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Severstal receives a well-known visitor

In September, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R.-Miss.) visited Severstal North America’s Columbus, Miss., plant. >

CNC machines meet demand

In response to greater demand for larger tube and pipe roll tooling, Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio,  installed additional large-capacity CNC machines at two facilities. >

Benteler to build U.S. plant

Benteler International AG, Salzburg, Austria, announced plans to build a hot rolling tube mill in Caddo, La. >

Orkla and Hydro announce joint venture

Oslo, Norway-based companies, Orkla ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA, plan to combine their respective profiles, building systems and tubing businesses into a new company named Sapa. >

Unist receives bio-preferred status

In December, Unist Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., received independent laboratory certification for its lubricants’ bio-based content. >

SICK Inc. relocates and expands

In November, SICK Inc., Bloomington, Minn., relocated and expanded all production and warehousing facilities to Eagle Creek Industrial Park in Savage, Minn. >

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. >

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