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Fortunenames Alcan most admired metals company

March 8, 2007

Alcan has been named the industry champion for metals on Fortune Magazine's "America's Most Admired Companies" list in 2007, and is the only Canadian company to be included on the rankings. In terms...

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Toyota to build SUV plant in Mississippi

February 28, 2007

Toyota Motor Corp. has announced plans to build a new sport-utility vehicle plant dedicated to Highlander production in Blue Springs, Miss., just outside Tupelo.The 1,700-acre plant, the company's...

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HRB spot steel prices move up dramatically

February 28, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 26 jumped 2.9 percent to $597 per ton, FOB the mill for the second consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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Commerce secretary lauds record exports in 2006

February 28, 2007

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez issued a statement Feb. 13 in New Delhi, India, praising American companies and workers for making 2006 a record year in exports."In 2006 American workers...

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Rolled Alloys opens new facility in China

February 27, 2007

Rolled Alloys has announced the opening of Rolled Alloys (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., which includes a new warehousing and processing facility in the Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, Peoples Republic...

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Durable goods orders drop helps spur stock selloff

February 27, 2007

Wall Street stock selling accelerated Tuesday afternoon because of falling markets in China and Europe and a steep decline in durable goods orders.Led by a significant drop in demand for commercial...

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AK Steel to move corporate headquarters

February 21, 2007

AK Steel Corp. has announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters into a new, technology-ready building totaling 136,000 square feet currently under construction at Centre Pointe in Union...

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Dofasco integration with Arcelor-Mittal to proceed

February 21, 2007

Dofasco President and CEO Jacques Chabanier has announced that since that the U.S. Department of Justice has required Arcelor-Mittal to divest its Sparrows Point facility, Dofasco's integration with...

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Vertical dereeler

The big payoff

February 19, 2007

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Traditional coil slinging and hoisting for vertical dereelers and positioning them in coil cradles requires extra personnel and is time consuming because production must be stopped. When a line isn't running—it's not making any money. To keep your line moving, consider a pallet uncoiler.

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Lens is low absorbing

February 19, 2007

II-VI Infrared's MP-5 low-absorbing lens provides absorption of less than 0.12 percent.The lens features visible HeNe laser light transmission and reduced thermal lensing. The lens is coated with zinc...

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Metal forming companies expect spike in new orders, shipments

February 19, 2007

Metal forming companies expect a substantial spike in new orders and shipments during the next three months, according to the Feb. 1, 2007, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions...

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Laser cutting device

Breaking speed barriers in laser cutting

February 14, 2007

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A real breakthrough in high-speed laser cutting occurred in 2005. Two additional parallel kinematic drive axes were placed near the point where the laser exits the head, creating a laser cutting machine with one dynamic and light cutting torch capable of independent movement along two axes but working in precise synchronicity with the machine's more sweeping movement of the laser head. This new approach opened up new frontiers and much higher limits in processing speed.

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Chrysler to cut employees, idle plant, eliminate shifts

February 14, 2007

DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group today announced a three-year Recovery and Transformation Plan that seeks a return to profitability by 2008, while also taking steps to change its business model for...

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HRB spot steel prices surge upward

February 14, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 12 rose 1.6 percent to $580 per ton, FOB the mill for the first time after 12 price drops in a row. The world...

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Hansen steel services

Big shoulders, long strides

February 13, 2007

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Family-owned Hansen Steel Services started six years ago with a 600-ft. long empty building and a combined 144 years of experience and built it into a thriving job shop that shoulders large plate fabrications.

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