Tuesday | 11 July, 2017 | 2:28 pm

Alcoa plans partial restart of aluminum smelter at Warrick Operations

July 11, 2017 - Alcoa Corporation today announced plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, Ind., an action that will further improve the competitiveness of the on-site rolling mill.

Tuesday | 11 July, 2017 | 9:03 am

Ampco-Pittsburgh subsidiaries to increase price on forged and cast engineered products

July 11, 2017 - Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation, will raise prices on forged and cast engineered products that it and its subsidiaries produce globally. These subsidiaries include the acquired companies formerly comprising the Åkers Group. This increase is effective August 1, 2017, or as relevant contract terms permit.

Tuesday | 11 July, 2017 | 8:57 am

Spirit AeroSystems creates 3- and 4-axis fabrication center of excellence

July 11, 2017 - Spirit AeroSystems announced the creation of a 3- and 4-axis machining center of excellence at its McAlester, Okla., facility. The center will accommodate new detailed parts fabrication work in the global aerostructures market, while also supporting current customer contracts.

Tuesday | 11 July, 2017 | 8:36 am

Castle closes financing agreement, continues operations

July 11, 2017 - A.M. Castle & Co., Oak Brook, Illinois, a global distributor of specialty metal and supply chain solutions, successfully closed its $85 million senior-secured, revolving, debtor-in-possession financing agreement with PNC Bank.

Monday | 10 July, 2017 | 8:00 am

GF Machining Solutions’ System 3R celebrates 50 years of precision

July 10, 2017 - GF Machining Solutions’ System 3R, a leading supplier of modular workholding/tooling systems, automation and software, celebrates 50 years of Swedish precision and innovation.

Monday | 10 July, 2017 | 7:48 am

Norsk Hydro, Sapa agree to merger

Norsk Hydro has agreed with Orkla to acquire its 50 percent interest in Sapa for a total enterprise value of NOK 27 billion (U.S. $3.23 billion)

Monday | 10 July, 2017 | 7:41 am

United Performance Metals expands edging, slitting capacity

July 10, 2017 - United Performance Metals (UPM) installed a new edging line at its Hamilton, Ohio, headquarters and relocated the Ohio shop’s 12-inch-wide slitting and edging equipment to its La Mirada, California, service center.

Wednesday | 05 July, 2017 | 2:03 pm

The fourth Valve World Americas Expo & Conference was a success

July 5, 2017 - The fourth staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference organized by KCI Publishing Corporation and Messe Düsseldorf North America was held on June 20th and 21st at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. There were a total of 4,141 attendees for the entire event, including nearly 450 conference delegates.

Friday | 30 June, 2017 | 7:16 am

BLM GROUP USA opens new headquarters and tech center

June 30, 2017 - The new 75,000 sq.ft. facility provides even greater access for customers to explore the company’s products, services and technologies. It features an impressive 35,000 sq.ft. showroom, a separate machine setup and tooling area, multiple training rooms and an expanded parts department with upgraded inventory tracking and order fulfillment system.

Thursday | 29 June, 2017 | 10:36 am

Synalloy proposes merger with Universal Stainless, initially rebuffed

June 29, 2017 - Synalloy Corp. acquired a 3 percent ownership position in Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc., and has presented Universal Stainless’ board of directors with an initial proposal to merge the two companies.

Thursday | 29 June, 2017 | 8:36 am

Shipbuilder wins $54M contract for aluminum cutters

June 29, 2017 - Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected by the U.S. Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels for United States partner nations. Under the terms of the award, Metal Shark will build up to thirteen 85-foot Defiant-class welded aluminum cutters for the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and other nations.

Thursday | 29 June, 2017 | 8:27 am

Coil coater sponsors Daytona racing team

June 29, 2017 - Axalta Coating Systems, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has partnered with Vorteq Coil Finishers LLC to feature Vorteq as the primary sponsor on the hood of JR Motorsports’ No. 9 Axalta Chevrolet race car driven by William Byron at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, June 30.

Wednesday | 28 June, 2017 | 9:48 am

Metalforming manufacturing business conditions report: June 2017

June 28, 2017 - Metalforming manufacturing companies anticipate little change in business conditions during the next three months, according to the June 2017 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 105 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada.

Wednesday | 28 June, 2017 | 9:21 am

AMAG opens Europe's most state-of-the-art aluminium cold rolling mill

June 28, 2017 - After commissioning a new hot rolling mill in September 2014, AMAG opened Europe's most state-of-the-art aluminium cold rolling mill in the presence of around 700 guests on June 22, 2017. By taking this step, the company becomes the leading centre of expertise in aluminium rolled products.

Tuesday | 27 June, 2017 | 7:45 am

Mill Steel Co. opens facility in Houston

June 27, 2017 - Mill Steel will distribute its entire product line from this new location, including hot-rolled, cold-rolled, painted, and coated steel. It will maintain a large painted product inventory, with a full complement of paint systems and codes.

Thursday | 22 June, 2017 | 12:11 pm

Workshops for Warriors' Employer Career Fair Event

June 22, 2017 - Workshops for Warriors is the only school in the Nation that trains, certifies, and helps place Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and Transitioning Service Members into advanced manufacturing careers, and they will be hosting an Employer Career Fair August 4, 2017.

Wednesday | 21 June, 2017 | 2:22 pm

Red Bud Industries receives order from Aaon Inc.

June 20, 2017 - Red Bud Industries recently received an order for a Precision Multi-Blanking Line from Aaon Incorporated, a heating and cooling equipment manufacturer located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Wednesday | 21 June, 2017 | 1:18 pm

Emuge Corp. and Open Mind establish partnership

June 20, 2017 -  Emuge Corp., manufacturer of high performance taps, drills, end mills and other rotary tools, announced it has established a partnership with OPEN MIND Technologies AG, developer of CAM/CAD software solutions worldwide.

Tuesday | 20 June, 2017 | 9:06 am

May 2017 crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to worldsteel

June 20, 2017 - World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.3 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2017, a 2.0% increase compared to May 2016.

Monday | 19 June, 2017 | 9:31 am

Accuride reaches agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels GmbH

June 19, 2017 - Headquartered in Solingen, Germany, Mefro Wheels is a privately-owned supplier of steel wheels to the European and Asian passenger car, light vehicle and commercial vehicle industries and maintains manufacturing operations in Germany, France, Turkey, Russia and China. The transaction is subject to applicable anti-trust approvals.

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