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APMI to host metal additive manufacturing program Oct. 13

September 13, 2016

APMI Intl., a nonprofit professional society that promotes the advancement of powder metallurgy and particulate materials as a science, will offer a technical program on Oct. 13, 2016, in Ridgway, Pa., featuring presentations on metal additive manufacturing (AM).Topics will include an update on...

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Grade designations for sheet metals

September 12, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

If you are involved in the metal fabricating or forming business, you need sheet metal to get the job done. Do you know the specifics related to what the sheet metal is called? This guide helps fabricators to understand just what they are working with.

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USITC announces determinations concerning cold-rolled steel flat product imports

September 7, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has announced its determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, India, Korea, Russia, and the U.K., which the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are...

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United Performance Metals welcomes two new staff members

September 7, 2016

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a distributor of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys, has announced the addition of two new staff members.Joe Angelillo has joined the inside sales team as account manager. Madison Mutlu has joined the marketing...

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Smarter Alloys receives $1.1 million to fast-track the cars of the future

September 6, 2016

Smarter Alloys™ will receive up to $1.1 million from the government of Canada to develop advanced alloys for the automotive industry under the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP). The funding allows Smarter Alloys to apply its Multiple Memory Material™ technology to produce smart and...

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Alliance Steel adds stretcher leveler

September 1, 2016

Alliance Steel has added a new stretcher leveler to its coil processing equipment. The 72- by 240-in. line for 0.375-in.-thick material is located in Bedford Park, Ill., at the company’s main campus. “We are very excited to offer our customers laser-flat, stress-relieved material,” said Drew...

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Chicago Tube and Iron hires regional VP

August 31, 2016

Chicago Tube and Iron, Romeoville, Ill., has named Joseph Baucom as regional vice president. Working from the company’s Charlotte, N.C., operation, Baucom has 33 years of industry...

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The art and science of metals purchasing

August 31, 2016 | By Alan Bear, CPPM, CPP

Materials purchasing is both an art and a science. You need the knowledge and strategy to negotiate with intelligence. You need the art of relationship-building, including good ethics and solid integrity.

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Pacesetter Steel Service CEO named Mid-Market Rising Star

August 30, 2016

Aviva Leebow Wolmer, CEO of Pacesetter Steel Service Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is the recipient of the 2016 CEO Connection® Mid-Market Rising Star Award.Wolmer was responsible for creating Pacesetter University before transitioning first to vice president for people and subsequently executive vice...

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NCCA launches blog for coil coating, prepaint industry

August 18, 2016

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has launched a blog, Coat Notes, at The blog is designed to provide information on the changing needs of the coil coating (prepainted metals) industry, offer educational resources, increase awareness of the coil...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires new inside sales rep

August 17, 2016

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, has hired Michelle Roberts as inside sales representative. Roberts joined the company a year ago as part of the office...

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Mastering fundamentals opens opportunities for advancement

August 15, 2016 | By Bill Frahm

If a person in metal forming or fabricating understands the basics of metal properties and how that metal is formed to meet quality expectations, he or she shouldn’t have a problem keeping up with the rapid advancements in material development and machine tool technology.

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Gibbs Wire & Steel launches Spanish/English website

August 11, 2016

Gibbs Wire & Steel Inc., Southington, Conn., has launched a new Spanish and English language website to promote Gibbs Metals de Mexico, Queretaro, Mexico, which provides wire and strip products to manufacturers in Mexico, Central America, and South America. The website at

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Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions breaks ground in Kentucky

August 10, 2016

Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel Ltd., has broken ground on a production facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The plant will manufacture and sell aluminum bumper beam material and car frame material for the automotive industry in the U.S. Fabrication...

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Metro Alloys names director of scrap management

August 9, 2016

East Point, Ga.-based Metro Alloys Inc., a buyer, processor, and broker of industrial scrap metals, has announced the addition of Abby Frank to its leadership team. As director of scrap management, he works with the company’s ferrous and nonferrous operations. Frank has nearly 20 years of...

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