June 10, 2016 - Champagne Metals, Glenpool, Oklahoma, has doubled the size of its facility in Middlebury, Indiana—from 80,000 to 160,000 square feet, and the company is already planning a third-phase of expansion that would increase the square footage of the facility to 360,000.
June 10, 2016 - This week at the 12th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards, produced by Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, Ford Motor Company's recently-retired top manufacturing executive, John Fleming was named Manufacturing Leader of the Year, and General Electric received top honors as the Manufacturer of the Year, Large Enterprise.
June 9, 2016 - BLM GROUP USA will showcase its BC80 end-machining center and CM602 automatic sawing machine in Booth S-8470 at IMTS 2016, September 12-17, 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago.
June 9, 2016 - JMC Steel Group has announced that it is changing its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. Zekelman Industries is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma and Energex Tube. Each of these business units will continue to operate under its existing brand name.
June 9, 2016 - Nucor Corp. is forming a 50-50 joint venture with JFE Steel Corp. of Japan to build and operate a plant in central Mexico to make galvanized sheet steel for the nation's automakers and their suppliers. The plant is expected to cost of $270 million.
June 7, 2016 - "Our attendees leave ETC with not only a better understanding of our software, but a complete picture of Enmark," says Joe Fellwock, sales manager at Enmark.
June 7, 2016 - Sapa is consolidating its position in the aluminium extrusion sector in France by investing in new value-added services in Le Garric, extending the company’s ability to meet the growing needs of customers.
June 2, 2016 - Hitachi Metals America LLC accepted Honda Motor Company’s 2015 Excellence in Quality Award for products made at its Waupaca Foundry plants. The award acknowledges suppliers who meet Honda’s philosophy of consistently exceeding expectations and is given annually to suppliers who reach the top of their commodity classification as measured by Honda’s quality and warranty performance index.
May 31, 2016 - Producers of steel pipes, fittings and flanges have met in Dusseldorf to discuss the problem of steel products counterfeiting, challenging the industry today. The ultimate goal of the meeting is to develop joint plan of actions to withstand unfair competition that cause crucial risks for industry and society. The meeting was organized as part of Fight Fake Products Initiative, established in December 2015.
May 27, 2016 - Women in Manufacturing has elected Sheila LaMothe, associate director of marketing and public relations for Farmington, Connecticut-based TRUMPF Inc., 2016 chairperson of the WiM Board of Directors. LaMothe takes the reins after serving as WiM’s vice chairperson in 2015 and participating on the WiM Summit host committee for the past four years.
May 26, 2016 - The funds will be used to further strengthen Norsk Titanium’s leadership team and operations worldwide in support of aerospace qualification and production orders for precision structural components produced by the company’s patented Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology.
May 25, 2016 - MC Machinery Systems Inc. and C4 Industrial held a grand opening event in Dallas March 30-31. The facility, located at houses MC Machinery Systems’ new Laser Technical Center and C4’s new Fabrication and Machining Experience Center. They hosted over 100 guests for the unveiling of the new facility, which included a ribbon cutting ceremony, championship style barbeque lunch and machine demonstrations.
May 25, 2016 - "This is an issue of concern in countries where government policies encourage steel capacity growth without regard to market signals, or where government actions sustain uneconomic or consistently loss-making steel plants that otherwise would exit the market."
May 25, 2016 - New business spans a broad range of industries and applications, including the defense, industrial, municipal, automotive and commercial-vehicle sectors.
May 24, 2016 - The Steel Market Development Institute presented Alexander D. Wilson from ArcelorMittal (retired) and Roger L. Brockenbrough, P.E. from R. L. Brockenbrough & Associates, Inc. with SMDI Lifetime Achievement Awards for their lasting contributions to the steel construction market.
May 23, 2016 - Installed to support the production of stronger, lighter and safer vehicles, the line represents Novelis' latest investment of $120 million to expand high-strength aluminum alloy supply for Ford F-Series trucks, America's best-selling truck for 39 years and best-selling vehicle for 34 years.
May 20, 2016 - A main focus of TECHNI’s Business Development group is to help companies around the world significantly improve their operating performance through the utilization of TECHNI’s industry-leading products and technology.
May 18, 2016 - SFIA voting members unanimously approved the slate of steel framing industry leaders selected by organization's nominating committee and approved by the prior year's board. The vote took place at the 2016 SFIA Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA, on April 17.