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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ALSCO Metals Corp. sold to Aleris Intl.

October 5, 2005

Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm, today announced that one of its affiliated portfolio companies, ALSCO Metals Corp., has been sold for $150 million in cash to Aleris International...

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Macsteel acquires Alpha Processing

October 4, 2005

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., announced today that it is expanding its heavy gauge steel processing capabilities by acquiring the business and assets of Alpha Processing...

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Mittal Steel USA restarting Indiana plant blast furnace

September 30, 2005

Mittal Steel has decided to restart a blast furnace in East Chicago, Ind., at about the time another is going down in Cleveland.The moves are part of the company's ongoing effort to balance its supply...

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General Steel, Baotou Steel sign joint venture agreement

September 30, 2005

General Steel Holdings Inc., Tianjin, China, a manufacturer of hot-rolled steel sheets primarily for use in tractors, agricultural vehicles, and other specialty vehicles, today announced that the...

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Alcan to invest in Slovakian aluminum extrusion plant

September 29, 2005

Alcan Inc., Montreal, has announced that it plans to invest US$35 million in a new aluminum extrusion plant in Slovakia to produce profiles mostly for the building and construction sectors in Eastern...

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Timken to close Clinton, S.C., plant

September 22, 2005

The Timken Company has announced plans to close its Clinton, S.C., plant—with production being phased down over the next two years. The company said that the decision is part of an ongoing...

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December start-up for U.S. Steel's Gary blast furnace

September 20, 2005

United States Steel Corp. reported today that, based upon the updated rebuild schedule for the No. 14 blast furnace at Gary Works, the furnace is expected to be available for start-up in early...

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AK Steel announces October surcharges

September 15, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $154 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in October 2005. The company also has advised its electrical...

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Chaparral Steel announces appointment of vice presidents

September 13, 2005

Chaparral Steel Co., Midlothian, Texas, has announced the appointment of 11 vice presidents in conjunction with its spin-off from Texas Industries Inc.Cary D. Baetz has been elected vice president and...

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AK Steel, Tube City enter ferrous scrap purchase agreement

September 13, 2005

AK Steel has entered into an agency agreement with Tube City LLC, Glassport, Pa., to purchase ferrous scrap for all its steelmaking facilities.As part of the agreement, Tube City is responsible for...

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U.S. Steel's Granite City Works earns Ford's Q1 certification

August 30, 2005

United States Steel Corp.'s Granite City Works has earned Ford Motor Co.'s Bulk Materials Q1 quality certification. To achieve certification, Granite City Works had to demonstrate excellence in four...

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AK Steel announces PH steel price increase

August 30, 2005

AK Steel today announced that it is increasing base prices of its precipitation hardening (PH) stainless steel products by approximately 10 percent, effective with shipments on and after September 19,...

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AK Steel announces September surcharges

August 15, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $157 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in September 2005. The company also has advised its electrical...

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Conference focuses on materials

August 9, 2005

Five materials-related societies have joined forces to create Materials Science & Technology 2005 (MS&T '05), a technical gathering on the latest developments in materials research and applications....

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Kaiser Aluminum files reorganization plan

August 9, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Foothill Ranch, Calif., together with Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. and 19 of its subsidiaries, has filed a reorganization plan and a related disclosure statement in the U.S....

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