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 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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Algoma Steel withdraws from Stelco process

February 10, 2005

Ontario-based Algoma Steel Inc. has announced that it does not intend to submit a binding offer for Stelco Inc. Algoma had been engaged in due diligence and in discussions with Stelco and its...

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Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group acquires Protechno S.A.

February 8, 2005

Handy & Harmon's Precious Metals Group has acquired Protechno S.A., a French manufacturer and distributor of brazing and soldering materials, including standard alloys and specialty products like...

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Hydro Aluminum appoints architectural sales manager

February 8, 2005

Hydro Aluminum North America has appointed Edward Woods as architectural sales manager.Woods is responsible for sales and marketing for the patio door program at the company's Cassville, Mo.,...

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Aluminum finds new use

February 8, 2005

Anheuser-Busch has launched new aluminum bottles for its Michelob, Michelob Light, and Anheuser World Select beers. The aluminum-bottled beers are available at select bars and clubs in Atlanta;...

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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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