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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Alpha Steel takes on Macsteel Service Centers USA name

January 4, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc. announced today that its recent acquisition, Alpha Steel, a distributor of hot rolled and structural steel products in the Midwest, will now operate under the name...

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Mittal Steel announces ISG, Ispat Inland merger

December 23, 2005

Mittal Steel Company N.V. (Mittal Steel) has announced that its wholly owned U.S. operating subsidiaries, Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (ISG) and Ispat Inland Inc. (Inland) will merge.Under the proposed...

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High-Tek Tube earns ISO certification

December 13, 2005

High-Tek Tube Corp., Littleton, Colo., has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality system and procedures. The company says the achievement is part of its long-term commitment to customer...

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Mueller Industries to produce copper tube in China

December 12, 2005

Mueller Industries Inc. announced today that it has acquired a 50.5 percent joint venture interest in China to manufacture copper tube, primarily to serve the Chinese domestic OEM air conditioning...

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IPSCO honored for manufacturing performance excellence

December 1, 2005

IPSCO Inc.'s Alabama Steelworks has been named one of the winners of the 2005 Alabama Quality Awards. The Alabama Productivity Center and the Alabama Technology Network presented IPSCO with its...

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Carpenter Special Products Corp. acquired, renamed

November 30, 2005

WHI Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has announced its acquisition of Carpenter Special Products Corp., a manufacturer of precision engineered metal components and assemblies. As...

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John P. Surma Jr. elected U. S. Steel chairman

November 29, 2005

United States Steel Corp. announced today that the board of directors has elected John P. Surma Jr. chairman of the board, effective February 1, 2006. Surma succeeds Thomas J. Usher, who will retire...

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Mittal Steel announces acquisitions

November 28, 2005

Mittal Steel Company N.V., a global steel producer, announced Nov. 25 that it has completed its acquisition of 93.02 percent of Kryvorizhstal.Under the terms of the share purchase agreement,...

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Ryerson Tull appoints director

November 23, 2005

The Board of Directors of Ryerson Tull Inc. has appointed Dennis J. Keller to the company's board of directors.Keller is chairman of the board of DeVry Inc. and DeVry University Inc. DeVry Inc. is...

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Timken increases specialty steel prices

November 22, 2005

Timken Latrobe Steel, a subsidiary of The Timken Co., has announced a price increase of 3 percent to 8 percent on all remelted aerospace alloys. The price change is effective immediately on all new...

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Commercial Metals Co. acquires rebar fabricator

November 17, 2005

Commercial Metals Co, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Norfolk, Va.-based Hall-Hodges Co., a reinforcing steel fabricator. Hall-Hodges, which ...

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AK Steel announces December surcharges

November 17, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $228 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in December 2005. The company also has advised its electrical...

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Howard Precision Metals announces promotions

November 8, 2005

Howard Precision Metals Inc., Milwaukee, has promoted James Schumacher to vice president-purchasing and Kimberly A. Anderson to vice president-sales and marketing.Schumacher has been with the company...

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Kaiser Aluminum to expand Trentwood, Wash., facility

November 1, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum has announced an expansion at its Trentwood, Wash., rolling mill to address the significant growth in demand for fabricated aluminum products. The $75 million expansion is slated to...

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Commercial Metals names new CEO, CMC Steel Group

October 27, 2005

Commercial Metals Co. has announced that Russell B. Rinn, currently COO of the CMC Steel Group, has been appointed president and CEO of the CMC Steel Group effective January 26, 2006.Rinn has been...

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