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Commercial Metals names president/COO

November 29, 2016

Metal products manufacturer and recycler Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has promoted Barbara R. Smith to the position of president/COO, effective Jan. 11. Smith joined the company in May 2011, serving as senior vice president and CFO until her promotion to COO in January 2016. Smith...

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Nucor Steel upgrades automation, drives in North Carolina mill

November 29, 2016

Nucor Steel has selected London-based Primetals Technologies to upgrade the automation and drives system in the finishing end of its carbon plate steel mill in Cofield, N.C. Equipment in the finishing end comprises the side trimmer, cold shear, and plate piler. The project also includes an option...

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Constellium researchers win Air and Space Academy Award

November 28, 2016

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, has announced that three of its researchers have received the Medal of the Academy from the Air and Space Academy (AAE), Toulouse, France, for their achievement in developing Airware® aluminum. The award recognizes individuals who significantly contribute to progress...

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DeWys Mfg. partners with local school to increase STEM education

November 21, 2016

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. and several regional businesses and manufacturers have announced a partnership with Kenowa Hills Public School, Grand Rapids, Mich., for the new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lab program. The lab, located within DeWys’ secondary...

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CMC Steel Fabricators to acquire Associated Steel Workers fabrication business

November 21, 2016

CMC Steel Fabricators Inc., Seguin, Texas, has announced plans to acquire Hawaii-based Associated Steel Workers Ltd.’s steel fabrication business, which manufactures, delivers, and installs uncoated black rebar and related materials.The deal is expected to close in January 2017.CMC, a...

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Solar Atmospheres CEO receives ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award

November 15, 2016

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., has announced that CEO William R. Jones has received the ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award. The award recognizes leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge, and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries. Jones received the award with the...

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Andes Coil Processors adds slitting line to Dallas facility

November 15, 2016

Andes Coil Processors LLC has added toll processing services to its Dallas facility with the installation of a 60-in. Pro-Eco custom slitting line. Featuring shape-correction capabilities, the line will process materials from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick and master coils up to 72 in. OD and 50,000 lbs....

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Westfield Steel acquires Remington Steel

November 14, 2016

Westfield Steel Inc., Westfield, Ind., has announced the acquisition of Remington Steel, a supplier of steel material and manufactured parts based in Springfield, Ohio. Westfield Steel is a material supplier and processor, providing products and services from basic distribution to light...

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Ampco-Pittsburgh acquires ASW Steel

November 9, 2016

Carnegie, Pa.-based Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp., a producer of forged and cast rolls as well as ingot and open-die forged products, has announced the acquisition of ASW Steel Inc., a specialty steel producer based in Welland, Ont. ASW will be an indirect subsidiary of Union Electric Steel Corp., a...

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Eastern Metal Supply expands fabrication capabilities

November 9, 2016

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), Charlotte, N.C., a distributor of custom and standard aluminum extrusions and sheet products, has announced its investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment to expand its fabrication capabilities. The firm has added an Emmegi Satellite XL 5-axis CNC...

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Alliance Steel installs stretcher leveler

November 8, 2016

Alliance Steel has installed a Red Bud 72- by 0.400-in. high-efficiency stretcher leveler with a 90,000-lb. coil capacity at its Bedford Park, Ill., facility. Featuring SUREGRIP® technology, the line can achieve a 40-ft. stretch in a cycle time of less than 8 sec. The stretcher is complemented by...

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Banker Steel awarded contract for One Vanderbilt project in NYC

November 2, 2016

Banker Steel, a structural steel fabrication and erection company in Lynchburg, Va., has been awarded the structural steel framing contract for the One Vanderbilt project in New York City. Slated for completion in 2020, One Vanderbilt will be a 1,464-ft.-high, 1.6 million-sq.-ft. building located...

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U. S. Steel to sell U.S. Steel Canada to Bedrock Industries Group

November 2, 2016

U. S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has agreed to proposed terms with Bedrock Industries Group LLC regarding the sale and transition of ownership of U. S. Steel Canada Inc. (USSC) to Bedrock. In 2014 USSC applied for relief from its creditors pursuant to Canada's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act...

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Continuous Colour Coat Ltd. changes name

October 26, 2016

Continuous Colour Coat Ltd., doing business under the tradename Metal Koting, has become Material Sciences Corp.-Toronto. The name change reflects the consolidation of Metal Koting into the Canton, Mich.-based Material Sciences Corp. (MSC) team. Kevin McCallum continues to serve as president. The...

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Wismarq expands with strategic acquisition of Prior Coated Metals

October 25, 2016

Wismarq Industries LLC, a Pittsburgh-based provider of coil coating services for metal products, has acquired the assets of Prior Coated Metals Inc., Allentown, Pa., a producer of prepainted steel and aluminum products. The acquisition increases Wismarq’s gauge range for a variety of applications...

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