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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MMK reports record production at steel mill

January 26, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has reached a record 5 million metric tons in total production of cold and galvanized rolled products at its Mill 2000, which serves primarily the automotive industry, as well as household appliance producers and the construction industry....

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ThyssenKrupp expands Mexico facility

January 23, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Materials de Mexico S.A. de C.V., a unit of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA), has announced the expansion of its current blanking operations in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. The facility currently offers steel blanking and warehousing services for aluminum and steel products in the...

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Paul Mueller, founder of Paul Mueller Co., dies at age 99

January 22, 2015

Paul Mueller, founder of Paul Mueller Co., a stainless steel manufacturer in Springfield, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2015. Mueller began his career in 1938 as a salesman for Smith Heating in Springfield. He and co-worker Gordon Mann founded Mann & Mueller Heating and Sheet Metal Works in 1940. In 1943,...

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Sandmeyer Steel hires district sales manager for Canada

January 22, 2015

Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, a producer of stainless steel and nickel alloy plate products, has named Melanie Mitchell as district sales manager for Canada, replacing the retiring Adam Paterson, who served as the company’s manufacturer’s representative in Canada for more than 10 years....

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Ball participates in shared vision for aluminum sustainability

January 22, 2015

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), in collaboration with Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., and other aluminum industry firms, has introduced new, comprehensive criteria for a global standard for sustainable aluminum production that will further improve environmental, social, and governance...

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United Performance Metals hires account managers

January 21, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has announced the addition of Steve Haushalter and Adam Bland to its service center team in the position of account manager. The company is a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys available in sheet,...

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Texas Iron and Metal to begin stocking inventory in Louisiana

January 20, 2015

Texas Iron and Metal, Houston, has announced it will start stocking new inventory at its location in New Orleans. The Louisiana plant offers various sizes and grades of plates and tubing, including bulb flats; round and square steel, both hot-rolled and cold-rolled; standard I and wide-flange...

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NCI Building Systems completes acquisition of Centria

January 20, 2015

NCI Building Systems Inc., Houston, has acquired Centria, a provider of architectural insulated metal panel wall and roof systems and coil coating services. NCI Building Systems is an integrated manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry. The firm comprises a family...

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Outlook positive for prefabricated metal building industry

January 20, 2015

2015 has begun with all indication of continuation and expansion of the previous year’s booming construction growth. U.S construction starts are predicted to rise by 9 percent, an increase in the 2014 prediction of 5 percent according to the 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook. With construction...

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Aerodyne Alloys names material sourcing specialist

January 20, 2015

South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys has appointed John Nathan as material sourcing specialist. He is responsible for sourcing unique items to existing accounts in addition to developing new business opportunities. Nathan has 19 years of sales experience in high-temperature metals...

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Drexel Metals appoints national architectural manager

January 16, 2015

Louisville, Ky.-based Drexel Metals has promoted Geoff Elliott to the newly created position of national architectural manager. In this position, he develops relationships with the architectural community, roofing consultants, large contracting firms, and the company’s DM-ARM authorized...

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Metro Alloys achieves ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence

January 15, 2015

East Point, Ga.-based Metro Alloys Inc., a buyer, processor, and broker of industrial scrap metals, has announced its inclusion in the Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) Circle of Safety Excellence™, an industrywide initiative focused on improving operational safety for recycling businesses....

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Aleris attains qualification to supply Airbus from China

January 14, 2015

Cleveland-based Aleris has announced that its new rolling mill in Zhenjiang, China, has attained qualification to supply aluminum aerospace plate to Airbus. Aleris' facility in Koblenz, Germany, has supplied aluminum aerospace plate to Airbus for decades. Aleris Zhenjiang, which opened in early...

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HRB prices: Down throughout the world

January 14, 2015

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for January 12 declined 1.6 percent to $494 per ton for the sixth consecutive time. The U.S. HRB spot price fell 2.0 percent to $670 per metric ton for the fourth consecutive time. The Chinese HRB price fell 3.2 percent to #392 per ton for...

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Platts accepting nominations for 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards

January 13, 2015

Platts, a London-based global provider of metals, energy, petrochemical, and agriculture information, has announced it is accepting nominations through March 4, 2015, for the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards. The awards recognize companies and individuals that demonstrate best-of-class vision;...

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