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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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Webco opens new plant in Oklahoma

June 12, 2012

Metal tube manufacturer Webco has opened a 210,000-sq.-ft. plant in Sand Springs, Okla. The $55 million facility is dedicated to producing carbon steel tubing. The company employs about 900 people at plants in Oklahoma, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

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Republic Steel adding electric arc furnace to Ohio facility

June 11, 2012

Republic Steel has announced that construction is under way for a new electric arc furnace and related equipment at its Lorain, Ohio, steelmaking facility. The company expects the first heat of steel from the new facility to be tapped during the second quarter of 2013. The expansion is designed to...

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United Performance Metals names western regional branch manager

June 8, 2012

United Performance Metals, a Hamilton, Ohio-based supplier of specialty stainless and high-temperature alloy sheet and coil, has promoted Chris Weber to the position of western regional branch manager. Weber has been working as the western regional manager for almost two years, recently playing an...

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American Piping Products adds to sales team

June 8, 2012

American Piping Products Inc., a St. Louis-based pipe supplier, has announced the addition of Jason Bernsen to its sales team. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, with a specialty as an oil and gas pipe supplier. Bernsen is a graduate of the University of Missouri system,...

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Constellium and Airbus sign multiyear agreement

May 29, 2012

Constellium, Issoire, France, has signed a multiyear agreement with Airbus, estimated at about $2 billion, to support all leading aircraft programs from Airbus and its parent company, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). Under the new agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus...

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American Piping Products earns spot in St. Louis Top 150

May 24, 2012

American Piping Products (APP), a piping distributor in Chesterfield, Mo., has earned the 99th spot on the St. Louis Business Journal's Top 150 Private Companies list. APP's revenue has grown from $63 million in 2009 to $150 million in 2011. CFO Matt Danis credits gain in market share and an...

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New members elected to MSCI board

May 24, 2012

Five metals industry leaders have been elected to the board of directors for the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), based in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Newly elected board members will serve two-year terms that begin July 1: <.li>Stephen E. Fuhrman, vice president, corporate mill...

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Dakota Tube to double workforce

May 24, 2012

Dakota Tube, Webster, S.D., has announced plans to hire 30 new workers. The company, a manufacturer of hydraulic tubing, currently employs 29 people....

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ArcelorMittal sells Skyline Steel, Astralloy in NAFTA region to Nucor

May 24, 2012

ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg, has announced the sale of its steel foundation distribution business in the NAFTA countries and the Caribbean, namely Skyline Steel and Astralloy, to Nucor Corp. for approximately $605 million. ArcelorMittal will continue to own and operate the foundation distribution...

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Utica Alloys moves two New York operations to one building

May 17, 2012

ELG Utica Alloys Inc. has announced plans to move its Rome, N.Y., and Utica, N.Y., operations into a larger, existing building in Herkimer, N.Y. The new location will recycle and process nickel-based superalloy scrap. Employees from the closed locations will move with the company. The move, which...

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Central Steel & Wire appoints new staff

May 17, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, has hired Philip Kennedy as director of sales – south region and has named Andrew Stewart as territory sales manager – Nashville. Kennedy has more than 25 years of experience in the metal service center industry. Based in Cincinnati, he is responsible for...

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Speaker Boehner visits United Performance Metals

May 16, 2012

U. S. House Speaker John Boehner spent time on May 11 with staff of United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, as well as 30 other local business leaders, to discuss current issues and obstacles they are facing in the area of job creation. Boehner opened up the floor to questions from...

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Gerdau to make $50 million investment at Minnesota mill

May 11, 2012

Long steel producer Gerdau has announced plans to invest $50 million to replace the continuous caster at its St. Paul, Minn., mill. The investment will increase special bar quality capacity by 100,000 short tons and increase the mill's total capacity to 550,000 short tons. The new caster will...

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TMK IPSCO breaks ground in Texas

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has begun development of a 69,000-sq.-ft. facility in Odessa, Texas. Consisting of two main buildings, the new facility will host ULTRA™ Premium connection manufacturing, including both pipe preprocessing and threading. The...

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TMK IPSCO hires new COO

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, Ill., the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has appointed Dave Mitch to the position of senior vice president and COO. In this newly created role, Mitch is responsible for all manufacturing, supply chain, and quality functions within the company....

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