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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Nucor to purchase Marion Steel assets

April 18, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Marion Steel Co. for a cash purchase price of approximately $113 million. Finalization of...

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Nucor, U.S. Steel praise antidumping relief extension

April 14, 2005

Nucor Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. today praised the decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to extend the antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspension agreement covering...

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Pico Chemical updates Web site

April 12, 2005

Pico Chemical Corp. has redesigned and updated its Web site. New information includes recent company-authored magazine articles, technical papers, and new technology products in the company's...

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Kaiser Aluminum names operations, sales executives

April 12, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum has named Douglas Campbell as operations manager of the company's Greenwood, S.C., aluminum forge operation and Tom Davenport as southeastern regional sales manager for custom...

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ISG stockholders approve merger with Mittal Steel

April 12, 2005

Stockholders of International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) voted to approve the proposed merger of ISG and Mittal Steel Company N.V. at a special meeting held today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time in New...

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Greer Steel appoints Dover plant engineer

April 12, 2005

Greer Steel has appointed Robert L. Bates as plant engineer of the company's Dover, Ohio, facility.A registered professional engineer, Bates has more than 24 years' engineering experience. His...

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ISG restarts Burns Harbor plate mill

April 7, 2005

International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has announced the successful restart of its 110-inch plate mill, located at the company's Burns Harbor facility in Burns Harbor, Ind. ISG announced plans to...

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Alcan opens fabricating plant

April 4, 2005

Alcan Inc. today announced the opening of its automotive bumper fabricating plant in Saguenay, Quebec. At full capacity, the plant will have an annual production capability of one million bumper...

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Nucor hires international business development GM

April 4, 2005

Nucor Corp. today announced that Richard Wechsler is joining the company as general manager of international business development. In his new position, Mr. Wechsler will report to Joe Rutkowski,...

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U.S. Steel announces Gary Works investment

April 1, 2005

United States Steel Corporation today announced the details of its plan to rebuild its Gary Works' No. 13 blast furnace, which was constructed in 1974 and relined in 1991. Upon completion of the...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh names president, COO

March 29, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has announced that Harry L. Page will assume the new position of president and COO, effective April 1, 2005. James G. Bradley will continue as chairman of the board and...

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AK Steel receives dual awards from Toyota

March 28, 2005

AK Steel has earned dual supplier awards from Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. The awards for 2004 performance, Superior in Quality and Superior in Delivery, were presented March 23 at...

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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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