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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Alcan completes Aluminium de Grece transaction

March 15, 2005

Alcan Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of its controlling interest in Aluminium de Grece (AdG) to Mytilineos Holdings S.A. and certain affiliated companies (Mytilineos). An...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh announces hot strip mill project

March 14, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. today announced it will add automatic roll changers at its 80-in. hot strip mill. The $14.5 million project, expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2005,...

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CITAC applauds bill to end "Byrd Amendment"

March 11, 2005

Members of the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) applauded Reps. Jim Ramstad (R-MN) and Clay Shaw (R-FL) for their introduction March 3 of HR 1121 that would repeal the "Continued...

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Nucor praises SIMA extension

March 10, 2005

Nucor Corp. praised the President and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gutierrez for extending and expanding the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system."We're pleased that the President fulfilled...

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U.S. Steel, ISG hail SIMA extension

March 10, 2005

United States Steel Corp. (U.S. Steel) and International Steel Group (ISG) welcomed the news that the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system will be extended and soon expanded to cover a...

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WCI Steel names vice president/CFO

March 1, 2005

WCI Steel Inc. announced today that Thomas J. Gentile has been named vice president and CFO, effective immediately.Gentile has served as the company's treasurer and acting CFO since November, 2003. ...

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AK Steel hires vice president, labor relations

March 1, 2005

AK Steel today said that Thomas F. McKenna has joined the company as vice president of labor relations. In this role, McKenna is responsible for the company's labor relations functions and its...

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Nucor creates new executive position

February 28, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that Joseph A. Rutkowski 's responsibilities have changed from executive vice president of business development North America to executive vice president of business...

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AK Steel makes Fortune®"Most Admired" list

February 25, 2005

AK Steel has been named as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortunemagazine. The listing appears in the March 7, 2005 edition of Fortune, a financial publication.According to Fortune,...

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U.S. Steel to build galvanizing facility in Slovakia

February 23, 2005

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it will build a new hot dip galvanizing (HDG) facility at the company's steelmaking operation in Slovakia—U.S. Steel Kosice (USSK). With an annual...

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Olympic Steel announces management changes

February 23, 2005

David A. Wolfort, president and COO of Olympic Steel Inc., announced today that Jerry Gea, regional vice president–eastern region, is retiring March 1. Gea's career spanned more than 35 years,...

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CITAC announces new management team

February 16, 2005

The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) has chosen The CMR Group, a Washington-based Public Affairs and Government Relations Consulting Firm, to serve as the new management arm of the...

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AK Steel announces March surcharges

February 16, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $214 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in March 2005, an increase of $18 from February's surcharge of...

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Alcan to acquire packaging plant in Poland

February 15, 2005

Alcan Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with the UK administrators of Parkside International to acquire the assets of Parkside's flexible food packaging plant in Zlotow, Poland.The...

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Auto suppliers applaud resolution on steel hearings

February 11, 2005

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) commended Rep. Joseph Knollenberg (R-Mich.) on February 10 for introducing in the House of Representatives HR 84, a resolution calling on the...

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