-Mittal to proceed

February 21, 2007

Dofasco President and CEO Jacques Chabanier has announced that since that the U.S. Department of Justice has required Arcelor-Mittal to divest its Sparrows Point facility, Dofasco's integration with...

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