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2016 End User Outlook

Although low pricing on metal products across the globe once inspired companies to stock up, there’s little appetite for risk peering into 2016.


Industry News

  • New three-year cycle for "Bright World of Metals" trade fairs

    November 25, 2015 - The trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are switching from a four- year to a three-year cycle: the next staging of the leading international trade fairs for foundry technology, metallurgy, thermo process equipment and castings will take place from June 26 – 30, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • HXT knives solve the challenge of cutting AHSS
    HXT knives solve the challenge of cutting AHSS

    November 25, 2015 - Due to HXT unique physical and metallurgical properties, unlike conventional knives, HXT knives process these high tensile strength materials without interruption or coil edge deterioration.

  • American Roller & Plasma Coatings appoints David Turbiville as Chief Financial Officer

    November 23, 2015 - Mr. Turbiville joins American Roller after serving five years as EVP/CFO of related entities Odyne Systems and Dueco/UELC, located in Waukesha Wis. The prior ten years, David was at Trudell Trailers in Green Bay, Wis., where he served as President for eight years following two years as CFO.

  • New aluminum fair connects supply chain

    November 19, 2015 - The right time in the right market for the right show: ALUMINUM USA, which celebrated its premiere at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit from November 11-12, 2015, was a success with good prospects for the future.

  • Extruder adds capacity, aims for new market
    Extruder adds capacity, aims for new market

    November 18, 2015 - Iowa Aluminum Inc. is nearing completion of a $7 million capital project that is set to more than double the company’s production capabilities at its facility in Albia, Iowa.

  • Auto, heavy truck supplier realigns leadership
    Auto, heavy truck supplier realigns leadership

    November 17, 2015 - Accuride Corp. has three new people in top management posts. Scott D. Hazlett was named president of the global Wheels business unit, Gregory A. Risch promoted to President, Gunite business unit, and Michael A. Hajost was appointed senior vice president and CFO.

  • Cliffs is idling iron ore mine
    Cliffs is idling iron ore mine

    November 17, 2015 - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is temporarily idling iron ore pellet production at its Northshore Mining operation in Minnesota by Dec. 1, 2015. The company stated that until its domestic customers' blast furnace capacity utilization rates rise, existing customer demand will be satisfied from its current pellet inventory.

  • Lab expands aluminum testing capacity

    November 17, 2015 - Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Youngstown, Pennsylvania, has expanded both the capacity and testing capabilities of its Aluminum Center of Excellence.

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  • Sheet Seeker revolutionizes steel sheet metal separation

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  • American Torch Tip Co.

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  • Grasche USA

    Gotham LLC has announced that it has developed and launched www.Grasche.com for Grasche USA.

  • IMS Systems Inc.

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    Fabricators will find information on SigmaTEK, company news, events and support, along with leading software technologies including: SigmaNEST, SigmaTUBE, SigmaBEND, SigmaMRP.

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  • Cycling through

    Editorial: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

  • Gaining flexibility in the blanking process

    MM 1015 guest squareGuest Editorial - The globalization of the automotive industry has put a focus on mass customization, where product variance to meet individual market needs can put a strain on manufacturing capacity and resource planning.

  • Partnering for growth

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    Face Time - Christy Metals values its reach into diverse business activities but stays centered on service

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