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 spot prices up in U.S., Western Europe, down elsewhere

March 2, 2011

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for February 28 surged 3.9 percent to $932 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh consecutive increase. The Western European HRB price rose 1.6 percent to $815 per ton (on a Euro basis, it slipped 0.5 percent), ex-works, for the...

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Shale-Inland acquires Main Steel Polishing Company Inc.

March 1, 2011

Shale-Inland Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Craig T. Bouchard, has announced Shale-Inland's acquisition of 100 percent of the stock of Main Steel Polishing Company Inc., which is based in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. The debt-free transaction provides Shale-Inland with a national...

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Macsteel Service Centers USA acquires Steel Coil Services from U.S. Steel

March 1, 2011

Macsteel Service Centers USA has announced the acquisition of the assets and business of Steel Coil Services in Catoosa, Oklahoma, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corp. Michael Hoffman, President & CEO, Macsteel Service Centers USA said, "We are excited at the prospect of adding to our...

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Samuel, Son & Co. closes Kentucky plant

February 28, 2011

Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., parent company of Associated Tube Group, has announced plans to close its only remaining U.S. stainless steel tube manufacturing facility, located in Elizabethtown, Ky., by June 30. The closing will eliminate 48 jobs. The company maintains facilities in Markham, Ont.,...

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Merfish Pipe & Supply hires general manager/vice president

February 28, 2011

Merfish Pipe & Supply, Houston, has announced the appointment of Robert Setzekorn as general manager/vice president. In this position, he provides leadership for several key functional areas of the company, reporting to the owners. Setzekorn has more than 28 years of experience in the building...

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Nanshan America to build aluminum extrusion plant in Indiana

February 28, 2011

Nanshan America Co. Ltd., Chicago, has announced plans to construct an aluminum extrusion plant in Lafayette, Ind. The new plant, to be named Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies, is expected to create more than 200 new jobs in the next two to three years. It represents a $100 million...

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Michigan Seamless Tube changes name, announces staff changes

February 22, 2011

Michigan Seamless Tube, South Lyon, Mich., has changed its name to MST Seamless Tube & Pipe and has launched a renovated Web site to coincide with its new name, logo, and tagline. The Web site, at www.mstube.com, features simplified navigation and a comprehensive overview of products and...

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Ownership group purchases Precision Metal Processing 2005

February 22, 2011

A new ownership group has purchased the assets of Precision Metal Processing 2005 Inc., Cambridge, Ont., and opened the slitting toll processor under the new entity of Superior Metal Processing. The new company focuses on toll processing work in the Canadian market, with an interest in expanding...

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Timken increasing prices on special bar quality products

February 22, 2011

The Timken Company has announced it is increasing base prices on all special bar quality (SBQ) products by $40 per ton. These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on April 1, 2011, and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges remain in effect....

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Wise Metals Group to expand in Alabama

February 7, 2011

Wise Metals Group has announced plans for a $25 million expansion to its Alabama Reclamation Operation in Muscle Shoals, a move that will add 43 new employees and further expand capabilities at the recycling facility. "This expansion will recycle scrap aluminum, which saves 95 percent of the...

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Brush Engineered Materials announces name change

January 31, 2011

Brush Engineered Materials Inc., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has announced that it will change its name to Materion Corp. and unify all of its businesses under the new brand effective March 8, 2011. Concurrent with the name change, the company also will unveil a new company Web site and companywide...

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Nucor announces new development in St. James Parish project

January 27, 2011

Nucor Corp. announced today that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air quality permit for its direct reduced iron making facility that will be located in St. James Parish. Issuance of the air permit will allow the company to begin the process of ordering equipment and...

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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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