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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Aleris expands in Kentucky

October 30, 2014

Aleris has announced plans for a $350 million expansion to its 1.6 million-sq.-ft. mill in Lewisport, Ky. The expansion will allow the company to manufacture aluminum sheet for vehicle bodies, with shipping to begin by early 2017. The company expects to add 60 employees. "This is the next step...

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TMW to open toll processing center at Big River Steel in Arkansas

October 29, 2014

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), Red Bud, Ill., has announced it will build a flat-rolled toll processing center adjacent to the new Big River Steel mill in Osceola, Ark. With construction beginning in Q2 2015, the facility is expected to be fully operational to coincide with Big River Steel’s...

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SWE honors NASA Glenn Research Center engineer with 2014 Achievement Award

October 29, 2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Chicago, has honored Frances Hurwitz, senior materials research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, with its 2014 Achievement Award. The Achievement Award, SWE's highest honor, is awarded to a woman at the pinnacle of her career who has made...

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Siemens to modernize pickling line for ArcelorMittal Asturias in Spain

October 29, 2014

Spanish steel producer ArcelorMittal Asturias has awarded Siemens Metals Technologies an order to completely modernize the pickling line at its Avilés plant. The aims of the project are to increase the capacity of the pickling line from 1.5 to 1.8 million metric tons per annum and to improve...

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Metal Sales expands manufacturing capabilities in Texas

October 29, 2014

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has expanded its manufacturing of metal roof and wall panels in its Temple, Texas, facility. New equipment at the plant allows the company to bring additional products to customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. Added to the production...

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Marcegaglia signs sales agreement with Phillips Metals for North American market

October 29, 2014

Marcegaglia and Phillips Metals Inc. (PMI), Romeoville, Ill., have signed an agreement to provide sales of DOM products into the North American market. The tubes will be produced mainly by the new Chinese facility of The Marcegaglia Group. The agreement provides exclusive sales representation to...

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Sandvik Materials Technology to divest power spring business in U.S. and Mexico

October 28, 2014

Sandvik Materials Technology is divesting its power spring business in Scranton, Pa., and Nogales, Mexico, to Sweden-based Lesjöfors AB, a subsidiary of Beijer Alma and manufacturer of industrial springs, wire, and flat strip components. “This divestment is in line with Sandvik Materials...

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Michigan Seamless Tube acquires Blue Diamond trademark from Wheatland Tube

October 28, 2014

Michigan Seamless Tube LLC, South Lyon, Mich., a manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn tube and pipe, has acquired the exclusive rights to the Blue Diamond® brand of A106 seamless pressure pipe from Wheatland Tube, a standard and sprinkler pipe producer in Sharon, Pa. As a result of...

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Independence Tube Corporation to open in Alabama

October 28, 2014

Independence Tube Corporation has announced plans to open in January 2015 in Lawrence County, Ala. The new facility will create 100 manufacturing and industrial...

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USW joins petition for duties on welded API line pipe imports

October 24, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has joined a petition calling on the U.S. Commerce Department (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on welded API line pipe imports from South Korea and Turkey. The union, along with steelmakers American...

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TCI Precision Metals names president/COO

October 24, 2014

Gardena, Calif.-based TCI Precision Metals has named Ben Belzer as president and chief operating officer. Representing the third generation in the closely held company, Belzer has been with the company full time since 2004. John Belzer is stepping aside but remains active as the company’s CEO....

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Steel Market Development Institute appoints VP of Steel Recycling Institute

October 24, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Washington, D.C., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has named Mark A. Thimons as vice president of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI). He succeeds Gregory Crawford, who is retiring. Thimons joined the SMDI in November...

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U. S. Steel Canada announces ratification of new collective agreement with USW Local 1005

October 23, 2014

U. S. Steel Canada Inc., Hamilton, Ont., has announced that its employees represented by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1005 have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that will extend through March 31, 2015. The agreement covers about 600 employees at the company's Hamilton Works...

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Innovate UK plays role in development of new aluminum alloy for Jaguar XE

October 22, 2014

Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, Swindon, England, has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminum alloy, which means that up to 50 percent of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminum. This new lightweight aluminum alloy,...

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Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. to open facility in southern U.S.

October 22, 2014

Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has announced plans to open a new metal service center in Columbia, Tenn. Designed to support the growing automotive market in the South, the facility will service Tier 1 automotive manufacturers and OEM automakers. The plant will house a hybrid...

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