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4GL Solutions signs agreement with Piping Alloys

October 30, 2012

4GL Solutions, Markham, Ont., has signed an agreement to install its Enterprise-level metal-specific ERP software Steel Manager III at Piping Alloys, a provider of stainless steel and alloy pipe, tubing, fasteners, and fittings with locations in Arizona, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Piping Alloys also...

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Michigan Seamless Tube expands pickling capabilities

October 30, 2012

Michigan Seamless Tube, a manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless, cold-drawn pipe and tube in South Lyon, Mich., will complete construction on a new, 9,600-sq.-ft. pickling house later this year. The pickling house will be the fifth of its kind at the company's 320,000-sq.-ft. facility, enabling...

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Welded Tubes Inc. earns ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification

October 23, 2012

Welded Tubes Inc. has earned international automotive quality recognition with an ISO/TS 16949:2009 management system certificate. The Orwell, Ohio, company is a supplier of carbon steel welded tube and stainless steel tubing with critical finishes for a variety of automotive, appliance, display...

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American Piping Products adds to buying team

October 22, 2012

Pipe supplier and distributor American Piping Products Inc. has added Abigail Mueller to its St. Louis buying team. She has previous experience in the pipe and tube distribution industry, as well as extensive knowledge of welded and seamless pipe and value-added services. Mueller is a graduate of...

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ASTM approves standard for developing steel sheets

October 16, 2012

In a quest for lighter, more crash-resistant and fuel-efficient vehicles, the automobile and steel industries are developing steel sheets that have higher alloy content, and thus more complex hardening mechanisms, than sheets currently being used. The advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) sheets are...

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Automotive executive joins NanoSteel board of directors

October 16, 2012

Nanostructured steel material design company The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has appointed automotive industry executive Bob Lutz to its board of directors. Lutz has nearly 50 years of experience as a top executive in the global auto industry. Most recently he was vice chairman of global...

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Rolled Alloys at full operating status in South Carolina

October 10, 2012

Rolled Alloys has announced that its recently opened Richburg, S.C., facility has reached full operating status. The 33,000-sq.-ft. service center contains an inventory of PRODEC® 303, PRODEC 304L, PRODEC 316L, and 17-4 stainless steel barstock. It can process round bar up to 20 in. dia. Rolled...

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TMK IPSCO hosts open house at Houston R&D center

October 9, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer OAO TMK, hosted an open house Oct. 1 at its new R&D center in Houston. During the event, visitors toured several areas of the facility, including the scanning electron microscope (SEM) lab, areas housing mechanical and collapse...

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O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals expands nonferrous sales team

October 9, 2012

O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals, Brighton, Colo., a subsidiary of O'Neal Industries, has hired a new outside salesperson dedicated to selling aluminum and stainless flat-rolled metal products. Jim Brown joins the nonferrous sales team dedicated to serving industries such as transportation, food service,...

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Taber Extrusions adds precision sawing capabilities

October 8, 2012

Taber Extrusions has added two news saws to its Russellville, Ark., facility for precision sawing of rod and bar, standard extruded shapes, and customized aluminum extrusion profiles. With the new band saw and circular saw, the company's cut tolerances are up to ±0.010 in. in length and...

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MSCI launches new website

October 8, 2012

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., a trade organization for the metals industry, recently unveiled a new, enhanced website at www.msci.org. It features a contemporary design and simplified navigation with user-friendly menus and a more powerful search engine....

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Central Steel & Wire hires three territory sales managers

October 1, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co. has announced the hiring of Gary Bigott, Paul Ness, and Tom Reed as territory sales managers. Bigott, who serves the north central Indiana region, joins the company with 30 years of experience in the metals distribution industry. Serving a newly created sales...

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Brandt adds to tube and pipe sales team

October 1, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., Regina, Sask., Canada, has added several staff members to its Brandt Tube & Pipe sales team. Dave MacNeill joins the team as sales manager. He comes to the company from Evraz North America, where he held a number of positions over the past seven years, most...

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Paul Ryan attends town hall meeting hosted by MSCI Cincinnati and Byer Steel

October 1, 2012

The Cincinnati chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Byer Steel, Cincinnati, hosted Congressman Paul Ryan (Wis.), Republican vice presidential candidate, for a town hall meeting as part of its Manufacturing Summit series "Closing the Divide Between Jobs,...

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Accurate Perforating names director of operational excellence - TheFabricator.com

Accurate Perforating names director of operational excellence

September 27, 2012

Accurate Perforating, a manufacturer of custom and standard perforated metals in Chicago, has added Chris Abrey as the new director of operational excellence. He has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace, food manufacturing, and printing industries in roles including...

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