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Ryerson opens Illinois service center

In June, Ryerson Inc., Chicago, opened a 150,000-square-foot bar-processing depot and full-line service center in DeKalb, Ill. >

Reliance Steel acquires National Specialty Alloys

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, bought National Specialty Alloys LLC, Houston. >

NASA adds four companies

The board of directors for the North American Steel Alliance, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., introduced its recent metal service center additions at its 14th annual meeting. >

Independence Tube reopens Alabama facility

Independence Tube, Chicago, reopened its Decatur, Ala., facility exactly one year after it suffered extensive tornado damage on April 27, 2011.>

TMK IPSCO ratifies labor contract

TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, Ill., and members of the United Steelworkers Local 1870 at the company’s Wilder, Ky., plant agreed on a five-year labor contract. >

Ohio governor honors Centria

Centria’s Cambridge, Ohio, facility received an Excellence in Manufacturing award from Ohio Gov. John Kasich. >

NCCA celebrates 50th anniversary

The National Coil Coating Association celebrates 50 years of service this year. >

ArcelorMittal starts up heat-treat line

ArcelorMittal, Chicago, commissioned a $60 million state-of-the-art heat-treat line at its plate facility in Burns Harbor, Ind.>

Rolled Alloys plans to open South Carolina service center

Rolled Alloys, Richburg, S.C., plans to open a 33,000 square-foot facility in South Carolina. >

Gerdau boosts Michigan plant investment

Gerdau, Jackson, Mich., will spend an additional $21.6 million to increase its straightening and quality inspection capabilities at its North American special steel facility in Monroe, Mich. >

Upstate Shredding named top scrap processor

Recycling Today named Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman, Owego, N.Y., one of the top ferrous scrap processing companies in North America. >

ThyssenKrupp Stainless receives ISO certification

ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA, Calvert, Ala., achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. >

Ermaksan hosts 200 at new plant

Ermaksan, Bursa, Turkey, introduced recent innovations behind its newest Fibermak fiber laser cutting machine and Evolution hybrid press brake, the Evo II, during the first week of March at its new manufacturing plant in Turkey. >

Mazak adds A.W. Miller as distributor

To meet the laser cutting needs of manufacturers along the Eastern Seaboard, Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., named A.W. Miller, East Aurora, N.Y., its distribution partner for upstate New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern Canada. >

Coe Press expands Brazilian presence

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has partnered with EB Global, Sao Paulo. >

Butech Bliss to build coil car for Atkore

Butech Bliss, Salem, Ohio, is manufacturing a 65,000-pound Toptek Coil Car for Atkore International, Harvey, Ill. >

TMK IPSCO builds facility in Canada

TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, Ill., began developing a 33,000-square-foot pipe threading and service facility in Edmonton, Alberta, to meet demand in the Canadian oil and unconventional gas market. >

Minn. governor honors Jet Edge

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton presented Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., with the 27th Annual Governor’s International Trade Award. >

Ranger Steel expands to St. Louis area

Ranger Steel Services LP, Houston, opened a Midwest distribution center in Madison, Ill., near St. Louis. >

Metals USA acquires Gregor Technologies

Metals USA Holdings Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., acquired Gregor Technologies LLC, Torrington, Conn. >

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