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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Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals moves corporate headquarters

January 24, 2012

Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals Inc., a manufacturer of strip, foil, and wire products, has announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to a new facility in North Haven, Conn. The company's former location sustained severe damage in Hurricane Irene. The new, energy-efficient...

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Scott Stainless Steel moves to larger facility

January 19, 2012

Scott Stainless Steel Inc. has moved to a facility in Northbrook, Ill., doubling its space and providing room for expansion. The company distributes flat-rolled stainless steel, coil, and sheet. It stocks Types 304, 304L, 316L, 430, 409, and 201 in all standard finishes in thicknesses from 10 to...

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Plymouth Tube announces changes to leadership team

January 19, 2012

Plymouth Tube, Warrenville, Ill., has named David Barnes to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO). He has served as vice president of finance and administration since 2006. Before joining the company, he worked in the metals industry for 30 years in positions including finance and...

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O'Neal Industries acquires Iowa Laser Technology

January 16, 2012

O’Neal Industries, a family-owned metals service center in Birmingham, Ala., has announced the acquisition of Iowa Laser Technology Inc., a manufacturer of fabricated metal assemblies and components in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Joe Barber, president of Iowa Laser, continues to oversee the company's...

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HRB prices consolidate gains

January 11, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ U.S. spot HRB price for January 9 rose 3.6 percent to $802 per ton, FOB the mill, for the fourth consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 1.6 percent to $629 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive time. The Western European HRB...

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Greer upgrades four rolling mills

January 10, 2012

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, a producer of cold-rolled steel strip to customer specifications, has completed significant upgrades on its 30-, 22-, and 18-in. rolling mills and its wire mill. The most significant upgrades were to the 30-in. rolling mill, including the following structural and...

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Mid-West Materials completes expansion with massive stretch leveling system

January 9, 2012

In a ceremony marking the final phase of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar expansion, Mid-West Materials Inc. unveiled North America's largest Leveltek stretch leveling system. This addition to the company's 240,000-sq.-ft. facility, which includes cut-to-length lines, levelers, slitters, and...

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Marmon/Keystone promotes president, vice president

January 9, 2012

Marmon/Keystone, a wholesale distributor of tubular products in Butler, Pa., has announced the promotion of two executives. J.T. "Tim" Spatafore, former executive vice president of branch operations, has been named president of Marmon/Keystone LLC. He joined the company in 1973 and has served as a...

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New River Gorge Bridge

Building bridges

January 9, 2012


Some fabricators and educators are fascinated by bridges. Bridges come in many different types, and diverse materials are used to build them.

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Nucor announces plan to close Nuconsteel

January 5, 2012

Nucor Corp. announced today that it will exit the business of fabricating light gauge steel framing and therefore will close its Nuconsteel division. Nuconsteel has operations in Denton, Texas, and Dallas, Georgia. Nucor entered the residential and commercial light gauge steel framing business in...

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Coated stainless steel strip designed for electronic component manufacturers

December 14, 2011

Sandvik has introduced Sandvik Santronic™, a coated stainless steel strip designed for electronic component manufacturers. It can serve as an alternative material for postprocessed electroplated parts in stainless steel or copper-based alloys. The strip offers high-purity, thin-coated layers of...

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Wise Metals Group hires CFO

December 6, 2011

Monte D. Schaefer has joined Wise Metals Group, Muscle Shoals, Ala., as CFO. Schaefer worked previously at Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp., Nashville, where he was vice president of finance and controller. Before working in the aluminum industry, he was director of operations and finance for...

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MSCI forms Red Metals division

November 21, 2011

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Schaumburg, Ill., has added a Copper and Brass Specialty Division. "This is the natural evolution of our organization," said MSCI President and CEO M. Robert Weidner III. "We strive to serve the networking, educational, advocacy, and research needs of...

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Marmon/Keystone establishes value-added processing center

November 7, 2011

Marmon/Keystone has opened a new Southeast regional value-added processing center at its branch in Charlotte, N.C. The center handles value-added service transactions for the Charlotte; Atlanta; Orlando, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Houston; and Fort Worth, Texas, branches. The company, a distributor...

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Stainless steel seamless tubing designed for hydraulic, instrumentation applications

October 31, 2011

Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced a line of quality-assured domestic and nondomestic 316/316L stainless steel seamless tubing for hydraulic and instrumentation applications. The line is designed for systems processing harsh media or in corrosive environments where the safety, integrity, and...

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