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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Aluminum USA 2005 to stress innovation

February 8, 2005

The biennial Aluminum USA 2005 Show and Conference will take place at Chicago's McCormick Place Complex on March 7–:10, 2005, under the theme "World-Beating Manufacturing Through Aluminum...

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Alcan appoints executive vice president

February 3, 2005

Alcan Inc. has announced that Michael Hanley has been appointed executive vice president of the company and is joining the Office of the President. Hanley will retain his responsibilities as president...

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AISI elects new chairman, vice chairmen

January 26, 2005

The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected John P. Surma, Jr., president and CEO of United States Steel Corp., to a one-year term as AISI chairman. In this...

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AK Steel names senior vice presidents

January 24, 2005

AK Steel has named David C. Horn and John F. Kaloski senior vice presidents. Horn is the corporation's general counsel and secretary, and Kaloski oversees the safety, operations, quality assurance,...

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AK Steel announces February surcharges

January 14, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $196 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped February 2005, a decrease of $9 from January's surcharge of...

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Nucor announces joint venture with Ambassador Steel

January 12, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ambassador Steel Corp. to form Nufab Rebar LLC, a rebar fabrication joint venture that will grow through both greenfield projects...

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Dofasco receives Canadian environmental program certification

January 11, 2005

Dofasco construction products steel has been certified to Environment Canada's Environmental Choice® Program and now carries the EcoLogo® symbol.The company's construction steel (galvanized...

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Triple-S Steel acquires structural steel distributor

January 11, 2005

Triple-S Steel has acquired R&S Steel, a western U.S. structural steel products distributor.R&S has more than 70 employees at its Denver and Lehi, Utah, locations and provides a full range of products...

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Pico Chemical hires sales representative

January 11, 2005

Pico Chemical Corp. has hired Matt Freitag as a sales representative in its southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois territory.Freitag has more than 15 years' outside sales experience in the chemical,...

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Nucor to purchase Fort Howard Steel's Oak Creek, Wis., assets

January 10, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Fort Howard Steel Inc.'s Oak Creek, Wis., operations. The finalization of the acquisition...

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Ryerson Tull completes Integris Metals acquisition

January 4, 2005

On January 4, Ryerson Tull announced the completion of the acquisition of Integris Metals Inc. from its shareholders, Alcoa Inc. Ryerson Tull purchased all of the equity interest in Integris for $410...

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ISG to restart Indiana plate mill

December 20, 2004

International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has announced plans to restart its idled 110-inch plate mill located at the company's facility in Burns Harbor, Ind. The mill is expected to begin production early...

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AK Steel announces January surcharges

December 16, 2004

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $205 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in January 2005, an increase of $52 from December's surcharge...

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SSAB Tunnplt introduces new HSS

December 7, 2004

SSAB Tunnplåt, a developer of advanced high-strength steels, has announced its latest ultrahigh-strength, dual-phase steel, Dogal 800 DPX, a hot-dip galvanized steel that can be rebent without...

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AK Steel announces carbon steel price increase

December 3, 2004

AK Steel has announced that it will increase base prices for all its carbon, flat-rolled steel products by $50 per ton, effective with shipments on and after Jan. 1. The increase applies to steel...

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