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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RathGibson installs cleaning system at Arkansas facility

July 15, 2008

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, recently completed a large capital project at its facility in...

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American to open specialized facility

July 15, 2008

American Steel LLC., Portland, Ore., a full-line steel service center and wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, is building a 195,000-sq.-ft. facility dedicated to the...

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Prab acquires Envirodyne

July 15, 2008

Prab Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., along with its sister company Hapman and through its parent company Kalamazoo Acquisition Corp., has acquired Envirodyne Technologies, Kalamazoo. The acquired Envirodyne...

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AK Steel named to S&P 500

July 2, 2008

AK Steel has been added to Standard and Poor's S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Steel Sub-Industry index."Being added to the S&P 500 is a proud milestone in the complete...

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Nucor names vice president, general manager of new iron-making facility

June 19, 2008

Nucor Corp. has named John C. Farris as vice president and general manager of its new iron-making facility. Farris joined the company in 1992 and has been a vice president since 2006. He has been...

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Hydro Aluminum adds fabrication equipment, expands services at South Carolina plant

June 17, 2008

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit, Linthicum, Md., is in the midst of a project that increases capacity and upgrades products and services at its manufacturing facility in Belton, S.C. The...

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Gallatin Steel receives awards for employee health

June 17, 2008

Gallatin Steel, Ghent, Ky., a producer of flat-rolled carbon steel, recently was recognized as one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), Chicago. Gallatin Steel...

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Ohio Gratings, American Metalco create new joint venture in Florida market

June 17, 2008

Ohio Gratings Inc. (OGI), Canton, Ohio, has announced that American Metalco, Longwood, Fla., became an Ohio Gratings company through a joint venture to focus on the Florida architectural market. Over...

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NanoSteel adds vice president for sales and marketing

June 17, 2008

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., a provider of nanostructured steel alloy surface technologies for industrial applications, has added Michael Quinlan as vice president for sales and...

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Nucor to acquire Ambassador Steel

June 12, 2008

Nucor Corp. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Harris Steel, Inc., has signed a purchase agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Ambassador Steel Corp.,...

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HRB price increases continue

June 11, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. HRB spot price for June 9 rose 0.7 percent to $1,166 per ton, FOB the mill, for the fifteenth consecutive rise totaling $589. The Western European HRB...

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RathGibson installs greencleaning system in Clarksville facility

June 6, 2008

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has completed a large capital project in its Clarksville, Ark., facility. The...

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AK Steel announces July surcharges for electrical and stainless steels

June 4, 2008

AK Steel has advised its customers that an $820 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in July 2008.July surcharges for the company's stainless steel...

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HRB price eruption sputters

May 29, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. HRB spot price for May 12 rose 0.3 percent to $1,158 per ton, FOB the mill, for the fourteenth consecutive rise totaling $581. The Western European HRB...

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Plymouth Tube names general manager

May 15, 2008

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has appointed Gavin Ford as general manager of its hot mill in Winamac, Ind.Ford previously worked for Prestolite Wire Corp.; while there he held the positions of...

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