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AISI, Berry Metal develop Energy-efficient ironmaking

Berry Metal Co., Harmony, Pa., collaborated with the American Iron and Steel Institute and the University of Utah to develop a flash ironmaking process that will be an energy-efficient and environmentally preferred alternative to traditional blast furnaces.  >

Energy Alloys installs Invera’s ERP software

The special steels and nickel alloys service center Energy Alloys, Houston, implemented Invera Corp.’s Stratix On-Demand metal service center software at its United Kingdom and Dubai locations.  >

Four companies join NASA

The North American Steel Alliance, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., added four new metal service center members.  >

Central Steel & Wire adds sheet and plate sizes

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, added 14 sizes of AR 200 sheet and plate to its inventory, including material that can be stocked and processed to customer specifications and delivered the next day.  >

In Houston, a new plant for Corrosion Materials

Corrosion Materials, Baker, La., a distributor of corrosion-resistant alloys, relocated its Houston facility.  >

In tornado’s wake, Marmon/Keystone opens Alabama plant

Marmon/Keystone LLC, Butler, Pa., completed a 105,000-square-foot service center 10 miles northeast of downtown Birmingham, Ala.  >

National Tube Supply Expands South

National Tube Supply will take another bite out of the mechanical tube market with the opening of a new plant in Baytown, Texas by year’s end.  >

Michigan's MST To Receive $25M Investment

MST - Seamless Tube & Pipe, a leading manufacturer of high-quality carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube, today announced that its parent company Optima Specialty Steel, Inc. has committed $25 million in capital to expand MST’s operations and increase production capacity. >

Penn Stainless Products Certified to ISO 9001:2008

Penn Stainless Products has been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A.  ISO 9001 is a family of standards for quality management systems maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). >

Industry veteran John Campo retires

John Campo, vice president of market development and contract management for O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., retired at the end of 2012. >

Merfish Pipe & Supply bought by JPMorgan Chase

One Equity Partners, the private investment arm of JPMorgan Chase, acquired Houston-based companies Merfish Pipe & Supply Co. and Pipe Exchange Inc. >

Marmon/Keystone opens mechanical tubing depot

The Los Angeles branch of Marmon/Keystone LLC, Butler, Pa., recently established a West Coast mechanical tubing depot. >

Reliance steel & Aluminum acquires Metals USA

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, bought Metals USA Holdings Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for $20.65 per share in February. >

T.J. Snow adds airplane to on-call welding service

T.J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., recently added a second small airplane to its transportation fleet. >

Alcoa awarded for women in the workplace efforts

In January, Alcoa Inc., Pittsburgh, received the 2013 Catalyst Award for innovative organizational approaches that address the recruitment, development and advancement of women in the workplace. >

Taylor-Winfield Technologies relocates to new office

Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, recently moved to a complex connected to its existing 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. >

Metal Coaters officially opens Ohio facility

Metal Coaters, Jackson, Miss., recently moved into its new coil coating facility in Middletown, Ohio. >

Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. moves Chicago location

In January, Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. moved its Chicago office. >

The Caldwell Group builds new facility

The Caldwell Group, Rockford, Ill., is relocating to a new 76,000-square-foot manufacturing facility five minutes from its current one. >

Marmon/Keystone’s Cleveland Branch Earns ISO Certification

Marmon/Keystone’s Cleveland service center recently achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification by meeting stringent standards for consistently providing quality products and service. >

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