Metals/Materials

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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Utica Alloys moves two New York operations to one building

May 17, 2012

ELG Utica Alloys Inc. has announced plans to move its Rome, N.Y., and Utica, N.Y., operations into a larger, existing building in Herkimer, N.Y. The new location will recycle and process nickel-based superalloy scrap. Employees from the closed locations will move with the company. The move, which...

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Central Steel & Wire appoints new staff

May 17, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, has hired Philip Kennedy as director of sales – south region and has named Andrew Stewart as territory sales manager – Nashville. Kennedy has more than 25 years of experience in the metal service center industry. Based in Cincinnati, he is responsible for...

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Speaker Boehner visits United Performance Metals - TheFabricator.com

Speaker Boehner visits United Performance Metals

May 16, 2012

U. S. House Speaker John Boehner spent time on May 11 with staff of United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, as well as 30 other local business leaders, to discuss current issues and obstacles they are facing in the area of job creation. Boehner opened up the floor to questions from...

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Gerdau to make $50 million investment at Minnesota mill

May 11, 2012

Long steel producer Gerdau has announced plans to invest $50 million to replace the continuous caster at its St. Paul, Minn., mill. The investment will increase special bar quality capacity by 100,000 short tons and increase the mill's total capacity to 550,000 short tons. The new caster will...

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TMK IPSCO breaks ground in Texas

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has begun development of a 69,000-sq.-ft. facility in Odessa, Texas. Consisting of two main buildings, the new facility will host ULTRA™ Premium connection manufacturing, including both pipe preprocessing and threading. The...

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TMK IPSCO hires new COO

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, Ill., the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has appointed Dave Mitch to the position of senior vice president and COO. In this newly created role, Mitch is responsible for all manufacturing, supply chain, and quality functions within the company....

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Metals industry accelerator helps plan inventory, pricing

May 10, 2012

Crowe Horwath LLP has released a new version of the Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012. The update works with the company's latest generation of ERP technology, with processes that are configured for the metals industry, including producers, processors, fabricators,...

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Enhancing the surface to combat equipment wear - TheFabricator.com

Enhancing the surface to combat equipment wear

May 8, 2012 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

Equipment wears as it’s used, particularly in heavy applications such as extracting natural resources from the earth. Surface welding used to repair and strengthen equipment helps prevent costly downtime.

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Independence Tube reopens after tornado damage

May 3, 2012

One year after sustaining major damage from an EF-5 tornado, the Decatur, Ala., location of Independence Tube Corp. has re-opened for business. The company produces structural steel tubing at locations throughout North America....

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Gibbs Wire & Steel establishes new website

May 3, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a metal service center based in Southington, Conn., has launched a new website at www.gibbswire.com. The new website will enable metals buyers to access tools and technical information to help in the purchasing process. The site includes a list of finished coil stock,...

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MidWest Materials CEO receives award for service, leadership - TheFabricator.com

MidWest Materials CEO receives award for service, leadership

May 2, 2012

MidWest Materials CEO Brian Robbins has received the President's Award from the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD), Chicago, for his commitment and leadership to the association and the steel industry. Other recipients of the award this year were Andy Gross, CEO of Alliance Steel LLC, and...

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World export and Western Europe HRB prices up slightly; flat in China, down in U.S.

April 25, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for April 23 increased 0.9 percent to $651 per ton, FOB the port of export, after falling two consecutive times. The Western European HRB price increased 0.1 percent to $681 per ton (on a Euro basis, it was down 0.2 percent), ex-works, after...

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Ryerson to create 44 jobs in North Carolina

April 19, 2012

Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc., Chicago, will expand its presence in Pikeville, N.C., by moving into a second building. The company plans to create 44 jobs and invest $3 million over the next three years. The project was made possible in part by a $100,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund....

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Ultra Tech adds two new staff positions

April 16, 2012

Ultra Tech Machinery has announced that it has filled two newly created positions on its staff. Jim Minerovic has been hired as operations manager. He spent 10 years at Alcoa in various managerial roles and has years of experience in the implementation of production and quality systems. In this...

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Lock Joint Tube to expand in Indiana

April 13, 2012

Lock Joint Tube has announced plans to expand its Walnut Street facility in South Bend, Ind. The $8 million expansion is expected to create up to 11 new jobs....

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