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Samuel, Son & Co. expands operations in Midwest

Samuel Midwest is pleased to announce the opening of a new 65,000 sq. ft. facility in Chicago offering customers a broader selection of products and services. Located at 900 East 103rd Street.

Association of Steel Distributors announces new president, executive committee

The Association of Steel Distributors recently announced that Brian D. Robbins, CEO of MidWest Materials, Inc. in Perry, Ohio has been elected as 2014 president by the association.

Novelis invests additional $205M to meet global auto demand

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced it will invest an additional $205 million to further expand its global manufacturing operations serving the rapidly growing automotive market. The company will build new finishing lines at its plants in Oswego, N.Y. and Nachterstedt, Germany, dedicated to the production of aluminum automotive sheet.

Kim-Tam celebrates 50 years on the road

Five decades ago, Ernie Samuel, president of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, recognized that Samuel required an in-house trucking company to effectively and efficiently handle the growing volume of metal processing. As such, just before New Year’s Eve 1964, Kim-Tam Trucking was created as an independent trucking affiliate of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited. The name was derived from the names of his two daughters Kimberly and Tammy.

Wise announces issuance of senior secured notes and new working capital revolver

Wise Metals Group LLC today announced the closing of its new senior secured notes and a new working capital revolver. The Company’s private offering of $650 million 8.75% senior secured notes due 2018 are secured by certain of its assets. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Securities and Houlihan Lokey were underwriters of the Notes.

SSAB continues to add new high strength steel capabilities at its North America operations

SSAB continues to add new high strength steel capabilities at its North America operations

JDSU and Amada introduce new kilowatt fiber laser

JDSU has collaborated with Amada to develop a new and high-power fiber laser that provides up to 4 kilowatts of output power. The fiber laser has been integrated into a new sheet metal cutting system from Amada called the ENSIS-3015AJ.

Lapham-Hickey Steel acquires Industrial Spring Steel

Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation, Chicago, recently purchased the assets of Industrial Spring Steel, Philadelphia.

Future Metals plans Dayton, Ohio metals service center

Future Metals has announced their intent to open a new metals service center in the Midwest United States. The new facility, to be located in Dayton, Ohio, will be the company's sixth location in North America and ninth location worldwide.

Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Wise Metals Group enter a Memorandum of Understanding

Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Wise Metals Group LLC announced today that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to study the feasibility of creating a joint-venture for the purpose of producing aluminum sheet for use in the automotive industry.

Serapid to exhibit at Fabtech 2013 in Chicago

Serapid, Inc., a leading supplier of die handling technology will be participating in the annual Fabtech Exhibition held this year at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 18-21, 2013.

Mazak expands sales coverage, adds territory

In continuation with their regional growth and sales coverage expansion, Mazak Optonics Corp. has created a new Central Region territory. The territory will encompass all of Illinois and the St. Louis area and will be led by Keith Leuthold, Mazak Optonics Corp. technical sales director.

Sapa congratulates its first NFRC certified simulator

Sapa Extrusions North America announced today that Sr. Application Engineer Alex Chen has been certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

OMAX Corp. names Aqua Machinery exclusive distribution partner for Mexico

OMAX Corp. has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Aqua Machinery SA de CV to market, sell and support premium OMAX JetMachining Centers and versatile MAXIEM JetCutting Centers in Mexico.

ESAB to host plasma cutting webinar

ESAB Cutting Systems will host a free Webinar entitled CNC Plasma Cutting Machines: Water Tables vs. Downdraft Tables on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT.

Seminar addresses shortage of skilled manufacturing professionals

A growing shortage of skilled manufacturing professionals is one of the biggest threats facing America’s manufacturing industries. This pressing topic will be addressed during a special “Workforce Tools and Applications” seminar, 11:20-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Jet Edge, Inc., 12070 43rd Street N.E., St. Michael, Minn.

Marmon/Keystone holds company-wide celebration

To honor employees’ participation in the Quality Improvement Process over the past year, all of Marmon/Keystone’s 30 locations across the United States each gathered for an afternoon of recreational outings, team building and prize giveaways on Friday, September 13.

NASA adds five new metal service centers as members/owners

North American Steel Alliance Board of Directors announced that with the addition of five new metal service centers as member/owners of the metal distribution industry’s first and largest cooperative, the co-op continues to grow at a steady and sustainable pace. NASA’s 121 service center owners represent approximately 375 operating locations servicing metal-consuming customers across all of the US and Canada.

Lenox named finalist for Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

MassEcon recently named LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium band saw blades, power tool accessories and hand tools, as one of the 23 companies from across the state to have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards.

Hsiang Yu Machinery to represent Jet Edge in Taiwan

Jet Edge Inc. announced that Hsiang Yu Machinery Co., Ltd. has been selected as its newest waterjet systems dealer for Taiwan, R.O.C. Hsiang Yu Machinery carries Jet Edge’s full line of waterjet cutting and surface preparation equipment, including waterjet cutting machines, waterjet intensifier pumps and portable waterjetting systems.

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