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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Marmon/Keystone Canada creates stainless division

June 28, 2010

Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc., Burlington, Ont., has launched Specialty Steels as a separate division of the company to handle all stainless pipe, tube, flanges, fittings, and bar in the province. Marmon/Keystone in Ontario now focuses on carbon products only. "Establishing Specialty Steels as...

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Hydro Aluminum expands extrusion fabrication, machining services at Missouri plant

June 28, 2010

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion North America unit has invested significant capital and personnel in its Monett, Mo., extrusion facility. This investment is part of the company's long-term strategy to build its portfolio of services for the central region to include second-stage manufacturing processes:...

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Automotive Applications Council of AISI’s SMDI wins American Metal Market’s 2010 Award for Steel Excellence

June 23, 2010

The Automotive Applications Council (AAC) of the American Iron and Steel Institute's (AISI) Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has been named the winner of the American Metal Market's 2010 Award for Steel Excellence in the environmental responsibility/stewardship category. Lawrence W....

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HRB prices fall 2.3% to 8.6% in Western Europe, China, U.S., and World

June 17, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for June 14 fell 2.3 percent to $711 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 2.5 percent), ex-works, for the second consecutive decline. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped 3.2 percent percent to $517 per ton for the third...

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Hydro Aluminum names new leader for North American extrusion business

June 14, 2010

Matthew Dionne has taken over leadership of Hydro Aluminum's North American extrusion business in Linthicum, Md. The company has reorganized its extrusion business, dividing its Extrusion Americas unit into two new sectors. Dionne is president of Extrusion North America, while Extrusion South...

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HRB prices down 1.9% to 5.6% in Western Europe, U.S., World, and China

May 27, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for May 24 fell 1.9 percent to $728 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.9 percent), ex-works, after being flat two weeks ago. The United States HRB spot price was down 2.1 percent to $760 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after 11...

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HRB price surge stalls: U.S. up 0.5%; Western Europe flat; World down 0.3%; China down 1.2%

May 12, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for May 10 was up 0.5 percent to $776 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the eleventh consecutive increase. The Western European HRB price remained flat at $742 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 4.7 percent), ex-works, after...

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Horizon Steel expands to new facility

May 3, 2010

Horizon Steel has announced an expansion of its Illinois operations through the acquisition of the former MC Steel Co.'s equipment and facility in Wheeling. In addition to a 72-in. cut-to-length line, a 24-in. slitting line with deburring capabilities, a sheared blanking line, and a second...

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HRB price surge moderates

April 29, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for April 26 surged 6.3 percent to $742 per ton (on a Euro basis, it surged 8.8 percent), ex-works, for the fifth consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price was up 3.2 percent to $772 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for...

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Marmon/Keystone announces staff changes

April 27, 2010

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has promoted Vernon R. Donaldson to manager of material requirements planning. He began his career in 1998 as branch service correspondent at the East Butler service center. He advanced through several purchasing positions, and in 2008 he was named a buyer at the...

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Feralloy President Roger B. Sippey retires after 42 years with the company

April 27, 2010

Feralloy Corp., a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., has announced that effective March 31, 2010, Roger B. Sippey retired from the company. Sippey served as president and CEO since August of 2007. Carlos M. Rodriguez-Borjas assumed the role of company president and chief operating officer...

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Main Steel Polishing sells Arlington, Texas, facility

April 12, 2010

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., has sold its Arlington, Texas, facility to TSA Processing of Houston. TSA, a nonferrous metals toll processor, approached Main Steel with an offer to acquire the Arlington facility to expand TSA's market footprint into the Dallas-Fort Worth area....

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Acero Prime announces investment in Ramos Arizpe, Coah. Mexico

March 30, 2010

Acero Prime, in a joint venture between Feralloy Corp., U.S. Steel, and Mitsui USA, has announced an investment to expand operations at its Ramos Arizpe, Mexico facility. The investment includes 55,000 sq. ft. of building expansion and the acquisition of a new multi-blanking Line to service the...

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United Performance Metals approved for laser processing of GE parts

March 15, 2010

United Performance Metals, a supplier of specialty stainless steel and high-temperature alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has received special process approval from GE Aviation covering the laser machining and cutting of parts. The addition of the approval allows the company to expand the scope of its...

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HRB prices rise

March 10, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for March 8 surged 5.4 percent to $706 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price surged 4.2 percent to $625 per ton (on a Euro basis, it was up 4.5 percent) for the...

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