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Monday | 11 July, 2016 | 9:05 am

Domestic aluminum extrusion consumption grows 4.6 percent in 2015

July 11, 2016 - The Aluminum Extruders Council and the Aluminum Association today released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major market for 2015. Among key findings, domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the United States and Canada, which includes imports, totaled an estimated 5.11 billion pounds in 2015, an increase of 4.6 percent over the 2014 total of 4.89 billion pounds.

Friday | 08 July, 2016 | 8:17 am

MC Machinery Systems Inc. and partners hold groundbreaking ceremony

July 8, 2016 - MC Machinery Systems and its partners The Opus Group, Elk Grove Village and Heitman Architects held an official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 30 at the construction site for the new corporate headquarters. Attendees witnessed the current land clearing and preparation of the 11.7-acre lot and participated in a virtual reality experience simulating standing in the lobby of the future headquarters.

Thursday | 07 July, 2016 | 2:48 pm

TMW wins second excellence award and makes TV debut

July 7, 2016 - On June 14, the Technology Team was awarded the American Metal Market 2016 Award for Steel Excellence in the category Best Process Innovation. Six days later, TMW was featured on Fox Business News Channel's 'Manufacturing Marvels'.

Thursday | 07 July, 2016 | 12:09 pm

AEC joins coalition of U.S. manufacturers opposed to automatically granting China market economy status

July 7, 2016 - The Aluminum Extruders Council has joined Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition of leading U.S. industry trade groups opposed to the automatic granting of market economy status for China at the end of 2016. 

Thursday | 07 July, 2016 | 10:53 am

FastFetch North America changes its name to NextGen DC Systems

July 7, 2016 - "NextGen is positioned to provide full DC consulting services, design, distribution and warehouse software, integration solutions, and material handling equipment through a network of strategic alliances who truly fit the standards of our company," says Rick Froehlich, founder & president of NextGen.

Wednesday | 06 July, 2016 | 9:32 am

ASTM International relaunches Testing Laboratory Directory

July 6, 2016 - ASTM International has fully redesigned its International Laboratory Directory, the only directory in the world dedicated to helping manufacturers find the right labs to test their products.

Wednesday | 06 July, 2016 | 8:10 am

Alcoa opens 3-D printing metal powder plant

July 6, 2016 - Located at the Alcoa Technology Center outside Pittsburgh, the company will produce proprietary titanium, nickel and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts. Alcoa also has invested in a range of technologies to further develop additive processes, product design and qualification.

Wednesday | 29 June, 2016 | 9:00 am

Formtek becomes North American distributor for Bossi

June 29, 2016 - With over forty years in the industry, Bossi is the premier manufacturer of inline and secondary surface processing equipment for roll forming and tube mill systems. Formtek has integrated and supplied Bossi equipment on Yoder tube mills for customers in North America.

Friday | 24 June, 2016 | 10:13 am

SMA lauds ITC vote on corrosion-resistant steel

June 24, 2016 - The Steel Manufacturers Association lauded today’s United States International Trade Commission vote on certain corrosion-resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, Korea, and Taiwan. Final antidumping and countervailing duties were upheld be a unanimous 6-0 affirmative vote.

Monday | 20 June, 2016 | 8:01 am

NioCorp and IBC Advanced Alloys announce joint development agreement

June 20, 2016 - NioCorp Developments Ltd. and IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. announce that they have entered into a joint development agreement to investigate and develop applications for scandium-containing alloys for multiple downstream markets.

Monday | 20 June, 2016 | 7:33 am

Lightweight materials collaboration ready for takeoff in the Great Lakes Region

June 20, 2016 - LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) have announced an agreement to collaborate on introducing advanced lightweight material solutions to the Great Lakes Region’s aerospace manufacturing industry.

Thursday | 16 June, 2016 | 7:29 am

BLM Group hosts 'Tube Innovation Week' and shares plans to build new HQ

June 16, 2016 - The company welcomed customers and vendors to view its latest tube processing technologies, tour its facilities and to receive news of the company’s plans for expansion.

Friday | 10 June, 2016 | 10:54 am

Champagne Metals continues to grow

June 10, 2016 - Champagne Metals, Glenpool, Oklahoma, has doubled the size of its facility in Middlebury, Indiana—from 80,000 to 160,000 square feet, and the company is already planning a third-phase of expansion that would increase the square footage of the facility to 360,000.

Friday | 10 June, 2016 | 8:34 am

2016 Manufacturing Leadership Awards program recognizes industry game-changers

June 10, 2016 - This week at the 12th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards, produced by Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, Ford Motor Company's recently-retired top manufacturing executive, John Fleming was named Manufacturing Leader of the Year, and General Electric received top honors as the Manufacturer of the Year, Large Enterprise.

Thursday | 09 June, 2016 | 10:50 am

BLM Group to feature end-machining center and automatic sawing machine at IMTS

June 9, 2016 - BLM GROUP USA will showcase its BC80 end-machining center and CM602 automatic sawing machine in Booth S-8470 at IMTS 2016, September 12-17, 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago.

Thursday | 09 June, 2016 | 9:04 am

JMC Steel Group Changes Name to Zekelman Industries Inc.

June 9, 2016 - JMC Steel Group has announced that it is changing its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. Zekelman Industries is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma and Energex Tube. Each of these business units will continue to operate under its existing brand name.

Thursday | 09 June, 2016 | 7:25 am

Nucor, JFE Steel form joint venture to supply Mexico’s auto market

June 9, 2016 - Nucor Corp. is forming a 50-50 joint venture with JFE Steel Corp. of Japan to build and operate a plant in central Mexico to make galvanized sheet steel for the nation's automakers and their suppliers. The plant is expected to cost of $270 million.

Tuesday | 07 June, 2016 | 7:49 am

Enmark Systems holds fourth Eniteo Tech Conference

June 7, 2016 - "Our attendees leave ETC with not only a better understanding of our software, but a complete picture of Enmark," says Joe Fellwock, sales manager at Enmark.

Tuesday | 07 June, 2016 | 7:41 am

Sapa invests in value-adding services in southern France

June 7, 2016 - Sapa is consolidating its position in the aluminium extrusion sector in France by investing in new value-added services in Le Garric, extending the company’s ability to meet the growing needs of customers.

Thursday | 02 June, 2016 | 9:37 am

HONDA names waupaca foundry top supplier

June 2, 2016 - Hitachi Metals America LLC accepted Honda Motor Company’s 2015 Excellence in Quality Award for products made at its Waupaca Foundry plants. The award acknowledges suppliers who meet Honda’s philosophy of consistently exceeding expectations and is given annually to suppliers who reach the top of their commodity classification as measured by Honda’s quality and warranty performance index. 

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