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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RathGibson acquires Mid-South Control Line Inc.

April 15, 2008

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., has acquired Mid-South Control Line Inc. (MSCL), Marrero, La.A manufacturer of welded; welded and drawn; and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing,...

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HRB spot steel prices continue climb in most regions

March 27, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the world export HRB price for March 24 surged 6.6 percent to $870 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the eighth consecutive rise totaling $289. The Western...

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Worthington Steel honored by John Deere

March 24, 2008

Worthington Steel, Columbus, Ohio, has announced that it has been recognized by Deere & Company as a Partner-level supplier for 2007 and was also named a 2007 Enterprise Supplier of the Year in the...

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HRB spot steel prices continue upward surge

March 12, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the western European hot-rolled band (HRB) price for March 10 surged 6.5 percent to $888 per ton,, ex-works, for the third consecutive time (on a Euro basis, it...

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Niles Expanded Metals announces joint venture with Fratelli Mariani

March 11, 2008

Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics, Niles, Ohio, has formed a partnership with Fratelli Mariani, Milan, Italy. The partnership agreement gives Niles Expanded Metals exclusive agent and distribution...

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HRB spot steel prices continue to rise

February 14, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the western European hot-rolled band (HRB) price for Feb. 11 erupted 8.0 percent to $770 per ton,, ex-works, after slipping two weeks ago (on a Euro basis, it...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces agreement to acquire Century Steel

February 13, 2008

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that Pacific Coast Steel(PCS), a majority owned Gerdau Ameristeel joint venture, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the assets of Century Steel,...

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Warren Steel Holdings completes vacuum tank degasser

February 12, 2008

Warren Steel Holdings, Warren, Ohio, announced that it completed the hot commissioning of its vacuum tank degasser and related systems.The system is fully operational, and the company has begun...

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ABC Metals appoints North American sales manager

February 12, 2008

ABC Metals Inc., Logansport, Ind., has added Joe H. Loudenback as North American sales manager. Loudenback, who is responsible for coordinating the company's sales and marketing efforts in North...

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Registration for ISRI's 2008 Convention and Expo now open

February 12, 2008

Registration now is open for the 2008 Convention and Exposition of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C. The organization says the show, which runs April 6-10 at...

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Hendrick adds new equipment

February 12, 2008

Hendrick Mfg., Memphis, Tenn., has added several pieces of fabrication equipment to its facility in Carbondale, Pa. The company added additional CNC press brake capabilities, acquired new welding...

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Ameristeel begins Jacksonville Mill expansion planning

January 24, 2008

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that it has begun the planning process for a capital project to expand its Jacksonville Steel Mill, located in Baldwin, Florida.The expansion is expected to add...

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Steel coil prices in U.S. surge to 12-month high

January 22, 2008

The Steel Index weekly reference prices for steel coil products in the U.S. have surged to 12-month highs and continue to rise sharply.Prices for steel coil products in the U.S. have hit their highest...

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HRB spot steel prices climb

January 17, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Jan. 14 surged 6.1 percent to $659 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fifth consecutive rise. The world export HRB...

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Diamond Mfg. acquires Stone Perforating

January 15, 2008

Diamond Mfg. Co., Wyoming, Pa., a metal perforator, has acquired Stone Perforating Co., Chicago.The acquisition includes Chicago EDM, a Stone Perforating affiliate.

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