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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Gallatin Steel mourns loss of President Don Daily

March 17, 2009

Don B. Daily, 62, president of Gallatin Steel Co., passed away March 13 after a short illness. "Don was a significant source of the success of Gallatin Steel. He was an outstanding leader who brought...

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HRB prices in free fall

March 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for March 9 dropped 6.3 percent to $479 per ton (on a Euro basis, it dropped 6.5 percent), ex-works, for the 16th consecutive drop....

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RathGibson hires CFO

March 10, 2009

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Jon Smith as CFO. In his 30-year career, he has...

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RIOS Accreditation Program opens for scrap recyclers

March 10, 2009

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), Washington, D.C., has officially opened the RIOS Accreditation Program, which enables scrap recycling companies that implement the Recycling Industry...

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Greenville Tube launches redesigned Web site

March 9, 2009

Greenville Tube, a manufacturer of high-quality, small-diameter stainless steel and nickel alloy seamless and welded and drawn tubing, has announced the launch of its redesigned Web site at...

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AK Steel announces April 2009 surcharges

March 2, 2009

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $100 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in April 2009. April 2009 surcharges for the stainless steel products...

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U.S. Steel announces management changes at corporate headquarters

March 2, 2009

United States Steel Corp. today announced several management changes at its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. Deborah A. Grabe has been named general manager-processed products, replacing Anton...

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HRB prices down to 2005 levels

February 25, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™Chinese HRB ex-works price for Feb. 23rd plummeted 8.6 percent to $436 per ton for the second consecutive decline. The World export HRB price dropped 5.1 percent...

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U.S. Steel names VP – tubular operations

February 24, 2009

United States Steel Corp. announced today that Douglas R. Matthews has been appointed vice president-tubular operations and president of the company's U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc. subsidiary...

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HRB prices revisit the bottom

February 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™United States hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 9th dropped 3.5 percent to $554 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the 13th consecutive decline. The...

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Sandvik Decorex wins design award

February 10, 2009

Sandvik Decorex™, produced by Sandvik Materials Technology in Sandviken, Sweden, has won a Materialica Design + Technology Award for 2008, presented at the Materialica Trade Fair in Munich,...

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Metals Supply Co. appoints president

February 10, 2009

Metals Supply Co. Ltd., Houston-based subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., has named John Hess as president. Hess has more than 27 years of steel service center industry experience, the last...

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HRB prices plumbing the bottom

January 28, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™World export HRB price for January 26 dropped 4.6 percent to $480 per ton, FOB the port of export, after rising the last reported period. The United States HRB...

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HRB price downdraft bottoming

January 14, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™Western European HRB price for Jan. 12 fell 4.7 percent to $549 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 0.7 percent), ex-works, for the 12th consecutive time. The...

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Monarch Steel adds light-gauge slitter to Alabama facility

January 13, 2009

Monarch Steel Co. Inc., a Cleveland-based supplier of flat hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, and coated products, has increased the production capacity of its Decatur, Ala., facility with the...

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