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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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United Performance Metals announces promotion at its Hamilton, Ohio, location

September 17, 2013

United Performance Metals, a family of companies supplying stainless, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar, has announced the promotion of Dawn Haire to the position of inside sales manager at its Hamilton, Ohio, location. In this role, she is responsible for...

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Complete Heat Treating acquires Wisconsin Steel assets

September 12, 2013

Complete Heat Treating LLC, Milwaukee, has completed its acquisition of all assets and equipment of the former Wisconsin Steel Industries Inc., purchased in 2011. Key personnel also have been relocated. All equipment from both companies has been consolidated at the 65,000-sq.-ft. Complete...

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United Performance Metals promotes two staff members

September 9, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has promoted Brian Bick to director of sales and Brian Romans to director of business operations. Bick has been with the company for 15 years, with experience in sales and process improvement. Romans brings experience in the specialty metals market,...

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United Performance Metals installs slitting line

September 5, 2013

United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar in Hamilton, Ohio, has added an 18-in. turret head slitter that can slit coils from 0.020 to 0.125 in. thick. The slitter features a pressure bar system that eliminates scratching...

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United Performance Metals announces promotion

September 5, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced the promotion of Kathy Esquerra to the position of inside sales manager for its La Mirada, Calif., facility. She served previously as regional account manager. The United Performance Metals family of companies supplies stainless, nickel,...

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Penn Stainless Products establishes partnership with metals corrosion consultant

August 28, 2013

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., a distributor and processor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products, has announced a collaborative partnership with "Dr. Metals," Hira Ahluwalia, PhD, a scientist, metallurgist, materials and corrosion consultant, and...

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Inductoheat names process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor

August 22, 2013

Inductoheat Inc., a provider of induction heating technologies in Madison Heights, Mich., has promoted Sean Tarpinian to the new position of process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor. He supervises lab personnel and allocates laboratory equipment as required to meet customer expectations....

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Nucor Building Systems earns VPP certification

August 22, 2013

Nucor Building Systems (NBS) Texas facility, Terrell, Texas, has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status by the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA. OSHA's VPP is a self-managed safety regulatory compliance program intended to identify corporate leaders in occupational safety and...

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Shale-Inland Holdings to integrate Main Steel Polishing, Metals Inc.

August 22, 2013

Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, Houston, a specialty industrial distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, and related products, has announced that it will integrate Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc. and Metals Inc. to operate as a single organization within its Fabrication & Distribution Services business...

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Cambridge Intl. appoints CFO

August 15, 2013

Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal belting and wire cloth, has appointed John Belza as CFO. He served most recently as CFO of Carat Security Group. Belza has 30 years of experience as a strategic financial professional with public companies across multiple industries,...

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Leeco Steel relocates Eastern Region sales office

August 14, 2013

Leeco Steel, a supplier of carbon, HSLA, heat-treated, and alloy plate steel based in Lisle, Ill., has moved its Eastern Region sales office to a new location in Wexford, Pa. The new space offers larger square footage for supporting customers in the Pittsburgh area....

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Solar Atmospheres presents vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility

August 1, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has donated a new vacuum furnace to ASM Intl. for its teaching lab. The $250,000 lab-sized furnace, dedicated in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at ASM headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, is a gift to commemorate ASM's 100th anniversary. Roger Jones,...

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NRC finalizes rules on using and distributing uranium, thorium

July 30, 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has amended its regulations for products and materials containing unenriched uranium and thorium, also known as source material. The changes include new requirements for distributing source material and licensing its use. Manufacturers and importers of...

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ASTM Intl. announces Boedecker Award winner

July 30, 2013

Daniel Edelman, UCS development metallurgist at Nucor Corp., Crawfordsville, Ind., has received the Kenneth J. Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award for his exemplary contributions to ASTM Intl. Committee A05 on metallic-coated iron and steel products. A graduate of Michigan Technological...

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O'Neal Industries acquires Vulcanium Metals

July 23, 2013

Metals service center O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., through its subsidiary United Performance Metals Inc., has acquired the assets of Vulcanium Metals, a stock/distributor and processor of titanium for aerospace, defense, and medical instrument applications with locations in Northbrook,...

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