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Bushwick Metals buys Tarco Steel and Metal Fab

Bushwick Metals LLC, Bridgeport, Conn., has acquired service center Tarco Steel Inc. and fabrication shop Metal Fab LLC, both in Binghamton, N.Y. >

Leeco Steel breaks ground on new facility

Leeco Steel, Lisle, Ill., a supplier of carbon, high-strength low-alloy, heat-treated and alloy plate steel began construction on a 73,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Cleburne, Texas. >

MSCI remembers Laurenson, former general counsel

Jim Laurenson, former general counsel for the Metals Service Center Institute, passed away on July 5 at the age of 73. >

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals expands to Virginia

In August, Brighton, Colo.-based O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals moved into the former warehouse of its sister company, O’Neal Steel, in Lynchburg, Va. >

Champagne Metals announces new location

Champagne Metals, Glenpool, Okla., broke ground on an aluminum sheet and coil processing distribution center in Middlebury, Ind. >

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. >

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