Penn Stainless announces strategic alliance with Lehigh University

Penn Stainless Products and Lehigh University have announced a collaborative effort to provide metal consumers with access to the expertise in Lehigh’s Materials Science and Engineering Department.

Samuel, Son & Co., Limited receives GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

General Motors Co., one of the world’s largest auto makers, recently awarded Samuel, Son & Co., Limited with its distinguished GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award.

Rolled Alloys announces expansion of 17-4 round bar product range

17-4 round bar is now carried in sizes from 3/16 in. to 12 in. diameter in standard lengths or cut to size.  Multiple heat treatment conditions are available as well. Rolled Alloys also inventories 17-4 stainless in plate and welding consumables.

Hypertherm transitions to a 100 percent employee-owned company

Hypertherm announced the transfer of all its common stock into an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, making the company 100 percent employee owned under an S-Corporation structure.

Mississippi Steel Processing orders Red Bud precision blanking line

Mississippi Steel Processing, Columbus, Miss., has ordered a precision blanking line from Red Bud Industries which will be installed in late April 2014.

Butech Bliss selected to build Fulton County Processing’s new HCL pickling line

Fulton County Processing, a northwest Ohio-based, state-of-the-art steel coil processing company, has announced that Butech Bliss will be installing a new hydrochloric push/pull pickling line set to be operational in late 2014.

Samuel, Son & Co. expands operations in Midwest

Samuel Midwest is pleased to announce the opening of a new 65,000 sq. ft. facility in Chicago offering customers a broader selection of products and services. Located at 900 East 103rd Street.

Association of Steel Distributors announces new president, executive committee

The Association of Steel Distributors recently announced that Brian D. Robbins, CEO of MidWest Materials, Inc. in Perry, Ohio has been elected as 2014 president by the association.

Novelis invests additional $205M to meet global auto demand

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced it will invest an additional $205 million to further expand its global manufacturing operations serving the rapidly growing automotive market. The company will build new finishing lines at its plants in Oswego, N.Y. and Nachterstedt, Germany, dedicated to the production of aluminum automotive sheet.

Kim-Tam celebrates 50 years on the road

Five decades ago, Ernie Samuel, president of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, recognized that Samuel required an in-house trucking company to effectively and efficiently handle the growing volume of metal processing. As such, just before New Year’s Eve 1964, Kim-Tam Trucking was created as an independent trucking affiliate of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited. The name was derived from the names of his two daughters Kimberly and Tammy.

Wise announces issuance of senior secured notes and new working capital revolver

Wise Metals Group LLC today announced the closing of its new senior secured notes and a new working capital revolver. The Company’s private offering of $650 million 8.75% senior secured notes due 2018 are secured by certain of its assets. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Securities and Houlihan Lokey were underwriters of the Notes.

SSAB continues to add new high strength steel capabilities at its North America operations

SSAB continues to add new high strength steel capabilities at its North America operations

JDSU and Amada introduce new kilowatt fiber laser

JDSU has collaborated with Amada to develop a new and high-power fiber laser that provides up to 4 kilowatts of output power. The fiber laser has been integrated into a new sheet metal cutting system from Amada called the ENSIS-3015AJ.

Lapham-Hickey Steel acquires Industrial Spring Steel

Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation, Chicago, recently purchased the assets of Industrial Spring Steel, Philadelphia.

Future Metals plans Dayton, Ohio metals service center

Future Metals has announced their intent to open a new metals service center in the Midwest United States. The new facility, to be located in Dayton, Ohio, will be the company's sixth location in North America and ninth location worldwide.

Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Wise Metals Group enter a Memorandum of Understanding

Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Wise Metals Group LLC announced today that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to study the feasibility of creating a joint-venture for the purpose of producing aluminum sheet for use in the automotive industry.

Serapid to exhibit at Fabtech 2013 in Chicago

Serapid, Inc., a leading supplier of die handling technology will be participating in the annual Fabtech Exhibition held this year at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 18-21, 2013.

Mazak expands sales coverage, adds territory

In continuation with their regional growth and sales coverage expansion, Mazak Optonics Corp. has created a new Central Region territory. The territory will encompass all of Illinois and the St. Louis area and will be led by Keith Leuthold, Mazak Optonics Corp. technical sales director.

Sapa congratulates its first NFRC certified simulator

Sapa Extrusions North America announced today that Sr. Application Engineer Alex Chen has been certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

OMAX Corp. names Aqua Machinery exclusive distribution partner for Mexico

OMAX Corp. has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Aqua Machinery SA de CV to market, sell and support premium OMAX JetMachining Centers and versatile MAXIEM JetCutting Centers in Mexico.


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