Matt LaFleur

Matt LaFleur

January 19, 2018 - AK Steel announced that its Board of Directors has approved the following executive promotion, effective immediately: Christopher J. Ross, currently AK Steel Treasurer, has been named Vice President and Treasurer, overseeing the company’s Treasury, Investor Relations, Credit and Corporate Finance functions.

January 18, 2018 - Phyllis LaVon McNichols Radefeld, of Sarasota, Florida, passed peacefully January 9, 2018. Phyllis was a devoted mother and helped her husband Bob McNichols start McNichols Company in 1952.

January 18, 2018 - Red Bud's fully Automated CNC Programmable Slitting Head is a highly advanced system that can be used with both their Multi-Blanking and Slitting Lines. The Slitting Head is fully automated and will completely set itself up in less than two minutes. With this system, the operator simply enters the part or strip width as well as the material specifications into the line’s computer and the Auto Slitter will do the rest.

January 18, 2018 - MRI Steel Framing, a manufacturer of heavy duty, cold formed steel framing components, has implemented the STRATIX metal service center software and executive dashboard from Invera, a metal industcy software specialist.

January 18, 2018 - The International Magnesium Association is now accepting nominations for its annual awards, which will be presented in May at the 2018 World Magnesium Conference. Honors annually bestowed by the IMA include three Awards of Excellence (Automotive Cast Products, Commercial Cast Products, Wrought Products) and an Environmental Responsibility Award.

January 17, 2018 - Andes Coil Processors announced that its Gary toll processing facility has increased its slitting capability with the installation of a third slitter. The 60-inch slitter is a fully refurbished Loopco slitter.

January 17, 2018 - "In response to the series of announcements made by Kobe Steel Ltd. regarding improper conduct related to materials used in vehicles, we have urgently investigated the impact of this matter on Toyota and Lexus vehicles, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Japan, stated Jan. 17."

January 16, 2018 - The aluminum-intensive 2018 Lincoln Navigator was named Truck of the Year and the 2018 Honda Accord was named Car of the Year in the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards, announced Monday, Jan. 15 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.

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