July 18, 2016 - SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.), headquartered in Atlanta, will mark its 70th anniversary this fall. At its founding in 1946, SAF was one of only two anodizing lines in the country. Founder Marvin McClatchey was a chemical engineer and pioneer in anodizing for architectural applications. Still in the family, SAF is currently led by second generation brothers and Co-CEOs, Penn McClatchey and Jim McClatchey.
July 13, 2016 - BeAM Machines Inc., the first European manufacturer of metal 3-D additive manufacturing machines using the LMD Technology has established operations in the United States. The company is working with the support of Fives Machining to serve the US market, which has become the world leader in additive manufacturing.
July 11, 2016 - Sapa’s Cressona plant in Pennsylvania has become one of the first in the aluminium extrusion industry to receive Ford Motor Company’s Q1 Award.
July 11, 2016 - The Aluminum Extruders Council and the Aluminum Association today released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major market for 2015. Among key findings, domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the United States and Canada, which includes imports, totaled an estimated 5.11 billion pounds in 2015, an increase of 4.6 percent over the 2014 total of 4.89 billion pounds.
July 8, 2016 - MC Machinery Systems and its partners The Opus Group, Elk Grove Village and Heitman Architects held an official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 30 at the construction site for the new corporate headquarters. Attendees witnessed the current land clearing and preparation of the 11.7-acre lot and participated in a virtual reality experience simulating standing in the lobby of the future headquarters.
July 7, 2016 - On June 14, the Technology Team was awarded the American Metal Market 2016 Award for Steel Excellence in the category Best Process Innovation. Six days later, TMW was featured on Fox Business News Channel's 'Manufacturing Marvels'.
July 7, 2016 - The Aluminum Extruders Council has joined Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition of leading U.S. industry trade groups opposed to the automatic granting of market economy status for China at the end of 2016.
July 7, 2016 - "NextGen is positioned to provide full DC consulting services, design, distribution and warehouse software, integration solutions, and material handling equipment through a network of strategic alliances who truly fit the standards of our company," says Rick Froehlich, founder & president of NextGen.
July 6, 2016 - ASTM International has fully redesigned its International Laboratory Directory, the only directory in the world dedicated to helping manufacturers find the right labs to test their products.
July 6, 2016 - Located at the Alcoa Technology Center outside Pittsburgh, the company will produce proprietary titanium, nickel and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts. Alcoa also has invested in a range of technologies to further develop additive processes, product design and qualification.
June 29, 2016 - With over forty years in the industry, Bossi is the premier manufacturer of inline and secondary surface processing equipment for roll forming and tube mill systems. Formtek has integrated and supplied Bossi equipment on Yoder tube mills for customers in North America.
June 24, 2016 - The Steel Manufacturers Association lauded today’s United States International Trade Commission vote on certain corrosion-resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, Korea, and Taiwan. Final antidumping and countervailing duties were upheld be a unanimous 6-0 affirmative vote.
June 20, 2016 - NioCorp Developments Ltd. and IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. announce that they have entered into a joint development agreement to investigate and develop applications for scandium-containing alloys for multiple downstream markets.
June 20, 2016 - LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) have announced an agreement to collaborate on introducing advanced lightweight material solutions to the Great Lakes Region’s aerospace manufacturing industry.
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.