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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Lone Star Steel, Tubos Del Caribe end alliance early

June 29, 2005

Lone Star Technologies, Inc. has announced that its largest subsidiary, Lone Star Steel Co., and Tubos del Caribe, S.A. (Tubocaribe), a Colombian manufacturer of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and...

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CITAC: ITC decision again hurts steel consumers

June 23, 2005

Steel-consuming industries in the U.S. will continue to face disruptions in the steel market as a result the International Trade Commission's (ITC's) vote June 21 to continue import restrictions on...

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Hydro Aluminum N.A. appoints Sidney, Ohio, GM

June 14, 2005

Hydro Aluminum North America, Baltimore, has appointed Rob Abfall as general manager of its Sidney, Ohio, operations. He oversees all fabrication and assembly business at the location's two...

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Greer Steel names GM, Ferndale, Mich., facility

June 14, 2005

Greer Steel has named Curtis L. Lamar as general manager at its Ferndale, Mich., service center.A Michigan State graduate with a degree in metallurgy, Lamar has been a sales representative for the...

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Nucor acquires Marion Steel

June 6, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nucor Steel Marion Inc., has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Marion Steel Co. ("Marion") for a cash purchase...

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Timken to increase specialty steel prices

May 27, 2005

Timken Latrobe Steel, a subsidiary of The Timken Co., announced it would increase prices by 5 to 10 percent on all remelted aerospace alloys, air melt stainless steel, and tool steel grades. The price...

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Alcan employee is "Best Communications Executive"

May 23, 2005

Alcan Inc. has announced that its vice president of corporate communications, Elisabeth Vassallucci, has received the International Business Award for "Best Communications Executive" in 2004....

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AK Steel announces June surcharges

May 16, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $213 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in June 2005. The company also has advised its electrical steel...

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AISC releases new steel specification

May 10, 2005

The American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. (AISC) has announced the pending release of the 2005 "Specification for Structural Steel Buildings." The new document is expected to form the basis...

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AK Steel's Rockport Works reaches safety milestone

May 10, 2005

AK Steel has announced that employees of its Rockport, Indiana Works have surpassed 1,000 clear days without experiencing a single lost-time or restricted-activity injury. The safety milestone was...

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Mittal Steel USA idling blast furnaces

May 6, 2005

Mittal Steel USA is taking steps to match its output with inventory adjustments occurring in the markets that it serves, the company says. On May 5, the company started cooling the C-6 furnace at its...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh to idle No. 1 blast furnace

May 3, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. today announced that it will idle its No. 1 blast furnace permanently on Thursday, May 5. The shutdown will end more than 100 years of service by one of the oldest...

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U.S. Steel names COO, announces management changes

April 26, 2005

United States Steel Corporation today announced that John H. Goodish has been elected executive vice president and COO, reporting to John P. Surma, Jr., president and CEO. In his new position, Goodish...

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Macsteel Service Centers acquires Alpha Steel

April 19, 2005

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc. announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of PHA Steel LLC, operating under the brand name Alpha Steel, a privately owned steel service center...

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Nucor to purchase Marion Steel assets

April 18, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Marion Steel Co. for a cash purchase price of approximately $113 million. Finalization of...

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