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Koike Aronson buys Brazilian welding equipment manufacturer

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, Arcade, N.Y., purchased the majority of shares of Biondi Máquinas Dispositivos e Ferramentas Ltda, Jaboticabal, Brazil. >

Dennen Steel opens new facility

In October, Dennen Steel Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., opened a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Iuka, Miss. >

Norfolk Iron & Metal Purchases new temper mill

Norfolk Iron & Metal, Norfolk, Neb., a full-line steel service center, announced a new temper mill cut-to-length line from Delta Steel Technologies will be operational at its Norfolk facility by 2014. >

Marmon/Keystone moves mexico plant

As a result of increased demand, Marmon/Keystone LLC, Butler, Pa., relocated its Mexico City operation to a larger facility 20 miles away. >

Rolled Alloys’ Richburg facility is fully operational

Rolled Alloys announced its recently opened Richburg, S.C. facility has reached full operating status. >

The Peregrine Company purchases Sparta Steel

In October, industrial scrap metal service company, The Peregrine Co., Louisville, Ky., acquired the business and assets of Sparta Steel and Equipment Corp., Sparta, Tenn. >

Severstal North America receives AIST award

In October, Severstal North America, Dearborn, Mich., was selected as the gold medal winner of the 2012 Association for Iron and Steel Technology Reliability Achievement Award. >

Cathay Fortune makes bid for Discovery Metals

Cathay Fortune makes bid for Discovery Metals Cathay Fortune Corp., a Shanghai-based private equity firm, offered Discovery Metals Ltd., Brisbane, Australia, 1.70 Australian dollars per share in cash for stock in the copper producer with mines in Botswana. >

BGL’s Metals Practice sells two tube companies

Philadelphia-based Superior Group sold Superior Tube Company Inc., Collegeville, Pa., and Fine Tubes Ltd., Plymouth, U.K., to private equity firm The Watermill Group, Lexington, Mass. >

Simonds buys Cal Saw Canada’s sawing assets

Simonds International, Fitchburg, Mass., purchased Cal Saw Canada’s wide band saw manufacturing and circular saw finishing assets. >

Chicago Steel expands services

Toll processor Chicago Steel LLC, Gary, Ind., purchased a 60-inch precision blanking line to expand its services. >

Sapa Extrusions hosts annual health and safety day

In September, Sapa Extrusions North America, Rosemont, Ill., hosted its third annual health and safety day at each of its 16 locations. >

ThyssenKrupp Materials NA expands in Alabama

ThyssenKrupp Materials North America Inc., Southfield, Mich., is building a materials processing and distribution center in Woodstock, Ala., about 30 miles outside Birmingham. >

Stephens Pipe & Steel adds Universal Tube mill

In October, Stephens Pipe & Steel LLC, Russell Springs, Ky., commissioned Universal Tube and Rollform Equipment Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, to build an Ardcor rafted tube mill to produce tubes up to 4 inches in diameter. >

Blue Ridge Metals expands NC facility

In October, Blue Ridge Metals Corp., Fletcher, N.C., a supplier of wire processing and cold-formed products, expanded its North American manufacturing facility. >

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. buys Sunbelt Steel Texas

In October, Los Angeles-based Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. added Sunbelt Steel Texas LLC, Houston, to its family of companies. >

Metal Supermarkets breaks sales records

Metal Supermarkets, Mississauga, Ontario, a supplier of small-quantity metals, experienced solid growth this year. >

OMAX Corp. selects Middle East distribution partner

OMAX Corp., Kent, Wash., a total solutions provider of abrasive waterjet technology, named its new distribution partner for the Middle East, German-Gulf Enterprises Ltd., Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. OMAX Corp. >

American Biltrite earns tape certification

This summer, American Biltrite, Moorestown, N.J., received a responsible tape manufacturer certification from the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council, a pressure-sensitive adhesive trade group. >

SMS buys two scrap metal operations

Scrap Metal Services LLC, Burnham, Ill., acquired ship recycler All Star Metals LLC and industrial scrap processor All Star Shredding LLC, both in Brownsville, Texas. >

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