Metals/Materials

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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Fine Tubes appoints agent in Kuwait

April 28, 2014

Fine Tubes, a Plymouth, U.K.-based manufacturer and distributor of precision tubes for critical applications, has appointed Bait Al-Aseel, a contractor serving the power and energy industries in Kuwait, to act as its agent there. The decision forms part of Fine Tubes’ strategic plan to secure...

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MSCI, Basic Metals host senator for plant tour, policy discussion

April 28, 2014

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) recently hosted Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., for a plant tour at Basic Metals, Germantown, Wis., and discussion of the economy and the metals service industry’s policy agenda. “We discussed the importance of comprehensive tax...

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U.S. finds Mexico, Turkey rebar steel imports dumped

April 24, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW), Pittsburgh, has affirmed the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce that rebar steel imports from Mexico and Turkey are unfairly being dumped into the U.S. market, threatening the jobs of U.S. workers. USW International President Leo W. Gerard...

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Steel Technologies to acquire Stripco

April 23, 2014

Steel processor Steel Technologies LLC, Louisville, Ky., has agreed to purchase Stripco LLC, Stripco Sales Co. LLC, and Stripco Express Inc., collectively called Stripco. The transaction has received governmental approval and is expected to close in early May. Stripco Mishawaka, Ind., is a...

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Goodfellow establishes wholly foreign-owned enterprise in China

April 23, 2014

Coraopolis, Pa.-based Goodfellow Corp., a supplier of metals, ceramics, and polymers to research and industrial markets, has transformed its Chinese business activities from a representative office in Shanghai to a wholly foreign-owned enterprise. The new trading company is located in larger...

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Madsen Wire Products launches website

April 17, 2014

Noble Wire Products Inc. doing business as Madsen Wire Products in Orland, Ind., has announced the launch of its new website at www.madsenwire.com. Visitors can view the company’s wire products and services. Menu navigation allows quick access to service...

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Hip, hip, away ...

April 16, 2014

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Metal-on-metal hips seemed like a good idea, in theory. In reality, some have become an implant patient’s worst nightmare.

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Highlander Partners acquires Profile Extrusion’s Georgia extrusion operations

April 16, 2014

Dallas-based private investment firm Highlander Partners LP has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Co. located in Rome, Ga. The company continues to operate from the Georgia location under the name of Profile Custom Extrusions LLC (PCE) with the same management team....

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Future Metals opens Ohio service center

April 16, 2014

Future Metals, a metals distributor to the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry, has opened its ninth metals service center. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the 28,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is a satellite location of the company’s larger Tamarac, Fla., sales office and warehouse. The Dayton...

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JMC Steel Group announces plant modernization project for Wheatland Tube location

April 15, 2014

Continuous-weld pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, has launched a revitalization program for its Wheatland, Pa., plant. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint, and automating many processes in the facility. The $35 million...

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Valmont Coatings Division receives two awards for galvanizing

April 14, 2014

Valmont Industries Inc., Omaha, Neb., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, has announced that its Coatings Division has received two Awards for Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing from the American Galvanizers...

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Texas Iron and Metal announces new metal supply in Houston

April 14, 2014

Texas Iron and Metal, a Houston-based provider of stainless steel products, now carries 23 types of products. In addition to pipes for plumbing, oil and gas transportation, and manufacturing and construction projects, the company offers rectangular and square tubing that can be purchased according...

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Vallourec receives ASME certificate for ferritic steel grade

April 7, 2014

Vallourec, located in Düsseldorf, Germany, has received an ASME certificate for its new VM12-SHC ferritic steel grade. The product extends the company’s selection of ferritic seamless steel tubes for power plants. Tubes made from this grade can be used for carrying extremely corrosive steam...

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Uncertainty continues in metal pricing

April 5, 2014

Editor’s Note: This information is provided by the staff at MetalPrices.com. The steel and ferrous scrap markets are headed into uncertain times in the second quarter, while nonferrous markets are feeling the effects of the harsh winter and worldwide geo-political events. Steel Much of...

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Direct Metals provides architectural mesh for Statue of Liberty Welcome Center

April 4, 2014

Direct Metals, Kennesaw, Ga., has supplied 3,280 sq. ft. of bronze wire architectural mesh to the new Statue of Liberty Welcome Center. The bronze wire mesh was used for the insert panels placed beneath the railings surrounding the exhibits and in the stairways. The restoration project took one...

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