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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Precision Strip president retires

January 9, 2007

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has announced that Tom Compton, president of its wholly-owned subsidiary Precision Strip Inc., has retired, effective Dec. 31, 2006. Joe Wolf, vice president of...

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Nucor to purchase Harris Steel Group

January 2, 2007

Nucor Corp. announced that it has agreed to make a tender offer for all of the shares of Harris Steel Group Inc. at C$46.25 per share. This tender offer will remain open for a minimum of 35 calendar...

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Automotive companies applaud ITC decision

December 14, 2006

The six largest automobile companies with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. applauded today's decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to revoke anti-dumping and countervailing...

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HFOT home built at METALCON

December 12, 2006

Organizers of METALCON Intl. donated a new steel-framed home to U.S. Army SSG Paul Russell "Russ" Marek and his family at the show last fall.The three-bedroom, ADA-compliant structure was built inside...

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Stainless Sales appoints sales manager

December 12, 2006

Stainless Sales Corp., Chicago, has named Dennis Spitz as sales manager. Spitz is responsible for organizing and coordinating all sales throughout the U.S.Spitz has a bachelor's degree in management...

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ISRI releases anti-scrap-theft recommendations

December 12, 2006

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' (ISRI) Scrap Theft Task Force has released a list of recommendations titled "Recommended Practices and Procedures for Minimizing the Risks of Purchasing...

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Structural steel industry projects continued growth in 2007

December 11, 2006

Demand for structural steel on construction projects in the U.S. will continue to grow in 2007, according to industry forecasts. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) projects a growth...

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U.S. Steel executives to retire in February

December 7, 2006

United States Steel Corporation Chairman and CEO John P. Surma has announced that Dan D. Sandman has elected to retire in February 2007 as the company's vice chairman and chief legal and...

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AK Steel announces January electrical, stainless surcharges

December 5, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $150 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in January 2007. January 2007 surcharges for the various stainless...

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IPSCO completes NS Group acquisition

December 4, 2006

IPSCO Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of NS Group Inc., a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield tubular goods, following a favorable vote by NS Group shareholders.This...

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Safety wins Swedish Steel Prize

November 30, 2006

The Swedish Steel Prize 2006 has been awarded to Italian companies Fiat and Wagon Automotive for developing an advanced safety component for the front doors of the newly launched Fiat Grande Punto....

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U. S. Steel announces management changes

November 29, 2006

United States Steel Corp. today announced three key management changes, effective Dec. 1. Anton Lukac has been named plant manager, Edgar Thomson Plant; Lisa A. Roudabush has been named plant manager,...

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Kennametal honors environmental health, safety excellence

November 28, 2006

Kennametal Inc., a global supplier of tooling, engineered components, and materials consumed in production processes, has presented its fifth annual Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence...

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HRB spot steel price weakness accelerates

November 15, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™has reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price fell $18 to $622 per ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh drop in a row. The world export HRB price for Nov. 13 also...

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Lackey earns WBE certification

November 7, 2006

Lackey Sheet Metal LLC, St. Louis, received notification from the City of St. Louis, Lambert Airport Authority that is has been certified as a Woman-owned business (WBE).The WBE certification allows...

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