Thursday | 29 October, 2015 | 8:40 am

New companies, board members and leadership join the Aluminum Association

October 29, 2015 - The Aluminum Association today announced membership growth, additions to its board, and the election of a new Chairman. In addition, the Association announced the winner of the 2015 Marlan A. Boultinghouse Award, the highest award given by the North American industry. The announcements were made during the Aluminum Association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

Wednesday | 28 October, 2015 | 9:04 am

Penn Stainless Products completes construction of new facility

October 28, 2015 - Penn Stainless Products has completed construction of its new 35,000-square-foot transfer and distribution facility in Jackson Center, Mercer County, Pa. With dedicated flatbed delivery starting October 19 along routes throughout Western, Pa., and Eastern, Ohio, PSP can now deliver stainless product to customers in a few days or less.

Tuesday | 27 October, 2015 | 8:29 am

Kasto Inc. and Klein Steel partnership continues to grow

October 27, 2015 - For over 13 years, KASTO Inc. and Klein Steel have been strategic partners in the service center industry. This partnership has allowed both companies to grow and expand as they invest for long term success.

Friday | 23 October, 2015 | 8:00 am

Association of Steel Distributors announces Keith Busse/ASD Scholarship Award recipients

October 23, 2015 - The scholarship, which was created with the support of member Keith Busse, offers scholarships of up to $2,000 for children of ASD-member employees who have been accepted to a two- or four-year college, graduate program or vocational school. This year’s scholarship award winners are  Haley Hrosik, Jesus Contreras and Dustin Arvola.

Wednesday | 21 October, 2015 | 9:29 am

Kenmode builds for the future with expanded metal stamping apprenticeship program

Wednesday | 21 October, 2015 | 9:11 am

TigerStop to unveil the new TigerSaw 2000 at FABTECH 2015

October 21, 2015 - TigerSaw 2000 is a fully automated cross‐cutting saw system with an adjustable cutting envelope, pneumatic clamping and a patent‐pending, innovative lube mister.

Wednesday | 21 October, 2015 | 8:56 am

Samuel Packaging Group’s coding and labeling team complete revamp of website

October 21, 2015 - Along with a complete redesign, the site now proudly displays a large array of application specific videos; the new website has a multitude of information available to the end-user including but not limited to these videos and also containing extensive image galleries of our applications, from Industrial Ink Jet Printing to Automatic Bar Coding.

Tuesday | 20 October, 2015 | 8:14 am

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters' cargo down 8 percent in September

October 20, 2015 - U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) carried 9.8 million tons of cargo in September, a decrease of 8 percent compared to a year ago, and a decrease of 1 percent compared to the month’s long-term average. Iron ore cargos decreased 20 percent.  Coal cargos increased 10 percent.  Limestone loadings increased 6 percent.

Tuesday | 20 October, 2015 | 8:07 am

Titanium Industries Inc. announces Seattle expansion

October 20, 2015 - The 10,000 square-foot distribution and first stage processing facility services the aerospace, industrial, medical, and oil and gas customers in the Pacific Northwest.

Monday | 19 October, 2015 | 1:17 pm

Wire and Tube China 2016: Leading platform for Chinese Market

October 19, 2015 - The exhibitors at wire China 2016 will present machinery and equipment for wire manufacturing and processing, tools and auxiliary materials for process engineering as well as materials and special wires.

Monday | 19 October, 2015 | 1:11 pm

Esmark Inc. and Chicago-based Loeffel Family form new joint venture

October 19, 2015 - Esmark Inc., parent company of Esmark Steel Group, and the Loeffel family, owners of a steel processing and distribution service center based in suburban Chicago, today announced the companies have formed a new joint venture to better serve their respective customer bases across the Midwest. The joint venture will operate under the Loeffel Steel Group brand.

Monday | 19 October, 2015 | 8:38 am

AMI Metals Inc. awarded contract by Lockheed Martin to provide aluminum material for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program

October 19, 2015 - The five year contract, with an estimated value of $300 million, runs January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2021. The contract requirements include value-added, just-in-time, cut-to-size and cut-to-shape processing of aluminum plate for use by multiple Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Teammates and subcontractor facilities for all F-35 aluminum flat rolled requirements.

Friday | 16 October, 2015 | 8:41 am

Messe Düsseldorf to promote tube trade fairs at FABTECH 2015

October 16, 2015 - Messe Düsseldorf will participate in FABTECH 2015 in order to promote its worldwide program of international tube and pipe trade fairs, including Tube Düsseldorf 2016 (April 4 - 8 in Düsseldorf, Germany), Tube China 2016 (September 26 - 29 in Shanghai), Tube Russia 2016 (June 6 - 9 in Moscow) and Tube India 2016 (October 5 - 7 in Mumbai).

Tuesday | 13 October, 2015 | 9:07 am

Odyssey introduces international metals logistics service

October 13, 2015 - This new service leverages Odyssey’s leadership in domestic intermodal metals transportation with its expertise in international transportation management to provide marine logistics capabilities, and is in response to increasing demand from both domestic and international customers seeking an end-to-end solution across the globe.

Tuesday | 13 October, 2015 | 8:38 am

National Safety Council and Metals Service Center Institute to bring safety to more workplaces

October 13, 2015 - The Journey to Safety Excellence campaign of the National Safety Council added a new partner today as the Metals Service Center Institute will sponsor the initiative as one part of a broader program effort to elevate the importance of safety in the metals industry.

Thursday | 08 October, 2015 | 8:28 am

Call for papers: Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas

October 8, 2015 - Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas is now looking to receive abstracts for their two-day conference taking place June 13–14, 2016. Paper abstracts must be received by January 15, 2016.

Wednesday | 07 October, 2015 | 8:25 am

Alcoa wins titanium contract with Lockheed Martin for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

October 7, 2015 - Under the contract, Alcoa becomes the titanium supplier for airframe structures for all three variants of the F-35 over nine years, from 2016 to 2024. At current projected build rates, the contract has an estimated value of approximately $1.1 billion.

Wednesday | 07 October, 2015 | 8:19 am

Successful Wire and Tube Southeast Asia 2015

October 7, 2015 - After three days of strong activities on the show floor, wire Southeast ASIA 2015, the 11th International Wire and Cable Trade Fair for Southeast Asia and Tube Southeast ASIA 2015, the 10th International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair for Southeast Asia, came to successful close in Bangkok: 411 international companies from 33 countries, including seven national group exhibits from Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, the UK and the U.S. showcased their latest technologies to 7,144 international trade visitors from 56 countries.

Monday | 05 October, 2015 | 10:21 am

Crawfordsville’s Nucor Sheet Mill Group achieves VPP “STAR” recertification

October 5, 2015 - Indiana VPP sites are recognized as leaders in workplace safety and health and commended for their success in proactively protecting Hoosier workers. The site achieved initial certification in VPP certification in 2009. VPP “STAR” sites are re-evaluated every three to five years.

Wednesday | 30 September, 2015 | 2:29 pm

O’Neal Industries wins prestigious national health award

September 30, 2015 - O’Neal Industries and its affiliate companies have been selected as a 2015 C. Everett Koop National Health Award recipient in recognition for their LIVESMART employee health and wellness program.

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