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  • Rakesh Sridharan joins TigerStop as CEO of worldwide operations

    January 18, 2017 - TigerStop LLC has just announced that it has hired Rakesh Sridharan, formerly of the Leatherman Tool Group, as the company’s new CEO of worldwide operations. Sridharan brings a deep understanding of the importance of manufacturing to the economy and to the communities where manufacturers do business. He is uniquely suited to leading TigerStop towards its mission of empowering local manufacturers and their communities to compete globally.

  • Owen Steel Co. acquires certain recycling facilities from OmniSource Corp.

    January 13, 2017 - Commercial Metals Co. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Owen Steel Co., South Carolina, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets from OmniSource Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc., consisting of seven recycling facilities located in the southeast United States which are in close proximity to CMC's minimill in Cayce, South Carolina.

  • Commercial Metals Co. announces it will be the first to introduce spooled rebar in the U.S.

    January 13, 2017 - Commercial Metals Co. today announced that the company will soon become the first and only producer of hot-rolled, spooled rebar in the United States. CMC plans to begin production at its new micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma in the fall of 2017 and expects to begin shipping spooled rebar in the spring of 2018.

  • Southwire announces changes for two company facilities

    January 13, 2017 - As the company continues to align itself to best serve its markets and customers, Southwire announced that it will close the operations at its Flora, Illinois, manufacturing facility. In addition, the company announced it will move its operations at the Southwire Dallas Customer Service Center in Arlington, Texas, to the company's newly acquired facility in Denton, Texas.

  • AISI "very concerned" about EPA announcement on light duty vehicle rule

    January 13, 2017 - The American Iron and Steel Institute expressed disappointment and concern over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement today that it was  finalizing greenhouse gas emissions standards for 2022-2025 model year light duty vehicles, despite the long-standing agreement with auto makers to conduct a robust mid-term evaluation.

  • MSCI applauds USTR's challenge to Chinese aluminum subsidies

    January 13, 2017 - “Yesterday’s announcement is a positive step. In testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission in September, MSCI’s Board of Directors Vice Chair R. Holman Head issued a resounding call for action to address Chinese overcapacity. This decision makes it clear that the current administration listened." - M. Robert Weidner, III

  • USTR Files Landmark WTO complaint, on behalf of Wiley Rein Client, on China’s subsidies to aluminum producers

    January 12, 2017 - On behalf of Wiley Rein LLP’s client, Century Aluminum, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today filed one of the largest and most complicated World Trade Organization cases in recent years. The landmark case challenges China’s subsidization of its aluminum industry and seeks to remedy the injury the Chinese government’s policies are causing to the U.S. aluminum industry. For the first time, this case directly challenges the systemic distortions of China’s state-directed economy.

  • OMAX Corp. brings waterjet cutting versatility and value to HOUSTEX
    OMAX Corp. brings waterjet cutting versatility and value to HOUSTEX

    January 12, 2017 - At HOUSTEX 2017 in booth 2621, OMAX Corp. will demonstrate how its JetMachining Centers, advanced Intelli-MAX Software Suite and world-class training and support bring versatility and value to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including oil and gas.

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  • American Punch Co. launches new website

    August 10, 2016 - This website www.AmericanPunchCo.com features their extensive line of punches, dies and shear blades for the metalworking and structural steel industries.

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  • China and the WTO

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