February 14, 2017 - North American Steel Alliance (NASA) announces the addition of Eaton Steel Bar Company as its newest cold drawn and hot rolled, carbon and alloy, special bar quality (SBQ) supplier. NASA welcomes the entire Eaton Steel Bar Company team and their family of businesses to supply member companies’ SBQ cold drawn and hot rolled bar needs.
February 14, 2017 - 4GL Solutions announced today the installation of their leading ERP metal specific software Steel Manager III at Nivert Metal Supply, Inc. in Throop, Pa. Commenting on the agreement, George Walton, President of 4GL Solutions said, “We are proud to say that after an extensive review of ERP software, Nivert Metal Supply has chosen 4GL Solutions as their ERP software partner."
February 10, 2017 - Dave Romaniw celebrates 20 years with the company and is now the Production Coordinator, Sherri Nutting celebrates 15 years with the company and serves as Almetals Customer Service Manager, and Harold Murthum celebrates 15 years as Lead Machine Operator in Production.
February 7, 2017 - The Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion is Messe Düsseldorf’s answer to rising demand from the tube industry and the tube trade for a separate segment covering tubes, tube end products and the tube trade at FABTECH.
February 6, 2017 - United States Steel Corp. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David B. Burritt today announced two executive appointments. James F. Dudek has been named vice president – asset revitalization and manufacturing excellence, and Pipasu H. Soni will serve as vice president – finance. Both appointments were effective February 1.
February 6, 2017 - Fisher & Ludlow, Inc. announced today that it is acquiring the assets of Alabama Metal Industries Corporation's (AMICO's) bar grating facility located in Bourbonnais, Illinois, as well as the bar grating equipment and related inventory at three other AMICO locations.
February 3, 2017 - Carpenter Technology Corp. signed an agreement to purchase Puris LLC, a Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing and advanced technology applications, for $35 million.
February 2, 2017 - Steel Dynamics Inc.’s Roanoke Bar Division has awarded a $28 million equipment contract to SMS Group to install a new reheat furnace and a new finishing area into the Roanoke, Virginia, mill complex.
February 2, 2017 - Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, Georgia, has agreed to acquire Futura Industries, Clearfield, Utah. Futura designs and manufactures extruded aluminum products for multiple end markets, including flooring trims, OEM components for truck grills, solar panels, fitness equipment and other applications. The company employs about 350 people.
February 1, 2017 - In recognition of opportunities and challenges in a changing market and consolidation within the metals industry, the North American Steel Alliance (NASA) is focusing on comprehensive and timely member communications in 2017. To assist the Alliance in communications, the cooperative has retained The Juniper Group, Inc. to provide marketing communications.
February 1, 2017 - The Health & Safety Division and the Coal & Energy Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) are pleased to announce the video premiere of the new documentary Remember Wilberg during the SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference.
January 31, 2017 - A new study released by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), and parent company Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), shows that original equipment (OE) automotive supplier jobs in the U.S. have risen nearly 23.4 percent since 2012. More than 523,000 Americans are directly employed by the OE automotive supplier industry, up from 424,000 in 2012.
January 31, 2017 - Charter Steel today announced plans to build a new Special Bar Quality (SBQ) bar mill adjacent to its existing coil mill and steelmaking operations in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. The highly automated rolling mill will utilize precision sizing to produce diameters from .750 to 3.250 inches (19 to 83mm) in bar lengths from 12 to 50 feet (3.7 to 15.3m).
January 26, 2017 - On January 10, OMAX Corp. was one of 37 companies to receive the prestigious Tibbetts Award at the White House. The Tibbetts Award is given to small businesses and individuals by the US Small Business Administration in recognition for innovative research and development of transferrable technology. OMAX received the award for its outstanding technological innovation in the area of micro abrasive waterjet technology, culminating in the MicroMAX JetMachining Center.
January 25, 2017 - The quarto plate stainless steel mill in New Castle, Indiana—previously owned by Finland-based, Outokumpu—returns to American ownership. The mill and its assets were purchased from Outokumpu by the millʼs current management team and a private equity company, DʼOrazio Capital Partners, LLC. The new company will operate under the name New Castle Stainless Plate, LLC and will be based in New Castle, Indiana. The sale was effective at midnight on January 24, 2017.
January 25, 2017 - World crude steel production reached 1,628.5 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2016, up by 0.8% compared to 2015. Crude steel production decreased in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Crude steel production increased in the CIS, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.
January 24, 2017 - In a move that could possibly boost demand for metal-intensive parts, Ford Motor Co. launched Omnicraft, giving dealers access to a complete family of parts to sell and service all makes of vehicles.
January 24, 2017 - Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that it has begun supplying titanium alloy forged material for shafts to IHI Corporation. The forged material certified by IHI is used in a large commercial jet engine manufactured by General Electric (GE). IHI is one of the joint development partners of the engine.
January 19, 2017 - Dallas Industries, a manufacturer of coil handling, press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry, has announced that the Adient (formerly Johnson Controls) facility in Athens, Tenn., has taken delivery on two complete feed lines, along with two reels and retrofit coil guide rolls for existing systems.