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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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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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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HRB spot steel prices continue downward trend

July 12, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for July 9 dropped 1.9 percent to $575 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the sixth consecutive time. The world export HRB...

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Diamond Mfg. doubles capacity

July 10, 2007

Sister companies Diamond Mfg. Co. and Perforated Metals Plus, Wyoming, Pa., have expanded their southern division to a newly constructed, 20,000-sq.-ft. facility in Charlotte, N.C.Diamond Mfg....

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Greer Steel honors Mittal

July 10, 2007

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, has named Mittal Steel USA as its 2006 supplier of the year. Greer selected Mittal's Riverdale, Ill., and Cleveland facilities for providing high-quality materials and...

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Greer Steel names executive VP

June 27, 2007

Dover, Ohio-based Greer Steel has named James Harpster as executive vice president.Greer CEO and President, John Raese, made the announcement, stating, "Jim will be the cornerstone of our management...

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Nucor to acquire Magnatrax Corp.

June 25, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into a merger agreement pursuant to which Nucor will acquire Magnatrax Corp., via the merger of Magnatrax with a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor, for a...

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Spot steel prices continue mostly down

June 14, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for June 11 dropped 1.8 percent to $597 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the fourth consecutive drop. The world export...

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Ulbrich opens trading company/service center in Hong Kong

June 12, 2007

Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc., North Haven, Conn., an international supplier of custom rolled strip, foil, flat, and shaped wire products, has opened a trading company/service center...

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