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An appeal by the president to spend on infrastructure reaches welcome ears across metals supply chain.


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Industry News

  • The Aluminum Association welcomes three new member companies

    July 27, 2017 - The Aluminum Association is pleased to announce the addition of Penske Logistics, American Roller Bearing, and Tyndale USA as associate member companies.

  • Rattunde expands global headquarters

    July 27, 2017 - Global manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery Rattunde today announces a substantial increase in its plant and office capacity at the company’s global headquarters in Ludwigslust, Germany, near Hamburg. The announcement was made by company president Ulrich Rattunde.

  • DGI Supply set to acquire Coast Tool

    July 27, 2017 - DGI Supply, a DoALL Company, announced today that it plans to purchase Coast Tool Company of San Leandro and Fresno, Calif. The expected close date is August 26.

  • Bystronic Inc. announces the appointment Roberto Nicoli as Managing Director of Bystronic Canada Ltd.

    July 27, 2017 - Roberto has been working at Bystronic since September of 2014, as Director of Global Key Account Management, where he strengthened the business relationships with global customers and developed new strategic accounts.

  • Feroleto Steel orders new AGT800 Laser Thickness Gauge from Advanced Gauging Technologies

    July 26, 2017 - This new gauge will feature a custom C-frame and will be installed on an 18 in. Chicago Rolling Mill. It will be used to measure various steel alloys with a thickness range of .020 in. to .250 in.

  • Metalforming manufacturing Business Conditions Report: July 2017

    July 25, 2017 - Metalforming manufacturing companies anticipate steady business conditions during the next three months, according to the July 2017 Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 104 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada.

  • Bohler Uddeholm Corp. earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    July 25, 2017 - SRI Quality System Registrar is pleased to announce that it has recently awarded an ISO 9001:2015 Management System certificate to Bohler Uddeholm Corporation, located in Elgin, Ill., for the sales, processing, warehouse and distribution, of specialty and alloy steel, to various industries.

  • Red Bud Industries ships precision blanking line to Conklin Metal Industries

    July 21, 2017 - Red Bud Industries has recently shipped a Precision Blanking Line to Conklin Metal Industries, a steel service center and distributor of HVAC and duct fabrication supplies located in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • CORINOX files designed for use on stainless steels and exotic alloys
    CORINOX files designed for use on stainless steels and exotic alloys

    July 21, 2017 - With a surface hardness of 1,200 HV (Vickers Scale), and 70 Hrc, these files offer excellent wear resistance and long service life. Their specially coated surface leaves no corrosive residue on the workpiece and effectively resists loading.

  • June 2017 Crude Steel Production

    July 20, 2017 - World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141.0 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2017, a 3.2 percent increase compared to June 2016.

  • Multicyl introduces press packages for modular tooling
    Multicyl introduces press packages for modular tooling

    July 19, 2017 - Multicyl recognizes the value that modular tooling like the Unipunch system brings to manufacturing companies. Not only do they have a working knowledge of the Unipunch catalog but they now offer a full range of standard Multicyl “Press in a Box™” packages to work with specific tools from the Unipunch product line.  

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  • Kastalon rolls out new website

    The new site offers a look at the company’s extensive lines of standard products, including rollers, pads, bumpers and sleeves for various uses in materials handling, metals producing and processing.

  • American Punch Co. launches new website

    This website features their extensive line of punches, dies and shear blades for the metalworking and structural steel industries.

  • Northshore Steel launches new corporate website

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  • Restricting access

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  • National interest

    Editorial: The new administration has been listening carefully to the executive leadership of the American steel and aluminum industries.

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