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Constellium to open manufacturing facility in Mexico

July 7, 2016

Amsterdam-based Constellium N.V. has announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, to produce aluminum automotive structural components. The automotive industry expects that nearly 5 million vehicles will be produced annually in Mexico by 2019, making it one...

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Alro Steel opens facility in Oklahoma

July 6, 2016

Metals and industrial supplies distributor Alro Steel has announced the opening of an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tulsa, Okla. It replaces the company’s former 9,000-sq.-ft. Tulsa facility. The larger footprint allows the company to process additional grades and sizes of metals, including...

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Steel Dynamics to acquire Vulcan Threaded Products

July 5, 2016

Steel producer and metal recycler Steel Dynamics Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Vulcan Threaded Products Inc., a Pelham, Ala.-based manufacturer and supplier of threaded steel rod, cold-drawn bar, and heat-treated bar. The transaction is expected to be completed in...

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U. S. Steel president/CEO comments on ITC decision in core trade case

June 27, 2016

U.S. Steel Corp. President/CEO Mario Longhi has issued the following statement in response to the International Trade Commission's (ITC) affirmative decision regarding corrosion-resistant steel imports: "United States Steel Corporation is pleased with the International Trade Commission's...

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Patrick Industries acquires Mishawaka Sheet Metal LLC

June 21, 2016

Patrick Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Mishawaka Sheet Metal LLC (MSM), also of Elkhart. MSM is a distributor and fabricator of aluminum and steel products serving the RV and industrial markets. Patrick, a manufacturer of...

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Lightweight materials collaboration to launch in Great Lakes region

June 21, 2016

LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) have announced an agreement to collaborate on introducing advanced lightweight material solutions to the Great Lakes region’s aerospace manufacturing industry. As part of this...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating renews ISO 9001:2008 certification

June 17, 2016

Masury, Ohio-based Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. has announced the renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 certification for the processing and slitting of steel. The company supplies conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel. It provides...

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Direct Metals marks 20th anniversary

June 15, 2016

Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., marks its 20th year in business in 2016. Founded in 1996, Direct Metals is an ISO 9001:2008-certified company offering perforated metal, bar grating, expanded metal, safety grating,...

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MPIF announces PM Design Excellence Award winners

June 14, 2016

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the winners of its 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition. The grand prize in the automotive-transmission category was awarded to GKN Sinter Metals, Auburn Hills, Mich., for five components—a side gear, two...

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Steel prices look to be creeping up in the near term

June 14, 2016 | By John Packard

The U.S. has placed duties on several types of steel imports, and the domestic steel companies have idled plants. That means supply sources are slowly tightening. Increased demand by the domestic industrial base could push steel prices higher.

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Nucor, JFE Steel form joint venture to supply automotive market in Mexico

June 9, 2016

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture with JFE Steel Corp. of Japan to build and operate a plant in central Mexico to supply that country's automotive market. The plant is expected to cost $270 million and have a capacity of 400,000 tons per year of...

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JMC Steel Group changes name to Zekelman Industries

June 7, 2016

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced that it has changed its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. Zekelman Industries, a value-added metal processor, is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma, and Energex Tube. Each of these business units...

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Klein Steel opens steel service center in New York

June 3, 2016

Klein Steel Service Inc. has announced the opening of a 40,000-sq.-ft. steel service center located adjacent to its headquarters in Rochester, N.Y. The $8 million facility is expected to create 50 new jobs and expand the company’s capacity and product capabilities. The steel production system...

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Schmolz + Bickenbach expands global sales and services network

June 2, 2016

Germany-based long steel products provider Schmolz + Bickenbach Intl. has announced it is expanding its global sales and service presence with increased sales, warehouses, and processing capacities in the U.S., Asia, and Scandinavia markets. According to the company, the sales offices will push...

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