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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American Piping Products appoints president

April 19, 2016

St. Louis-based tube and pipe distributor American Piping Products has promoted Matt Danis from managing director/CFO to president. He previously served the company as CFO/COO from September 2009 to April 2014. Before joining the firm, Danis was CEO/CFO with WIT Postal Logistics LLC. He has a...

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American Douglas Metals launches website

April 19, 2016

American Douglas Metals (ADM), Orlando, Fla., a provider of metal manufacturing, fabrication, processing, and distribution, has launched a website at americandouglasmetals.com. The site includes a Metals Market shopping feature that allows visitors to view and purchase from an inventory of...

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Mill Steel Co. names president

April 13, 2016

Mill Steel Co., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has appointed Pam Heglund as president. She has 15 years of experience in the industry and has served for five years as vice president of sales and partner. Heglund joined the company in 2000 as an intern...

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AEC recognizes volunteers for outstanding contributions

April 13, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has presented awards to four individuals recognizing their contributions to the council. Lewie Smith, president of Jordan Aluminum Extrusions in Memphis, Tenn., and Bill Rogers, director of metallurgy and process technology for Alcoa’s...

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Precoat Metals names president

April 12, 2016

St. Louis-based Precoat Metals, a unit of Sequa Corp., has appointed Kurt Russell as president. Gerard M. Dombek, who previously held the role of president/CEO, continues to serve as CEO. Russell has been with the company since 2010, previously serving as vice president of manufacturing. Before...

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Rolark Stainless Steel announces retirement of senior sales manager

April 11, 2016

Rolark Stainless Steel Inc., a stainless steel distributor and processor, has announced the retirement of Senior Sales Manager Richard Wargalla effective June 3, 2016. A 30-year employee of the company, Wargalla was a founding partner of the Montreal facility in 1995. The company also has...

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American Galvanizers Association announces 2016 Excellence Award winners

April 7, 2016

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. More than 120 projects were submitted representing the versatility of hot-dip galvanizing. All submissions were judged online by a panel of architects and...

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Constellium inaugurates University Technology Center at Brunel University

April 7, 2016

Amsterdam-based Constellium N.V. has announced the opening of the Constellium University Technology Center (UTC) at Brunel University London, a dedicated center for the design, development, and prototyping of aluminum alloys and automotive structural components. Featuring industrial-size...

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SSAB, LKAB, Vattenfall launch initiative for a CO2-free steel industry in Sweden

April 4, 2016

Swedish companies SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall have announced that they are launching an initiative to solve the CO2 problem in the Swedish steel industry. Together, the companies involved will initiate work to develop a steel production process that emits water rather than CO2. While SSAB’s...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Best Mfg.

April 4, 2016

Los Angeles-based metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has acquired all of the capital stock of Best Mfg. Inc., a Jonesboro, Ark., custom sheet metal fabricator of steel and aluminum products on both a direct and toll basis. Best Mfg. provides services including laser cutting,...

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Pacesetter receives 2016 Top Workplaces Award

March 31, 2016

Kennesaw, Ga.-based Pacesetter has announced it has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The award is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC. “Time and time again, our research has proven that...

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Black Diamond Capital Management to acquire ArcelorMittal facilities

March 28, 2016

Black Diamond Capital Management LLC, Greenwich, Conn., has announced that its affiliated investment vehicle has signed a definitive agreement with ArcelorMittal to acquire ArcelorMittal's LaPlace, La.; Harriman, Tenn.; and Vinton, Texas, steelmaking and finishing operations focused on the...

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Metal powder organizations unveil new websites

March 28, 2016

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), Princeton, N.J., has launched a new website at www.mpif.org. Key features of the site include a clean design, expanded content, a new directory of powder metallurgy (PM) fabricators and suppliers, a new PM publications section hosted by Thomson Reuters...

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Constellium signs multiyear contract with Airbus

March 23, 2016

Constellium N.V., based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has signed a contract with Airbus to supply a variety of aluminum rolled products for airframes, including wing skin panels, aero-sheets for fuselage panels, and rectangular and premachined plates for structural components. The companies will...

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Commercial Metals Co. to build environmentally sustainable steel mill in Oklahoma

March 22, 2016

Los Angeles-based National New Markets Fund LLC has closed $21 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation that will enable Commercial Metals Co. (CMC), Irving, Texas, to build an environmentally sustainable steel manufacturing facility in Durant, Okla. When completed in late 2017, the...

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