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Avalon Precision Casting completes acquisition of Precision Metalsmiths

Avalon Precision Casting is pleased to announce completion of the acquisition of Precision Metalsmiths Inc. Both companies are headquartered in Cleveland.

Power plant sees 70 percent space savings with Vidmar

By using custom-built Vidmar cabinets OPPD benefitted from a 70% space savings, increased storage in less space, and improved organization with their workbenches.

State-of-the-art safety upgrade for stainless steel rolling mill

ABB's new safety PLC has provided the platform for Sandvik Materials Technology to add zoned safety guarding to a large cold rolling mill at its Sandviken plant in Sweden. The mill is a key part of the production line for precision strip steel at the plant.

Taylor-Winfield Tech. to solve welding and processing needs for steel producer

World’s largest steel producer selects Taylor-Winfield Technologies to integrate Post-Weld Induction Heating Systems into their existing seam and flash welders.

Varsteel purchases Herr-Voss Stamco ELT enhanced leveling technology

Herr-Voss Stamco recently received an order from Varsteel Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada for an Enhanced Leveling Technology (ELT) retrofit. This new enhancing leveler will process material up to .500 in. by 96 in. wide.

2 blast furnaces restarted at U.S. Steel Gary Works

Two of four blast furnaces at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Gary Works steelmaking complex restarted this week after a brief idling caused by the lack of iron ore to feed them.

Salvagnini’s new Canadian office set to open May 1

Salvagnini Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Salvagnini America, will move into its new facility at 4181 Sladeview Crescent, Unit 44, in Mississauga, Ontario. Build-out of the office and warehouse space is scheduled to be completed by the first of May.

Novelis marks commercial debut of evercan aluminum beverage can sheet

Red Hare Brewing Company to package its craft beer in the world’s first certified high-recycled content aluminum beverage can.

Allor announces North American steel industry distributorship of Royal Purple

Allor-Plesh has partnered with Royal Purple to exclusively distribute Royal Purple lubrication products to the North American steel industry.

Flatness measurement system from NextSense makes Chinese steel producer a world leader

Optical measurement technology safeguards quality of high-speed rails

Altra named in "Forbes America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies"

Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission products, was recently named in “Forbes America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.”

 

With a thaw comes needed iron, but also, more foreign steel

Minnesota-sourced iron ore finally arrived at Gary, Ind., on Tuesday, sources told Modern Metals.

Novelis breaks ground on $85 million auto sheet finishing line

Novelis celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for a new automotive sheet finishing line at its Nachterstedt, Germany, facility.

Gary Works outage may extend HR price run, encourage imports

Gary Works outage may extend HR price run, encourage imports

Corrosion Materials expands inventory

Corrosion Materials, a leader in corrosion resistant alloy distribution, is adding Alloy K500 QQ-N-286 Rev. F & G and Alloy 405 in bar to their extensive list of inventory.

Kalamazoo Industries offers abrasive saw optimization service

Kalamazoo Industries offers an abrasive saw optimization service for its customers purchasing a cutoff saw. The service is designed to ensure customers get the optimal saw for their requirements.

The Association of Steel Distributors celebrates success at its 2014 annual convention

The Association of Steel Distributors held its 2014 annual convention March 20-22 in Orlando, Fla.

Breakaway Services formed to offer operational process evaluations

Recognizing a need for tailored operational improvements in the mill and service center sectors, Breakaway Services LLC was formed.

Herr-Voss Stamco commissions cut-to-length line and a Strand Extensioner slitting line at Cascadia Metals Ltd.

Herr-Voss Stamco recently completed the commissioning of two new state-of-the-art processing lines at Cascadia Metals in Brandon, Manitoba; a cut-to-length line and a Strand Extensioner slitting line.

COE Press Equipment announces new cut-to-length business unit

COE Press Equipment has announced the formation of its COE cut-to-length new business unit focused on providing cut-to-length lines to fabricators and metal stampers who are looking to achieve the cost savings associated with producing blanks in-house.

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