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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HRB prices up worldwide

December 16, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for Dec. 13 soared 13.6 percent to $702 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the second consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 4.0 percent to $619 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the second consecutive increase. The...

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Marmon/Keystone announces management appointments

December 13, 2010

Jennifer Wetzel has joined Marmon/Keystone's corporate office, Butler, Pa., as an accountant with responsibility for various accounting procedures, plus year-end and month-end closings. With 13 years of accounting experience, Wetzel earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Clarion University....

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Nucor partners with The Dylan Ratigan Show to focus on America's future

December 7, 2010

Nucor Corp. and The Dylan Ratigan Show are partnering for a series of programs focused on solutions to the most pressing problems facing America today. Titled Steel on Wheels, these programs will originate from communities across the country and tackle issues vital to fixing our nation's problems....

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RoHS-compliant construction tubing offered - TheFabricator.com

RoHS-compliant construction tubing offered

December 6, 2010

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 990-AL construction tubing for tube clamp connectors as part of its new line of tube connection and conveyor components. The RoHS-compliant tubing comes in inch sizes in round versions, and in metric sizes in both round and square versions. It is offered in...

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U.S. Steel, Kobe Steel joint venture investment to create 500 temporary, 80 full-time jobs

December 2, 2010

United States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel Ltd. announced today that they have reached an agreement for their joint venture, PRO-TEC Coating Company in Leipsic, Ohio, to begin construction on a continuous annealing line at the facility. The project is expected to increase the joint venture's...

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AK Steel announces price increase for carbon steel products

December 1, 2010

AK Steel announced Nov. 30 that it is increasing current spot market base prices for all carbon flat-rolled steel products effective immediately with new orders. Base prices for carbon-flat-rolled products are increasing by $40 per ton. The company said that the price increase is in response to...

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Ryerson announces new Iowa plate processing center

November 30, 2010

Ryerson Inc., a processor and distributor of metals in North America and China has announced that it is opening a plate processing center in Eldridge, Iowa. The 175,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin operations in July 2011. The processing capabilities include laser cutting, plasma and...

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Marmon/Keystone hosts open house - TheFabricator.com

Marmon/Keystone hosts open house

November 29, 2010

More than 100 customers and visitors from Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota attended an open house celebration at Marmon/Keystone's Sioux Falls, S.D., facility. Ed Day, Chicago district manager, along with management personnel from corporate and Chicago, gave the visitors a tour of the...

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Goodfellow names group business development manager - TheFabricator.com

Goodfellow names group business development manager

November 29, 2010

Goodfellow, a global supplier of metals and materials for research and specialized manufacturing in Oakdale, Pa., has appointed Martyn Lewis as group business development manager. He assumes international sales and marketing responsibilities with the worldwide Goodfellow Group of Companies....

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Greer Steel hires Midwest sales rep

November 29, 2010

Greer Steel Co., Dover, Ohio, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel, has named Nick Pauly as a sales representative for its Midwest region. Pauly has worked in the cold-rolled strip steel business for more than 30 years. Before joining the company, he was regional manager for Thompson Steel....

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Plymouth Tube receives AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

November 29, 2010

Plymouth Tube Co.'s West Monroe, La., tubing mill has received a 2010 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. The mill was chosen for excellence in its seamless and welded stainless steel tube production operations. The mill manufactures XtraLowStress® stainless steel feedwater heater tubing, which...

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MST Seamless Tube & Pipe increases work force

November 15, 2010

MST Seamless Tube & Pipe, South Lyon, Mich., has increased its work force to near-record levels after a solid three-month period of strong sales. The manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube has had a recent hiring surge that brings its total number of hourly and...

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SSAB to establish R&D facility in China

October 25, 2010

SSAB, Stockholm, Sweden, will build a research and development facility in Kunshan, China, as part of a strategy to establish a strong footprint in Asia. The center will focus on workshop expertise and application development of high-strength steels. Chinese customers will receive training on how...

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Timken to increase prices on special bar quality products

October 25, 2010

The Timken Co. has announced it is increasing base prices on all special bar quality (SBQ) products by $30 per ton. These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on Dec. 1, 2010, and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges will remain in effect....

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USW applauds final ITC vote for duties on seamless pipe China imports

October 18, 2010

The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded the 6-0 affirmative vote October 15 by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on a joint petition with U.S. pipe makers against China imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel line and pressure pipe. "This is the sixth successful trade case against...

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