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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HRB spot steel domestic prices strong; world export price slips

April 11, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for April 9 rose 1.3 percent to $630 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the fifth consecutive rise. The world export HRB...

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Stainless Sales Corp. announces quality assurance manager

April 10, 2007

Stainless Sales Corp., a Chicago-based stainless steel service center, has appointed Carol Cerwin as quality assurance manager.Cerwin is responsible for maintaining the company's quality management...

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Main Steel Bartlett increases production capabilities

April 10, 2007

Main Steel Polishing, Co., Inc. has announced several changes being made at its Bartlett, Ill., plant. The existing building has undergone renovations to increase the total square footage to 95,000. ...

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Greer Steel hires research director

April 10, 2007

Greer Steel has announced that Scott McQuiston has been hired as director of research at the company's Dover, Ohio facility. His primary focus is on new product development.McQuiston, who has a degree...

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U.S. Steel enters spiral welded tubular product agreement

April 4, 2007

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture with POSCO, a Republic of Korea steel producer, and SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH), a...

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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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