Metals/Materials News

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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HRB prices continue to rise

January 26, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for January 24 surged 7.4 percent to $553 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 2.2 percent), ex-works, for the fourth consecutive increase. The United States HRB spot price gained 5.7 percent to $851 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the...

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U. S. Steel announces management appointments in supply chain organization

January 20, 2011

United States Steel Corp. has announced three management appointments in its supply chain organization effective immediately. Gerald W. Gagliano has been named general manager – customer service. Gagliano replaces Elizabeth L. Swearingin, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities....

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. acquires Lampros Steel Inc.

January 12, 2011

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has acquired the outstanding capital stock of Lampros Steel Inc. and a related interest in Lampros Steel Plate Distribution LLC. Lampros Steel Inc. is a steel service center company specializing in structural steel shapes with a facility located in Portland,...

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HRB prices climb

January 12, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for January 10 surged 7.0 percent to $805 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fourth consecutive increase. The Chinese HRB ex-works price rose 2.6 percent to $591 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price...

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Hydro Aluminum names new operations manager, central region

January 3, 2011

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion North America unit, Monett, Mo., has appointed Robert Sharpe as operations manager for its central region. He joined Hydro in 2009 as one of the central region's territory sales managers. Sharpe has more than 13 years of experience managing large teams while increasing...

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HRB prices up worldwide

December 16, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for Dec. 13 soared 13.6 percent to $702 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the second consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 4.0 percent to $619 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the second consecutive increase. The...

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Marmon/Keystone announces management appointments

December 13, 2010

Jennifer Wetzel has joined Marmon/Keystone's corporate office, Butler, Pa., as an accountant with responsibility for various accounting procedures, plus year-end and month-end closings. With 13 years of accounting experience, Wetzel earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Clarion University....

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Nucor partners with The Dylan Ratigan Show to focus on America's future

December 7, 2010

Nucor Corp. and The Dylan Ratigan Show are partnering for a series of programs focused on solutions to the most pressing problems facing America today. Titled Steel on Wheels, these programs will originate from communities across the country and tackle issues vital to fixing our nation's problems....

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U.S. Steel, Kobe Steel joint venture investment to create 500 temporary, 80 full-time jobs

December 2, 2010

United States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel Ltd. announced today that they have reached an agreement for their joint venture, PRO-TEC Coating Company in Leipsic, Ohio, to begin construction on a continuous annealing line at the facility. The project is expected to increase the joint venture's...

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AK Steel announces price increase for carbon steel products

December 1, 2010

AK Steel announced Nov. 30 that it is increasing current spot market base prices for all carbon flat-rolled steel products effective immediately with new orders. Base prices for carbon-flat-rolled products are increasing by $40 per ton. The company said that the price increase is in response to...

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Ryerson announces new Iowa plate processing center

November 30, 2010

Ryerson Inc., a processor and distributor of metals in North America and China has announced that it is opening a plate processing center in Eldridge, Iowa. The 175,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin operations in July 2011. The processing capabilities include laser cutting, plasma and...

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Marmon/Keystone hosts open house - TheFabricator.com

Marmon/Keystone hosts open house

November 29, 2010

More than 100 customers and visitors from Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota attended an open house celebration at Marmon/Keystone's Sioux Falls, S.D., facility. Ed Day, Chicago district manager, along with management personnel from corporate and Chicago, gave the visitors a tour of the...

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Goodfellow names group business development manager - TheFabricator.com

Goodfellow names group business development manager

November 29, 2010

Goodfellow, a global supplier of metals and materials for research and specialized manufacturing in Oakdale, Pa., has appointed Martyn Lewis as group business development manager. He assumes international sales and marketing responsibilities with the worldwide Goodfellow Group of Companies....

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Greer Steel hires Midwest sales rep

November 29, 2010

Greer Steel Co., Dover, Ohio, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel, has named Nick Pauly as a sales representative for its Midwest region. Pauly has worked in the cold-rolled strip steel business for more than 30 years. Before joining the company, he was regional manager for Thompson Steel....

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Plymouth Tube receives AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

November 29, 2010

Plymouth Tube Co.'s West Monroe, La., tubing mill has received a 2010 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. The mill was chosen for excellence in its seamless and welded stainless steel tube production operations. The mill manufactures XtraLowStress® stainless steel feedwater heater tubing, which...

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