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Tuesday | 26 January, 2016 | 10:26 am

PE firm takes stake in building products maker

January 26, 2016 - Blackford Capital, a private equity firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, acquired an ownership stake in Hastings, Michigan-based Quality Aluminum Products, which manufacturers residential exterior products from aluminum.

Friday | 22 January, 2016 | 11:22 am

Fiat Chrysler starts up new press

January 22, 2016 - FCA US started production Jan. 22 on its newest stamping press at the Warren Stamping Plant. The automaker invested $63 million to install  high-speed Servo Tandem Press technology (a 180-inch press line) that will increase capacity by up to 12,000 hits per day or approximately 3.6 million parts per year.

Wednesday | 20 January, 2016 | 1:47 pm

MSCI scholarship program breaks record

January 20, 2016 - The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) and its chapters last year granted 342 scholarships with a combined value of $766,500—making 2015 MSCI’s largest scholarship year yet.

Wednesday | 20 January, 2016 | 11:08 am

ATI to idle two plants, write down flat-rolled assets

January 20, 2016 - Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) says its fourth-quarter 2015 results will include $267 million in pre-tax charges, including $181 million of non-cash, long-lived asset impairment charges for its Flat Rolled Products (FRP) business, and $76 million of non-cash inventory charges. Asset impairment charges include the writeoff of all $127 million of goodwill in the FRP business.

Wednesday | 20 January, 2016 | 10:59 am

Worthington buys brazing alloys producer

January 20, 2016 - Worthington Industries Inc. has acquired the business of NetBraze LLC, a manufacturer of brazing alloys, silver brazing filler metals, solders and fluxes primarily used in plumbing, HVAC-R, industrial gas and OEM markets.

Wednesday | 20 January, 2016 | 10:50 am

Architects using copper to be recognized

January 20, 2016 - The Copper Development Association (CDA) and Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) have issued a call for entries of outstanding copper building projects for submission to the 2016 North American Copper in Architecture Awards, a program which recognizes and promotes outstanding application of architectural copper alloys.

Wednesday | 20 January, 2016 | 10:42 am

3-D printed aerospace parts undergo engineering analysis

January 20, 2016 - The first shipment of Airbus test parts manufactured by Norsk Titanium AS’s patented Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process has been received and finish machined by Premium Aerotec.

Wednesday | 20 January, 2016 | 9:36 am

CDA supports energy modernization bill

January 20, 2016 - The Copper Development Association (CDA), based in New York City, is calling on the 114th Congress to pass the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which would establish rebate programs for energy efficient and sustainable technologies. 

Tuesday | 19 January, 2016 | 3:50 pm

OMAX names distribution partners for fabricators in Mid Atlantic, Southern states

January 19, 2016 - OMAX Corp. has signed exclusive distribution agreements with Mid Atlantic Machinery and Southern States Machinery to market, sell and support premium OMAX JetMachining Centers and versatile MAXIEM JetMachining Centers to fabricators in the Mid and South Atlantic regions.

Monday | 18 January, 2016 | 3:54 pm

Pennsylvania service center joins NASA

January 18, 2016 - M. Glosser & Sons has joined the North American Steel Alliance, bringing the metal distribution cooperative’s membership to 120 companies. M. Glosser & Sons has been serving Western and Central Pennsylvania for 117 years and over four generations.

Wednesday | 13 January, 2016 | 11:27 am

Delta Steel upgrades temper mill cut-to-length line

January 13, 2016 - Delta Steel Technologies, Irving, Texas, has upgraded the temper mill cut-to-length line at State Steel Supply company in Sioux City, Iowa. The line is now capable of processing steel up to 1 in. in thickness and up to 96 in.

Tuesday | 12 January, 2016 | 2:19 pm

Feralloy purchases new Butech Bliss stretch leveler and Synergy leveler

January 12, 2016 - In a effort to continue to deliver the absolute best memory free material to their customers, Feralloy has selected Butech Bliss to upgrade their existing cut-to-length line in Huger, South Carolina.

Tuesday | 12 January, 2016 | 9:39 am

Wind energy a fresh breeze for valve manufacturers

January 12, 2016 - Wind power is playing in the Champions League of renewables: according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) 318,137 MW of wind energy capacity were installed worldwide end of 2013 and in 2014 around 45,000 MW were added.

Monday | 11 January, 2016 | 8:38 am

November steel shipments down 12.4 percent from October

January 11, 2016 - The American Iron and Steel Institute reported today that for the month of November 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,457,870 net tons, a 12.4 percent decrease from the 7,369,472 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2015, and a 15.5 percent decrease from the 7,638,086 net tons shipped in November 2014.

Friday | 08 January, 2016 | 9:15 am

Pennsylvania Steel Co. acquires Erie Metals

January 8, 2016 - Pennsylvania Steel Co. finalized its acquisition of Erie Metals in January and appointed Bob Noonan to general manager of the new division.

Thursday | 07 January, 2016 | 9:27 am

Concept Systems receives 2016 System Integrator of Year award

January 7, 2016 - Concept Systems, Albany, Oregon, received the 2016 System Integrator of the Year from CFE Media for its accomplishments in developing and installing complex manufacturing automation solutions for companies across a wide range of industries.

Wednesday | 06 January, 2016 | 1:49 pm

Ohio Laser adds Arku hydraulic leveler for stress free parts

January 6, 2016 - The FlatMaster 55 hydraulic precision leveling system is a quick and simple process that can flatten parts in a matter of minutes. It makes subsequent Ohio Laser processes faster and more reliable, including robotic welding, laser cutting and MIG/TIG welding.

Tuesday | 05 January, 2016 | 2:38 pm

HyCAL Corp. installing hydrogen continuous anneal line

January 5, 2016 - The line, which was developed and built by Ebner, will use an optimized blend of hydrogen, rather than water, for strip cooling to produce UHSS/AHSS grades.

Tuesday | 05 January, 2016 | 2:09 pm

Pat Mooney Saws settles into new Chicago-area location

January 5, 2016 - The new facility is 48,000 sq. ft. under roof, tripling the size of Pat Mooney Saws' operations. Its new Test Center is 10,000 sq. ft. The space allows Pat Mooney to carry more saws in inventory, conduct more tests to solve customer issues and provide stronger technical support.

Tuesday | 05 January, 2016 | 9:24 am

Steel construction conference scheduled

January 5, 2016 - The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has set the date for its 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference, as April 13-15, in Orlando, Florida. The educational event and trade show will feature more than 100 technical sessions, 200 exhibitors and networking opportunities. Expert-led sessions focus on structural engineering, steel fabrication, erection and detailing. 

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