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Central Steel expands plate inventory

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, is expanding its inventory of 72 inch and wider A36 and ASTM A572 grade 50 plate in its south region, which will be stocked in Cincinnati. >

Lafayette Steel & Aluminum adds SigmaNEST

Lafayette Steel & Aluminum, Lafayette, Ind., a division of Oscar Winski Co., has implemented Stratix/SigmaNest.>

MRC Global buys Chaparral Supply

MRC Global Inc., Houston, acquired Chaparral Supply LLC, Cherokee, Okla., from its parent company SandRidge Energy Inc. >

Heidtman Steel to close Sparrows Point plant

Heidtman Steel, Toledo, Ohio, will shut down its Sparrows Point, Md., facility.  >

Olympic Steel Inc. named Service Center of the Year

American Metal Market named Cleveland-based Olympic Steel Inc. 2012 Service Center of the Year at AMM’s third annual Awards for Steel Excellence.  >

Champagne Metals forms aluminum alliance

Champagne Metals, Glenpool, Okla.; American International Aluminum, Buckner, Mo.; and Operaciones Internacionales Sabre, Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico, have formed an alliance. >

Worthington Steel joint venture installs Butech Bliss pickling line

Butech Bliss, Salem, Ohio, supplied Serviacero and Worthington Steel’s Monterrey, Mexico, joint venture facility with a 0.5-inch-by-72-inch push-pull pickling line. >

The Bradbury Group, Athader enter joint venture

The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., and Athader S.L., San Sebastian, Spain, formed a joint venture. >

Spectra Metal Sales buys One Source Coatings

Spectra Metal Sales, Atlanta, purchased the operating assets of Clearwater, Fla.-based One Source Coil Coaters LLC. >

Jet Edge receives manufacturing excellence award

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., received the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Award. >

Severstal opens new steelmaking facilities

Severstal North America held a “Dearborn Reborn” themed opening in June for its new steelmaking facilities at its Dearborn, Mich., headquarters. >

Lippert Components now making aluminum extrusions

Lippert Components Inc., Goshen, Ind., now manufactures aluminum extrusions as Lippert Extrusions and is running three presses at its 300,000-square-foot Elkhart, Ind., facility. >

Sapa Extrusions obtains ISO/TS 16949 for automotive markets

Sapa Extrusions North America, Rosemont, Ill., received ISO/TS 16949 certification for its Cressona, Pa., facility. >

Republic Steel constructs new furnace

Republic Steel, Canton, Ohio, a provider of special bar quality steel, has begun construction on an electric arc furnace at its facility in Lorain, Ohio. >

American Piping Products accelerates growth

The St. Louis Business Journal recently named American Piping Products Inc., St. Louis, the seventh fastest growing private company in the St. Louis area. >

Independence Tube launches mobile website

Independence Tube, Chicago, introduced a mobile version of its website to better serve customers. >

DGI Supply buys K & H Sales Inc.

DGI Supply, Wheeling, Ill., acquired metal cutting and industrial tool supplier K & H Sales Inc., San Leandro, Calif. >

LVD celebrates 60 years of business

LVD Co., Gullegem, Belgium, celebrated 60 years as a manufacturer of sheet metalworking fabrication equipment. >

Bystronic opens new North American Headquarters

In May, Bystronic Inc., Niederönz, Switzerland, celebrated the opening of its new North American headquarters in Elgin, Ill. >

High Steel installs Red Bud stretcher leveler

High Steel Service Center LLC, Lancaster, Pa., installed a 0.5-inch-by-72-inch cut-to-length line with an adjustable Suregrip stretcher-leveling system from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill. >

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