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Tuesday | 17 October, 2017 | 6:23 am

Houghton International patents new aluminum etching technology

October 17, 2017 - This patent protects Houghton’s new technology for aluminum acid etching, which improves upon conventional caustic etching and is formulated to provide a premium matte finish at low gloss values with minimum aluminum dissolution.

Monday | 16 October, 2017 | 7:46 pm

SSINA appoints new market development committee chairman

October 16, 2017 - The Specialty Steel Industry of North America announced its appointment of Steve Letnich as the Chairman of its Market Development Committee, effective immediately.

Thursday | 12 October, 2017 | 7:23 pm

Governor Ivey announces Alabama as first state to roll out nationally recognized manufacturing credentials at every community college

October 12, 2017 - Governor Kay Ivey, while speaking at the Southern Automotive Conference Friday, announced that the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), through a partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), will be offering nationally-recognized and industry-led credentials at every college this Spring. This rollout makes Alabama the first state in the nation to offer the MSSC credentials statewide.

Thursday | 12 October, 2017 | 7:19 pm

Wisconsin-based Mitchell Metal Products wins first national reshoring award

October 12, 2017 - Mitchell Metal Products of Merrill, Wisconsin, has received the first National Reshoring Award in recognition of the company’s success bringing manufacturing back home to the United States.The award, given by The Reshoring Initiative and the Precision Metalforming Association, honors a company that has effectively reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating or machining. 

Thursday | 12 October, 2017 | 8:13 am

The MPI undergoes its sharpest drop since early June

October 12, 2017 - The Materials Price Index (MPI) fell by 2.3 percent last week, its strongest decline since early June. Only four sub-indexes, principally ferrous metals and oil, drove the fall. Ferrous metals dropped by a sharp 9.6 percent, while oil prices fell by 2.8 percent.

Wednesday | 11 October, 2017 | 12:03 pm

Aluminum Association announces new leadership, board members and membership growth

October 11, 2017 - Kaiser Aluminum’s Mark Eliopulos wins Boultinghouse Award; Alcoa’s Michelle O’Neill elected first woman chair.

Tuesday | 10 October, 2017 | 12:10 pm

Constellium consolidates its long-term partnership with Bombardier through multi-year contract

October 10, 2017 - Constellium N.V. announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Bombardier to supply flat rolled products in a rich mix of alloys, shapes and applications for a number of their aircraft programs such as C Series, CRJ Series, Q Series, Global and Challenger.

Tuesday | 10 October, 2017 | 12:08 pm

Arconic wins multimillion dollar titanium supply contract with aerospace manufacturer Ducommun

October 10, 2017 - Multi-year agreement expands Arconic’s position with Ducommun as a supplier of titanium sheet and plate for leading defense and commercial aircraft platforms.

Tuesday | 10 October, 2017 | 12:06 pm

ATI and GE Aviation investing in joint Chester County, S.C., operations

October 10, 2017 - Allegheny Technologies Incorporated and GE Aviation have selected the property adjacent to ATI’s Richburg, S.C. operations as the site for a new research and development (R&D) facility. This joint venture is expected to create 29 new jobs.

Tuesday | 10 October, 2017 | 12:03 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces Siemens and Chromalloy to create 350 new jobs in Tampa

October 10, 2017 - Governor Rick Scott announced that Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation have chosen Hillsborough County as the headquarters location for their new joint venture, Advanced Airfoil Components.

Tuesday | 10 October, 2017 | 11:59 am

Metal Shark wins U.S. Navy PB(X) patrol boat contract

October 10, 2017 - Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been awarded the contract to produce the U.S. Navy’s next-generation patrol boat, the PB(X).

Tuesday | 10 October, 2017 | 11:51 am

Ampco-Pittsburgh announces customer contract win

October 10, 2017 - Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation, has been selected by Zhongwang High Precision Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd, a leading Chinese manufacturer of high-end aluminum flat-rolled products, to supply rolls for their new hot rolling mill installation.

Thursday | 05 October, 2017 | 2:10 pm

METALCON gives back to the local community helping Las Vegas area veterans

October 5, 2017 - The metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions gives back to the local community during its annual tradeshow and conference taking place October 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Thursday | 05 October, 2017 | 9:32 am

More than 50 NTMA member companies to participate in 2017 Manufacturing Day

October 5, 2017 - More than 50 National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) member companies from over 15 different states will participate in Manufacturing Day, an annual celebration of modern American manufacturing.

Wednesday | 04 October, 2017 | 12:19 pm

MC Machinery Systems Inc. hosts grand opening event at new headquarters

October 4, 2017 - MC Machinery Systems hosted more than 1,000 customers, visitors and team members for the grand opening of their new headquarters last month. The event was one of the first opportunities for customers and partners to explore the 175,000-square-foot facility, which includes a 50,000-square-foot showroom among many other modern amenities.

Wednesday | 04 October, 2017 | 12:12 pm

CCAI partners with Workshops for Warriors

October 4, 2017 - The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and Workshops for Warriors entered into an agreement on September 6, 2017, to develop an industrial finishing certificate program for Workshops for Warriors students. The program, Finishing for Warriors, is scheduled to be launched in 2019.

Tuesday | 03 October, 2017 | 1:21 pm

Aluminum Association honors representatives Bucshon, DelBene as legislators of the year

October 3, 2017 - The Aluminum Association honored U.S. Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN-8) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1) with its Legislator of the Year awards for 2017. The members, who serve as co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Aluminum Caucus, received the recognition during a Monday night reception in conjunction with the association’s annual meeting – “Aluminum Moves America.”

Tuesday | 03 October, 2017 | 1:18 pm

TimkenSteel, United Steelworkers reach tentative agreement for new four-year contract

October 3, 2017 - TimkenSteel and the United Steelworkers Local 1123 have reached a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract and, in the coming week, will finalize documentation of a formal agreement for presentation and ratification by the represented workforce. The date of the vote will be set and announced by the union.

Monday | 02 October, 2017 | 8:29 am

UPM adds 6KW fiber laser, Arku leveler and time saver

October 2, 2017 - United Performance Metals has installed a new 6KW fiber laser in the company’s Cincinnati headquarters.

Friday | 29 September, 2017 | 8:40 am

Novelis completes JV with Kobe Steel

September 29, 2017 - Novelis, an aluminum producer, completed the transaction for its joint venture with Kobe Steel, Ltd., which rolls aluminum in Japan. The JV, Ulsan Aluminum Ltd., was formed by Novelis selling Kobe Steel its ownership interest in its Ulsan, South Korea facility, for U.S. $315 million.

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