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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Michigan Seamless Tube names vice president of sales

September 12, 2006

Michigan Seamless Tube, South Lyon, Mich., has promoted David Ehlers to vice president of sales.Ehlers has 30 years' experience in the metal industry. He spent many years with Marmon/Keystone Corp.,...

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IPSCO to acquire NS Group

September 11, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group, Inc. jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which IPSCO will acquire NS Group, a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield...

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Ryerson to establish joint venture in China

September 11, 2006

Ryerson Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Van Shung Chong Holdings Limited ("VSC"), a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company, and its subsidiary, CAMP BVI, to form a...

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Castrip LLC names new president

September 7, 2006

Castrip LLC, Charlotte, N.C., has announced that Frank M. Fisher, Jr. has joined the company as its new president. Formerly vice president of sales-North America and Europe at Magneco/Metrel, Inc. in...

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World, U.S., Western Europe hot-rolled band prices decline

August 30, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for Aug. 28 declined $16 per ton to $554 per ton from $570 per ton, FOB the port of export, on Aug. 14. The U.S. spot...

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U.S. Steel names general manager–Gary Works

August 25, 2006

United States Steel Corp. has announced that Michael S. Williams has been named general manager-Gary Works, succeeding Raymond R. Terza, who has been appointed managing director-coke battery...

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Kenwal Steel to build service center in Tennessee

August 22, 2006

Kenwal Steel has announced plans to construct a new service center in Lebanon, Tenn.The 100,000 sq. ft. facility will include two new coil slitting systems for both light and heavy gauge material up...

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AK Steel announces electrical, stainless steel surcharges

August 9, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $270 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in September 2006. September 2006 surcharges for the company's...

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Aluminum Association publishes revised ANSI H35 standards

August 8, 2006

The Aluminum Association has published revised editions of six industry standards for aluminum that are formally recognized as the ANSI H35 American National Standards.The six standards provide the...

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Denman & Davis launch initiative to expand services

August 8, 2006

Denman & Davis, Clifton, N.J., has launched a business initiative called GPA—general line, plate maximization, and accountability—aimed at improving its internal business process and its...

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Greer upgrades 20-in. temper mill

August 8, 2006

Greer Steel has upgraded its 20-in. temper mill by adding equipment and quality control systems that serve to further narrow-gauge variation and provide an enhanced finish.Primary improvements include...

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Corrosion Materials opens Chicagoland facility

August 8, 2006

Corrosion Materials Inc., Baker, La., has opened a facility in Bolingbrook, Ill.The company, which also has facilities in Houston and Wixom, Mich., announced that Fara Jordan heads the Bolingbrook...

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S&P Equity Research sees continued steel industry consolidation

July 31, 2006

Despite Mittal's acquisition of Arcelor, Standard & Poor's Equity Research Services sees the global steel industry further consolidating over the next several years. These and other findings are...

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AK Steel to increase prices for automotive exhaust alloys

July 31, 2006

AK Steel said today that it is increasing transaction prices for all stainless steel automotive exhaust alloys effective with shipments on September 3, 2006. The transaction prices for types 409, 439,...

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Steel prices rise in U.S., Europe

July 26, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for July 24 was $608 per ton, FOB the port of export, down slightly from the July 10 figure of $587. The HRB price in...

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