February 2, 2016 - JM Bastille Acier neuf, a trader and distributor of ferrous and nonferrous metals across eastern Quebec and New Brunswick, has changed its name to Acier Quebec-Maritimes. In the wake of obtaining Cdn $1 million in funding from public and private sources, company leader Jean-Claude Chouinard has expanded the company over the past three years.
February 2, 2016 - Laser Mechanisms Inc. announced today that it has acquired Livonia, Michigan-based Visotek, a provider of Smart Laser Tools that simplify the use of lasers in any environment.
February 2, 2016 - Fronius USA has recently announced its Fronius Service Provider (FSP) program training opportunities and new online webinars available to individuals interested in learning more about their solar products.
January 29, 2016 - Société Internationale Métallique (SIM) selected Midrex Technologies Inc. and Primetals Technologies (formerly Siemens VAI) to furnish equipment and manage installation of a 2-million-ton hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant.
January 28, 2016 - Talleres y Aceros (TYASA) ordered a two-cell EPS Coil Line, built by Red Bud Industries, to complete its minimill steelmaking complex in Mexico. The Eco Pickle Surface line will descale hot-rolled strip up to 1.9 mm (0.075-inch) thick and 1830 mm (72-inch) wide in coils up to 33,100 kg (73,000 pounds). Startup is projected for 1Q 2017.
January 27, 2016 - The grand opening event is scheduled for March 30-31. Industry professionals and media are invited to visit the new facility, meet the product team and see live machinery demonstrations 10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day.
January 27, 2016 - Fischer Technology Inc. is expanding with a new office in Livonia, Michigan. This office will provide technical sales and service support for the Michigan area. Jeff Stoner has been appointed as the Field Sales Engineer for Michigan and brings a wealth of measurement experience to service Fischer Technology’s Business Partners in the state.
January 26, 2016 - Blackford Capital, a private equity firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, acquired an ownership stake in Hastings, Michigan-based Quality Aluminum Products, which manufacturers residential exterior products from aluminum.
January 22, 2016 - FCA US started production Jan. 22 on its newest stamping press at the Warren Stamping Plant. The automaker invested $63 million to install high-speed Servo Tandem Press technology (a 180-inch press line) that will increase capacity by up to 12,000 hits per day or approximately 3.6 million parts per year.
January 20, 2016 - The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) and its chapters last year granted 342 scholarships with a combined value of $766,500—making 2015 MSCI’s largest scholarship year yet.
January 20, 2016 - Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) says its fourth-quarter 2015 results will include $267 million in pre-tax charges, including $181 million of non-cash, long-lived asset impairment charges for its Flat Rolled Products (FRP) business, and $76 million of non-cash inventory charges. Asset impairment charges include the writeoff of all $127 million of goodwill in the FRP business.
January 20, 2016 - Worthington Industries Inc. has acquired the business of NetBraze LLC, a manufacturer of brazing alloys, silver brazing filler metals, solders and fluxes primarily used in plumbing, HVAC-R, industrial gas and OEM markets.
January 20, 2016 - The Copper Development Association (CDA) and Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) have issued a call for entries of outstanding copper building projects for submission to the 2016 North American Copper in Architecture Awards, a program which recognizes and promotes outstanding application of architectural copper alloys.
January 20, 2016 - The Copper Development Association (CDA), based in New York City, is calling on the 114th Congress to pass the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which would establish rebate programs for energy efficient and sustainable technologies.
January 19, 2016 - OMAX Corp. has signed exclusive distribution agreements with Mid Atlantic Machinery and Southern States Machinery to market, sell and support premium OMAX JetMachining Centers and versatile MAXIEM JetMachining Centers to fabricators in the Mid and South Atlantic regions.
January 18, 2016 - M. Glosser & Sons has joined the North American Steel Alliance, bringing the metal distribution cooperative’s membership to 120 companies. M. Glosser & Sons has been serving Western and Central Pennsylvania for 117 years and over four generations.
January 13, 2016 - Delta Steel Technologies, Irving, Texas, has upgraded the temper mill cut-to-length line at State Steel Supply company in Sioux City, Iowa. The line is now capable of processing steel up to 1 in. in thickness and up to 96 in.