March 31, 2017 - HGG received the award because of the “Smart manufacturing example HGG has set for the metalworking industry.” According to a spokesman on the decision-making committee, “By constant process improvement through innovation, digitalization and automation, HGG continues to demonstrate major reductions in throughput time and costs.” HGG received a check for €5,000.
March 31, 2017 - Steel Dynamics Inc. opened a new $100 million paint facility this week in Columbus, Mississippi. The project broke ground in January 2016. The line has an annual coating capacity of 250,000 tons.
March 30, 2017 - Advanced Gauging Technologies, Plain City, Ohio, has received an order from Delaco Steel Corporation, Dearborn, Mich., for a new AGT400 Thickness Gauge.
March 30, 2017 - Employees on strike at the CEZinc refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., plan to make their voices heard at Noranda Income Fund’s Annual General Meeting on April 28 in Toronto.
March 30, 2017 - Mazak continues to provide the most advanced and highly productive manufacturing technologies available through strategic collaborations with other key OEMs. As the result of such a collaborative effort with Murata Machinery Ltd., Mazak developed its new MAZATEC SMS that provides unmanned, lights-out manufacturing and high output, as well as IIoT connectivity.
March 29, 2017 - OMAX Corp., manufacturer of abrasive waterjet systems, announced today that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This latest edition of the ISO 9001 quality management standard covers design, development, production and service and ensures the company has a process for continuous improvement in all four areas.
March 29, 2017 - Messe Düsseldorf will participate in Interwire 2017 in order to promote its “Join the best – worldwide” portfolio of international wire and cable trade fairs. Trade shows for metal production, processing and finishing, for wires, cables and tubes, iron and steel have a long tradition in Düsseldorf, Germany.
March 22, 2017 - Nucor Corp. will invest $85 million to upgrade the rolling mill at its steel bar mill in Marion, Ohio, which producers rebar and signposts.
March 22, 2017 - World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 126.6 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2017, a 4.1 percent increase compared to February 2016. It should be noted that there were 29 days in February 2016.
March 22, 2017 - The test helps manufacturers, consumers, and laboratories verify that an alloy’s composition is within the needed limits through an analysis method called “inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry” (ICP-AES).
March 14, 2017 - Fairfield Aluminum Castings Company has retained Equity Partners HP to seek refinancing or a buyer for this 70-year-old aluminum foundry, specializing in sand and permanent mold products.
March 17, 2017 - Novelis announced it has expanded its automotive supply capabilities by signing an agreement with next-generation car company, NIO, to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles.
March 17, 2017 - Steel Dynamics Inc. projects its first quarter 2017 earnings will be much higher than for the same 2016 period. Profitability within steelmaking operations is expected to meaningfully increase in comparison to fourth quarter, based on both higher shipments and metal spread expansion.
March 16, 2017 - Nucor Corp. says its expected improvement in earnings in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 is primarily due to the performance of its sheet and plate mills.
March 10, 2017 - The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) commends the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for their unanimous vote today to extend the existing antidumping and countervailing duties orders on aluminum extrusions from China.
March 9, 2017 - The Aluminum Association’s Trade Enforcement Working Group today filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging that unfairly traded imports of certain aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China are causing material injury to the domestic industry. This action is part of the industry’s broad trade strategy to address Chinese overcapacity throughout the value chain.
March 9, 2017 - The Material Works announced that on February 6, 2017, the most advanced EPS technology platform – the EPS Generation 3 Coil Line – processed its first coil at the TMW Technology Center in Red Bud, Illinois.
March 2, 2017 - Nucor Corp., Charlotte, North Carolina, acquired the assets of Omega Joist, a subsidiary of Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. Omega Joist produces open web steel joists at its plant in Nisku, Alberta, and has sales offices in western British Columbia and southern Alberta.
March 1, 2017 - Synalloy Corporation today announced that its subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC, has closed on the purchase of Marcegaglia USA’s stainless steel pipe and tube operations. The purchase price for the transaction of $14.95 million includes primarily the stainless steel pipe and tube manufacturing equipment and inventory assets of the business.
March 1, 2017 - Citing growth in sales and the potential for expanding into foreign markets, TigerStop has opened a new office in Mexico City and has hired Gregorio Aspeitia as the National Sales Manager for Mexico.