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U.S. durable goods orders rose 6.1 percent in March

April 26, 2006

New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $13.3 billion or 6.1 percent to $230.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This was the fifth increase in the last six months...

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U.S. Steel announces executive appointments

April 26, 2006

United States Steel Corp. today announced that it has appointed Michael A. Fedorenko as general manager-Granite City Works and Douglas R. Matthews as vice president and general director of U.S. Steel...

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Steel recycling in U.S. continues record pace

April 25, 2006

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) announced today that the recycling rate for the world's and the U.S.'s most recycled material—steel—increased to 75.7 percent in the U.S. in 2005. This...

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U.S., Canadian steel, aluminum inventories fell in March

April 24, 2006

Steel and aluminum product inventories at U.S. and Canadian metals service centers fell in March as U.S. shipments of both metals continued their long-term rise, and Canadian aluminum shipments rose...

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Mass layoffs in manufacturing rose in March

April 20, 2006

In March 2006 employers took 1,082 mass layoff actions, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S....

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AK Steel sets May surcharges

April 18, 2006

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $190 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in May 2006. The company also has advised its electrical steel...

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Macsteel Service Centers USA announces expansion

April 17, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., owned by the global steel company Macsteel Holdings of South Africa, has announced that it is constructing a $10 million metals manufacturing and distribution...

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FMA/TPA announce 2005 Safety Award winners

April 17, 2006

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® have announced the 2005 Safety Award winners. The following member companies have achieved...

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Ford to idle assembly plants in Minnesota and Virginia

April 13, 2006

Ford Motor Co. today announced that its Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minn., and the Norfolk Assembly Plant in Virginia will be idled in 2008 as part of the company's Way Forward plan to...

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AK Tube selects Ohio for $8.5 million expansion project

April 13, 2006

AK Steel has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AK Tube LLC, has selected its Walbridge, Ohio, plant for a previously announced $8.5 million capital investment to increase production...

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Steel Dynamics completes Roanoke Electric Steel acquisition

April 12, 2006

Today Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. The transaction closed on April 11, 2006, immediately following approval...

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AK Steel to expand electrical steel production capacity

April 12, 2006

AK Steel said today that its board of directors has approved a capital investment of $14 million for the second phase of a project to increase production capacity for high quality, grain-oriented...

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Praxair announces new staff appointments

April 11, 2006

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has made several new appointments to its staff. Bob Phillips is Northeast U.S. division general manager; Randy Brittingham is vice president and general manager, U.S.;...

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When a good tube bends bad - Part II

April 11, 2006

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Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part article that examines tube bending defects, possible causes, and suggested remedies. Part I discusses surface defects; Part II covers other defects, such as wall thinning, ovality, buckling, and fractures. When the stress on the...

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 8

April 11, 2006

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Now that you've written your proposal, it's time to submit it to the government. Before you send it off, make sure, one last time, that everything necessary in your bid proposal is there.

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