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MSP processing operation in full swing

Eight months after breaking ground, the flat-rolled toll processing operation at Mississippi Steel LLC, Columbus, Miss., is in full production.>

Increased anneal capacity for FMP

Ferrous Metal Processing, Cleveland, completed its hydrogen annealing expansion, which will double the company’s annealing output.>


ThyssenKrupp donates to disaster relief

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Calvert, Ala., is donating $10,000 on behalf of its team members to the Alabama Gulf Coast Red Cross Chapter for weather-related disaster relief efforts taking place in northern Alabama.>

COE Press adds China representative

COE Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., entered a partnership agreement with Shung-Dar China, Kunshan City, Jiangsu, a division of Shung-Dar Industrial Co. Ltd., Changhua City, Taiwan, a manufacturer of automatic feeding equipment for press lines.>

JDM orders stretcher leveler

JDM Steel Service, Chicago Heights, Ill., ordered a Red Bud Industries’ 0.5-inch by 72-inch stretcher leveler as part of an upgrade of the company’s processing capabilities.>

STINA launches certified producer program

After completing and distributing its structural steel tubing Certified Producer Program Procedural Guide, which outlines the guidelines of the program, the Steel Tube Institute of North America, Glenview, Ill., is launching a voluntary, industry-wide hollow structural section (HSS) product certification program.>

Olympic Steel & Chicago Tube complete merger

Olympic Steel Inc., Cleveland, and Chicago Tube and Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., completed their previously announced merger agreement, with Olympic acquiring all outstanding shares of CTI.>

Marmon/Keystone adds crane

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., recently installed a 6-ton Konecranes CXTD double girder, dual-hoist, overhead crane at its Bucyrus, Ohio, break bulk facility.>

Erickson purchases saws

Erickson Metals of Minnesota Inc., Coon Rapids, Minn., and Erickson Metals of Colorado Inc., Denver,  subsidiaries of Erickson Metals Corp., Cheshire Conn., have purchased two saws from MetlSaw Systems, Benicia, Calif.>

United Performance Metals named top place to work

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, ranked 28th on The Enquirer Media Top Places to Work 2011 list.>

Gerdau celebrates 110 years, new name

Gerdau, Tampa, Fla., celebrates 110 years of business this year. As part of its anniversary celebration, Gerdau is introducing an updated logo and brand.>

RG Steel re-enters culvert market

RG Steel LLC, Sparrows Point, Md., is re-entering the culvert market. Hot-dipped galvanized culvert products will be processed and shipped from RG Steel’s coating operations at Martins Ferry, Ohio.>

AE Frame diversifies by adding a waterjet

AE Frame, Broken Arrow, Okla., added a Mitsubishi DX 510 90,000-psi waterjet that will allow the company to bring previously outsourced work in-house and enable more flexibility for customers.>

Ulbrich launches updated website

As part of the company’s expansion plan, Diversified Ulbrich of Canada, Montreal, has launched an updated website, www.diversifiedulbrich.ca.>

Mazak signs distributor

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., added Action Machinery International, Denver, as its latest distributor.>

TMK IPSCO breaks ground on facility

TMK IPSCO, Houston, broke ground on a 51,000-square-foot research and development center in Houston.>

Butech Bliss upgrades cut-to-length line

Butech Bliss, Salem, Ohio, will upgrade an existing cut-to-length line for Ferragon Corp. at its FerrouSouth, Iuka, Miss., facility.>

Klöckner & Co. acquires Macsteel

Klöckner & Co., Duisburg, Germany, completed the acquisition of Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., a U.S. steel service center focused on flat products.>

McNichols mourns loss of industry veteran

McNichols Co., Tampa, Fla., announced that retired metals-industry veteran Orlando “Woody” Woodyard died April 12 at his home in Vienna, W.Va., at the age of 82.>

Heidtman upgrades pickling line

Heidtman Steel, Toledo, Ohio, will install a hydraulic leveler from The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., for insertion into the 0.625-inch pickling line at its Cleveland facility.>

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