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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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Metals USA acquires Gregor Technologies

March 14, 2012

Metals USA Holdings Corp., a provider of processed carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Gregor Technologies LLC, Torrington, Conn. Gregor provides custom-crafted parts and assemblies and tailored systems to OEM customers in the industrial...

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Shale-Inland Holdings to acquire Shale-Inland, HD Supply's IPVF business

March 14, 2012

Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, a holding company majority-owned and -controlled by funds of TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., has announced plans to acquire Shale-Inland and HD Supply's IPVF business. The transactions are expected to close by the end of March 2012, at which time the two acquired...

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HRB prices down in Western Europe and U.S., up elsewhere

March 14, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for March 12 rose 1.7 percent to $656 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the second consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price increased 0.5 percent to $569 per ton for the fourth consecutive increase. The Western European HRB...

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RathGibson to be acquired by Precision Castparts

March 13, 2012

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and specialty alloy tubing based in Janesville, Wis., has agreed to be acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC). The acquisition is pending regulatory approvals. Precision Castparts is a worldwide,...

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K&B Machine to build new manufacturing, headquarters facility in Louisiana

March 12, 2012

Pipe manufacturer K&B Machine has announced plans to create a 200,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and headquarters facility in Schriever, La. The site, about 13 miles north of the company's current Houma, La., complex, already is home to a 42,000-sq.-ft. customer inventory building. The project is...

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Central Steel and Wire names national account manager

March 7, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, a distributor of metal products, has promoted Timothy Verbeke, a 23-year veteran of the company, to a newly created position of national account manager. In this role, he is responsible for developing overarching strategies to position the company with large...

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Marmon/Keystone announces safety accomplishments

March 7, 2012

Marmon/Keystone has announced that 20 of its 26 locations were accident-free in 2011. Only 13 recordable accidents occurred companywide throughout the entire year. The Fresno branch broke a company record when it celebrated its 12th consecutive year without a recordable accident. The Fresno and...

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Wise Metals cuts ribbon for expanded recycling facility

March 7, 2012

Wise Metals Group, Muscle Shoals, Ala., has opened a 74-acre recycling complex, named Element 13, which it says is the largest single-use beverage can melting facility in the world. The $25 million plant contains a furnace that can process 250,000 lbs. of aluminum, a delaquering kiln, and a can...

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Welspun to add 200 jobs in Little Rock

February 27, 2012

For the second time in its three-year history of operation in Arkansas, international pipe manufacturer Welspun Corp. Ltd. has announced it will expand again, adding 200 jobs and investing an additional $100 million in its Little Rock, Ark., facility, the company's first large-diameter pipe...

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Atlas Tube to bring jumbo HSS products to North America - TheFabricator.com

Atlas Tube to bring jumbo HSS products to North America

February 27, 2012

Atlas Tube, Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, has partnered with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Metal Products Co. Ltd. (NSMP) and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to supply jumbo hollow structural sections (HSS) to the North American market. Measuring 18 to 22 in. square in thicknesses up to 0.875 in.,...

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Braner/Loopco to build CTL line for Reliance MetalCenter

February 27, 2012

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has received an order to build a 72-in.-wide stainless steel and aluminum-alloy cut-to-length line for installation in Reliance MetalCenter's Santa Fe Springs, Calif., facility. The CTL line will feature a cassette leveler with automatic closed-loop flatness...

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Plymouth's Eupora mill receives Producer of the Year Award

February 22, 2012

Plymouth Tube Co. has announced that its Eupora, Miss., precision steel tubing mill has received the 2012 American Metal Market (AMM) award for Welded Tube and Pipe Producer of the Year. The AMM Awards for Steel Tube and Pipe Excellence were established to recognize innovative companies across...

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Coil-coated metal chosen for soccer stadium

February 20, 2012

Coil-coated aluminum was chosen to clad the first world-class soccer stadium in the U.S.: Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The stadium is clad with about 60,800 sq. ft. of Alucobond® prepainted aluminum composite metal in four custom shades of blue and gray. The panels are installed...

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FMA announces 2012 Industry Award winners

February 10, 2012

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has named Airtronics Metal Products as the winner of The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2012 and Chicago Tube & Iron as the winner of TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®'s Industry Award 2012. "These awards recognize...

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Marcegaglia USA completes galvanized tube mill upgrade

February 10, 2012

Marcegaglia USA has completed a mill upgrade in its Munhall, Pa., facility for its galvanized tube and pipe products. The upgrade, which focused on improving the remetallizing process and the clear coat systems, is expected to provide enhanced corrosion resistance for applications including...

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