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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Executives take steel industry jobs focus to Capitol Hill

March 26, 2014

Chief executives from a number of steel companies in the U.S. told members of the Congressional Steel Caucus on March 25 that many government policies on trade, energy, environment, and infrastructure need to be reformed to ensure U.S. industrial competitiveness and preserve American jobs in steel...

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Braner/Loopco installs stretch leveler at Russel Steel

March 21, 2014

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has installed a high-strength stretch leveler at Russel Metals Winnipeg Manitoba in western Canada. The leveler produces panel-flat, memory-free sheet and plate from 72-in.-wide by 0.5-in.-thick coil. The leveler features a real-time stretch-strain yield point...

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U.S. Steel senior VP named to NAM board

March 20, 2014

U.S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced that Michael S. Williams, senior vice president – strategic planning and business development, has been named to the board of directors at the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM), Washington, D.C. U.S. Steel Corp. is an integrated steel...

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ThyssenKrupp Materials NA opens coil processing facility in Alabama

March 19, 2014

ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA) has opened a 100,000-sq.-ft. carbon, stainless, and aluminum coil processing and distribution service center in Woodstock, Ala. The $15 million facility currently employs 20 people; at full capacity, it will create nearly 45 jobs. ThyssenKrupp Steel...

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Hynes Industries names CEO, senior VPs

March 18, 2014

Hynes Industries, Youngstown, Ohio, a supplier and processor of strip steel, roll formed shapes, and flat wire, has announced CEO D.R. Golding has decided to step aside, and Jim Blair, current vice president of finance and corporate treasurer, will succeed him as president and CEO effective April...

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Novelis names global commercial and strategy leader

March 13, 2014

Aluminum roller and recycler Novelis, Atlanta, has appointed Manfred Stanek to the position of vice president, strategy, and chief commercial officer. In this role, he is responsible for developing the company’s global strategy and leading the commercial organizations for the company's...

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Arnold Magnetic Technologies Rolled Products division earns Nadcap certification

March 12, 2014

Arnold Magnetic Technologies, Rochester, N.Y., has announced that its Rolled Products division has earned accreditation from the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) for heat treating. For aerospace and defense systems that must reliably endure extreme...

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The Watermill Group names senior VP/chief strategy officer

March 10, 2014

The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm in Lexington, Mass., has hired Brian J. Malloy as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Fine Tubes Ltd. in the U.K. and Superior Tube Co. in the U.S., two companies it acquired in 2012. Malloy has more than 20 years...

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O’Neal Industries announces staff changes

March 6, 2014

O’Neal Industries (ONI), Birmingham, Ala., a family-owned group of metals service centers, has announced several changes to its staff. Vice Chairman Bill Jones will retire June 30. He joined O’Neal Steel in 1976 as an inside salesperson at the Birmingham District, then moved to outside...

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Ulbrich marks 90 years in business

March 5, 2014

Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc., North Haven, Conn., celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1924 by Frederick Christian Ulbrich Sr., the company was a small metal scrap processing center in Wallingford, Conn. Today the company employs 700 people at 12 locations...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel launches updated website

March 5, 2014

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co. Inc., Southington, Conn., has launched an enhanced website at or The company comprises a network of metal service centers throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The new website additions enable visitors to access Gibbs’ products...

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The Aluminum Association names VP of business information and statistics

February 27, 2014

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced the appointment of Ryan Olsen as the new vice president of business information and statistics. He directs the association’s North American aluminum industry statistical and business information programs. Before joining the organization,...

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Fine Tubes relocates Indian office

February 24, 2014

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of seamless and welded tubes in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and zirconium alloys, has announced the relocation of its office in India. As a result of the company’s increased global capabilities following its partnership agreement with...

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SSAB earns recognition from John Deere

February 21, 2014

Lisle, Ill.-based SSAB, a supplier of value-added high-strength steel, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2013, was inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame, and named Construction and Forestry Division Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program. The...

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Plus Ten Stainless adds melt saw

February 20, 2014

Benicia, Calif.-based Plus Ten Stainless has added a 12-ft. ferrous melt saw to its operations. With the addition of the melt saw, the company says it will realize a 30 percent increase in its processing capacity, reduce lead-times, and increase its ability to accommodate rush orders. Plus Ten...

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