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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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 www.gibbswire.com or www.gibbsmetals.com. 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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DOC’s preliminary findings leave workers exposed to Korean OCTG imports, says USW

February 20, 2014

Leo W. Gerard, president of United Steelworkers (USW) Intl., has issued a statement following the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) negative preliminary antidumping determination regarding oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Korea. "We are extremely disappointed with the DOC’s negative...

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Aleris signs multiyear agreement to supply Boeing

February 20, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has signed a multiyear agreement with Boeing to supply aluminum aerospace plate and sheet from its production facility in Koblenz, Germany. Boeing and Aleris...

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Herr-Voss Stamco provides three-roll flattener to FerrouSouth

February 14, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Pa., has engineered, manufactured, and integrated a new three-roll flattener into FerrouSouth’s existing Herr-Voss Stamco cut-to-length line in Iuka, Miss. With the addition of the flattener, FerrouSouth now can process high-strength steel up to 0.5 by 96 in. The...

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Timken Co. files initial Form 10 for TimkenSteel Corp.

February 13, 2014

The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has announced that TimkenSteel Corp., its newly formed subsidiary that will hold the company's steel business, has filed an initial Form 10 Registration Statement with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filing relates to the previously announced...

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