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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IPSCO completes NS Group acquisition

December 4, 2006

IPSCO Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of NS Group Inc., a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield tubular goods, following a favorable vote by NS Group shareholders.This...

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Safety wins Swedish Steel Prize

November 30, 2006

The Swedish Steel Prize 2006 has been awarded to Italian companies Fiat and Wagon Automotive for developing an advanced safety component for the front doors of the newly launched Fiat Grande Punto....

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U. S. Steel announces management changes

November 29, 2006

United States Steel Corp. today announced three key management changes, effective Dec. 1. Anton Lukac has been named plant manager, Edgar Thomson Plant; Lisa A. Roudabush has been named plant manager,...

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Kennametal honors environmental health, safety excellence

November 28, 2006

Kennametal Inc., a global supplier of tooling, engineered components, and materials consumed in production processes, has presented its fifth annual Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence...

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HRB spot steel price weakness accelerates

November 15, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™has reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price fell $18 to $622 per ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh drop in a row. The world export HRB price for Nov. 13 also...

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Lackey earns WBE certification

November 7, 2006

Lackey Sheet Metal LLC, St. Louis, received notification from the City of St. Louis, Lambert Airport Authority that is has been certified as a Woman-owned business (WBE).The WBE certification allows...

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Steel, capital goods continue to show improvement

November 7, 2006

According to an industry sector study issued by global trade credit insurer Euler Hermes ACI, Owings Mills, Md., several materials industry sectors show promising outlooks despite an expected U.S....

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ISSF offers Internet steel course

November 7, 2006

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), Washington, D.C., has made available the Stainless Steel Specialist Course, a university-level e-course offered through Specialty Steel Industry of...

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Arcelor Mittal expects steel prices to stabilize

November 6, 2006

Rueters has reported that Arcelor Mittal expects steel prices to stabilize as global output decelerates, especially in China, management board member Roland Junck said in a results conference call...

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Nucor acquires Verco Mfg. Co. assets

November 3, 2006

Nucor Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Verco Decking Inc., has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Verco Manufacturing Co. for a cash purchase price of...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh to acquire CSN North American assets

October 25, 2006

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Corp. and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN), a global steel producer with operations in Latin America, North America, and Europe, today announced that they have entered into a...

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IPSCO, NS Group announce waiting-period expiration

October 18, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group Inc. have announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the proposed merger of...

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PMA urges ITC to revoke corrosion-resistant steel duties

October 17, 2006

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) President William E. Gaskin today strongly urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to revoke duties on corrosion-resistant steel because "protecting a...

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U.S. HRB price-drop slows; Western Europe price plummets

October 11, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price fell $5 to $650 per ton, FOB the mill for the fifth decline in a row. This drop was moderate compared to the $20 per ton...

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Greer adds gauges, AGC system

October 10, 2006

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, has recently upgraded its Bliss 30-in. breakdown reversing mill by adding two 12S gamma ray gauges and a 12S automatic gauge control (AGC) system.The addition of the new...

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