Metals/Materials

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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Heavy-duty casters designed for extreme applications

September 4, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced what it says is one of the highest weight-rated casters available. Designed for extreme situations with payload capacity exceeding typical levels, the 99 series heavy-duty caster can be customized to meet specific applications and preferences. The caster is...

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Wise Alloys plans expansion in Alabama

September 4, 2012

Wise Alloys, a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry, plans to spend $59.8 million to expand its cold mill operation in Muscle Shoals, Ala., adding at least 35 new jobs. The expansion will allow the production of more wide can body sheet. The expansion will include a new mill...

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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility - TheFabricator.com

Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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United Performance Metals launches redesigned website

August 28, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has unveiled a redesigned website at www.upmet.com. The new design highlights products and capabilities and access to online quoting and document retrieval. Sheet and coil calculator apps, contest links, and social media updates have been added. United...

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SAF announces CEO succession plan

August 28, 2012

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has announced that John McClatchey, Ph.D., will retire from the position of president Sept. 1. Having served as president since 1988, McClatchey plans to work as CFO for at least another two years and will continue to serve on the board of...

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Greer Steel names VP-commercial

August 27, 2012

Greer Steel, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel in Dover, Ohio, has named David E. Matisko as vice president-commercial. He has more than 25 years of steel industry experience, most recently as general manager of sales at RG Steel. Matisko's career began in 1985 at LTV Steel Co., where he held...

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United Performance Metals' shipping coordinator earns international trade certification - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals' shipping coordinator earns international trade certification

August 22, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that Irina Garrett, shipping coordinator, has become a certified international trade specialist. The certification reflects her core competencies in international trade logistics and compliance operations. United Performance Metals, a...

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Synalloy to acquire Palmer of Texas

August 21, 2012

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a producer of stainless steel pipe, fabricator of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, and producer of specialty chemicals, has entered into an agreement to acquire Palmer of Texas, a manufacturer of liquid storage systems and separation equipment for the...

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O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals opens facility in Virginia

August 21, 2012

O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR), Brighton, Colo., has opened a new coil processing facility in Lynchburg, Va. The 135,000-sq.-ft. warehouse provides a home for the company's flat-rolled operations, focusing on the processing and distribution of carbon and nonferrous, light-gauge, flat-rolled metal...

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TMK IPSCO to move corporate headquarters to Houston

August 21, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, will be moving its corporate headquarters from Downers Grove, Ill., to Houston. "Houston is the hub of the global oil and gas industry; it’s important for the company to be positioned there to facilitate relationships with...

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Aurora Capital sells New Star Metals

August 14, 2012

Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has announced that its affiliate Aurora Resurgence has sold New Star Metals Inc. and its Premier Resource Group and Electric Coatings Technologies subsidiaries to an affiliate of Insight Equity Holdings LLC. In conjunction with this...

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HRB prices up in the U.S., down elsewhere

July 25, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ U.S. HRB spot price for July 23rd rose 2.1 percent to $683 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after falling seven times. The Western European HRB price fell 1.3 percent to $614 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 0.2 percent), ex-works, for the sixth consecutive...

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Smartphone app estimates metal weight, cost

July 25, 2012

Carpenter Technology Corp. has introduced an Android™ version of MetalMass™, its free smartphone app. The app is available for download in the iTunes® and Google stores. Its interface allows users to calculate the estimated weight and cost of long-product metallic alloy materials such as...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush makes stop at United Performance Metals

July 23, 2012

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spent time with supporters of the Mitt Romney campaign during a stop at United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio. The visit was considered a victory rally for restoring American manufacturing. Bush spoke to a group of more than 200 people, saluting the U.S....

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Central Steel expands plate inventory for Cincinnati district

July 23, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, is expanding its inventory of 72-in. and wider A36 and ASTM A 572 Gr50 plate in the south region. This inventory will be stocked in Cincinnati and be available for next-day delivery in southern Ohio and Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Sizes...

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