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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Stork Materials Technology acquires laboratories in U.S. and Europe

October 9, 2007

Stork Materials Technology has acquired the assets and business of Professional Metallurgical Services Inc. (ProMet), Buchanan, Mich., and the outstanding shares of Materials Testing Technology BV...

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Nucor's Harris Steel grows rebar fabrication business

September 25, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Harris Steel Inc. (Harris), has entered into an agreement with Barker Steel Company, Inc. (Barker), to form a new entity that combines the...

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U.S. groups polling members on Chinese HSS problems

September 6, 2007

Steel Business Briefing has reported that two groups that represent different segments of the steel market now are polling their members in an effort to gauge concern and problems that have arisen...

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HRB spot steel prices continue upturn

August 30, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Aug. 27 rose 0.9 percent to $565 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after falling eight consecutive times. The world...

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Nucor acquires Magnatrax

August 27, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Magnatrax Corp. via the merger of Magnatrax with a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor, for a cash purchase price of approximately $280...

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Cargill, Robinson Steel form joint venture

August 23, 2007

Cargill, a global trader, processor, and distributor of iron and steel, has agreed to enter into a joint venture with Robinson Steel to produce and distribute RPS® sheet and plate under license....

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HRB spot steel prices turning up?

August 16, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Aug. 13 fell 1.6 percent to $560 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the eighth consecutive time. The world export HRB...

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Almetals staff

Ask for help

August 8, 2007


Simply stated, ask. According to a recent Purchasing Magazine survey, buyers say they expect their distributor suppliers to provide them with the lowest prices and highest service levels. Separately, distributors say buyers do press them to provide more information, especially on pricing...

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Sheet titanium offers high corrosion resistance, weldability

August 7, 2007

Harvey Titanium Ltd., a division of Rolled Alloys, now offers CP-1 grade 4 and CP-3 grade 2 sheet titanium. Designed to offer high corrosion resistance and weldability, the titanium grades are...

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Sandmeyer Steel hires Midwest district sales manager

August 7, 2007

Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, has named Adam Pottner as district sales manager for its Midwest sales territory.Pottner, who replaces the retiring Robert Lundgren, is responsible for the company's...

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Denman & Davis adds sales representative

August 7, 2007

Denman & Davis, Clifton, N.J., an independent, general-line steel service center, has added Sheila Yarbough to its sales team. She is responsible for acquiring new business and growing existing...

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Thompson Companies announce appointments

August 7, 2007

The Thompson Companies, Canton, Mass., have appointed Mary Ryan as chairman and CEO, and Edward Ryan as president and COO.Both Ryans have been with Thompson for more than 20 years, each having served...

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HRB spot steel price drop continues mixed

July 26, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for July 23 dropped 1.0 percent to $569 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the seventh consecutive time. The world export...

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Main Steel founder dies

July 25, 2007

Thomas Andrew Mallan, 73, founder and Chairman of the Board (Emeritus) of Main Steel Polishing Company, Inc, died July 19, 2007.Tom began his career in the metals industry with the G. A. Feld Co. in...

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LB Steel assumes ownership of Topeka Metal Specialties

July 24, 2007

LB Steel LLC, Chicago, has assumed ownership of Topeka Metal Specialties Inc., Topeka, Kan.The Topeka facility will retain its name and 70 employees, gradually adding 130 positions in the next year...

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