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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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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. agrees to acquire Continental Alloys & Services Inc.

July 14, 2011

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding capital securities of Continental Alloys & Services, Inc., headquartered in Houston, and certain affiliated companies. Continental, a global materials management company focused...

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Mississippi Steel Processing opens new facility

July 11, 2011

Mississippi Steel Processing LLC's new flat-rolled toll processing operation, located on the campus of Severstal Steel Mill in Columbus, Miss., has begun full production. The company provides slitting, cut-to-length, storage, and logistics services for customers of Severstal, as well as service...

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Marmon/Keystone expands Monterrey operation

June 27, 2011

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has doubled the size of its Monterrey, Mexico, location to a total of 54,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space. The company also has added to the plan two cranes and a Hyd-Mech 20-in., automatic, high-speed band with miter cutting capabilities. The company, a wholesale...

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Hynes Industries names four vice presidents

June 27, 2011

Hynes Industries, a North American supplier and processor of steel and nonferrous metals in Youngstown, Ohio, has announced four new leadership position changes. Patrick A. Montana has been named vice president – operations and is responsible for the manufacturing functions of the company as a...

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United Performance Metals named one of Cincinnati's top places to work

June 27, 2011

Enquirer Media has ranked United Performance Metals as 28th on its Top Places to Work 2011 list for greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. Companies on the list stood out as organizations that operate on strong values and ethics, provide employees with opportunities to learn and grow in their...

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AK Steel recognized for best operational improvements

June 22, 2011

AK Steel has received an award for Best Operational Improvements from American Metal Market (AMM), a metal industry publication. The award recognizes the company for making more than $180 million in capital investments at its steel plants in Butler, Pa., and Zanesville, Ohio. These investments...

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Molybdenum use hits new high

June 20, 2011

Global use of molybdenum has soared to a new high of 474 million lbs., surpassing the peak use in 2007 of 470 million lbs., according to new full-year figures from the International Molybdenum Association, London. The greatest demand for molybdenum in 2010 came from China, where use increased from...

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HRB downward price trend slowing

June 15, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for June 13 rose 1.4 percent to $738 per ton, FOB the port of export, after falling three weeks ago. The Western European HRB price slipped 0.1 percent to $814 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 3.6 percent), ex-works, for the second...

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Atlas Tube to reopen Arkansas facility

June 14, 2011

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has announced that it will reopen its hollow structural section (HSS) manufacturing facility in Blytheville, Ark. Starting in September, the facility will begin regularly scheduled mill rollings, producing round, square, and rectangle products for...

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International Metallographic Society to appoint honorary CFO - TheFabricator.com

International Metallographic Society to appoint honorary CFO

May 31, 2011

The International Metallographic Society (IMS), an affiliate society of ASM International, will appoint David Rollings as honorary CFO in August. In the position, Rollings will be responsible for developing IMS's annual budget, making financial projections, and managing its corporate support...

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Macsteel renamed by Brazilian owner

May 31, 2011

Gerdau S.A., Brazilian owner of Macsteel, Jackson, Mich., has changed the company's official name from Gerdau Macsteel to Gerdau Special Steel North America. The new name coincides with the 110th anniversary of Gerdau's founding and an accompanying companywide rebranding. "We saw this anniversary...

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HRB prices down worldwide

May 26, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for May 23 slipped 0.3 percent to $634 per ton after rising four consecutive times. The World export HRB price slipped 0.5 percent to $728 per ton, FOB the port of export, after rising two weeks ago. The Western European HRB price fell...

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Marmon/Keystone adds new equipment to Fort Worth facility

May 16, 2011

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has completed installation of a model 6S modern automatic cutoff system at its Forth Worth, Texas, branch. The lathe system can process materials from 1 to 7 in. OD and handles jobs requiring high-speed, close-tolerance cutting. A second Amada PC saw 300 also has been...

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HRB prices down in U.S., up elsewhere

May 11, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for May 9 rose 0.5 percent to $636 per ton for the fourth consecutive increase. The Western European HRB price rose 0.2 percent to $832 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 1.1 percent), ex-works, after falling two consecutive times. The...

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AGA announces 2011 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award winners

May 9, 2011

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2011 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards competition. Eighty applicants submitted projects completed in 2010 to be independently judged by a panel of architects and engineers. Seventeen submissions...

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