Metals/Materials

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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United Performance Metals recognized as Top Workplace

June 24, 2012

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has been named one of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky's Top Workplaces for the second year in a row, according to a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics and Enquirer Media. From 127 companies participating in the program, 75 were selected for the...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel names sales representative - TheFabricator.com

Gibbs Wire & Steel names sales representative

June 14, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel, a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., has announced the addition of Tom Nichols to the sales team. Based in the Chicago area, Nichols is responsible for increasing strip sales within new and existing markets in the Midwest. He...

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AK Tube plant recognized for outstanding safety performance

June 12, 2012

AK Tube LLC's Walbridge, Ohio, plant has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest Ohio Safety Council. The plant...

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Webco opens new plant in Oklahoma

June 12, 2012

Metal tube manufacturer Webco has opened a 210,000-sq.-ft. plant in Sand Springs, Okla. The $55 million facility is dedicated to producing carbon steel tubing. The company employs about 900 people at plants in Oklahoma, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

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Republic Steel adding electric arc furnace to Ohio facility

June 11, 2012

Republic Steel has announced that construction is under way for a new electric arc furnace and related equipment at its Lorain, Ohio, steelmaking facility. The company expects the first heat of steel from the new facility to be tapped during the second quarter of 2013. The expansion is designed to...

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United Performance Metals names western regional branch manager

June 8, 2012

United Performance Metals, a Hamilton, Ohio-based supplier of specialty stainless and high-temperature alloy sheet and coil, has promoted Chris Weber to the position of western regional branch manager. Weber has been working as the western regional manager for almost two years, recently playing an...

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American Piping Products adds to sales team

June 8, 2012

American Piping Products Inc., a St. Louis-based pipe supplier, has announced the addition of Jason Bernsen to its sales team. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, with a specialty as an oil and gas pipe supplier. Bernsen is a graduate of the University of Missouri system,...

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Constellium and Airbus sign multiyear agreement

May 29, 2012

Constellium, Issoire, France, has signed a multiyear agreement with Airbus, estimated at about $2 billion, to support all leading aircraft programs from Airbus and its parent company, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). Under the new agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus...

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Metallury for welders - TheFabricator.com

Metallurgy for welders

May 25, 2012 | By Keith Packard

The goal when welding any material is to change its microstructure as little as possible and to preserve its mechanical and chemical properties. To achieve this you must be able to determine its weldability, control the heat input, and prevent rapid cooling.

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American Piping Products earns spot in St. Louis Top 150

May 24, 2012

American Piping Products (APP), a piping distributor in Chesterfield, Mo., has earned the 99th spot on the St. Louis Business Journal's Top 150 Private Companies list. APP's revenue has grown from $63 million in 2009 to $150 million in 2011. CFO Matt Danis credits gain in market share and an...

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New members elected to MSCI board

May 24, 2012

Five metals industry leaders have been elected to the board of directors for the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), based in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Newly elected board members will serve two-year terms that begin July 1: <.li>Stephen E. Fuhrman, vice president, corporate mill...

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Dakota Tube to double workforce

May 24, 2012

Dakota Tube, Webster, S.D., has announced plans to hire 30 new workers. The company, a manufacturer of hydraulic tubing, currently employs 29 people....

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ArcelorMittal sells Skyline Steel, Astralloy in NAFTA region to Nucor

May 24, 2012

ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg, has announced the sale of its steel foundation distribution business in the NAFTA countries and the Caribbean, namely Skyline Steel and Astralloy, to Nucor Corp. for approximately $605 million. ArcelorMittal will continue to own and operate the foundation distribution...

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Utica Alloys moves two New York operations to one building

May 17, 2012

ELG Utica Alloys Inc. has announced plans to move its Rome, N.Y., and Utica, N.Y., operations into a larger, existing building in Herkimer, N.Y. The new location will recycle and process nickel-based superalloy scrap. Employees from the closed locations will move with the company. The move, which...

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Central Steel & Wire appoints new staff

May 17, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, has hired Philip Kennedy as director of sales – south region and has named Andrew Stewart as territory sales manager – Nashville. Kennedy has more than 25 years of experience in the metal service center industry. Based in Cincinnati, he is responsible for...

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