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Felman Production Celebrates 60th Anniversary

July 23, 2012 10:45 am | News | Comments

Founded in 1952, the Felman Plant produces high-quality ferroalloys, elements essential in the manufacturing of steel.

Bridge Builder To Open Facility In Virginia

July 10, 2012 12:10 pm | News | Comments

Bridge building company Big R Bridge plans to invest $1.9 million and hire 30 workers for the facility to manufacture prefabricated bridge parts.

Bones Made Of Titanium

July 10, 2012 11:15 am | by Tim Daro, Siemens | Articles | Comments

Substantial legal requirements result in more complex functional specifications for the implant manufacturers: From the design - including the materials — through production, the complete process chain must be documented and validated. CNC-controlled high-tech machines support the prosthetics manufacturers, and permit high-quality products to be manufactured despite the continuing pressures of high cost.

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Alcoa To Benefit From Higher Aluminum Prices

July 10, 2012 10:06 am | News | Comments

A 5 percent increase in prices may boost profits, but analysts aren't sure if it will help the company climb out of its recent second-quarter loss.

3 Freed, New Chief In Chinese City After Protest

July 6, 2012 9:52 am | News | Comments

Protesters were detained for throwing flower pots, bricks and stones at officers while opposing the potential pollution of an alloy copper plant project.

Modern Abrasives: Safety First!

July 3, 2012 3:08 pm | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Abrasives are playing an important role in present-day production methods. Used in the manufacture of most durable goods and raw material production, Saint-Gobain’s Patrick Redington, director of application engineering, says he has seen the domestic demand for abrasives “rise substantially since the recession of 2009.” Manufacturing companies are investing in new technologies with an eye on efficiency, safety, and productivity.

Making The Best Of Breakdown In Manufacturing

July 3, 2012 11:54 am | by Tom McNamara and Sarah Hudson, ESC Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France; Sabry Shaaban ESC La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France | Articles | Comments

More and more production and fabrication work looks like it is coming back to developed economies, so how can countries take advantage using unpaced production lines?

Protests Force Chinese City To Scrap Copper Plant

July 3, 2012 11:19 am | News | Comments

Shifang city in the southwestern province of Sichuan axed the project after thousands of people — including high school students — protested possible pollution.

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SC Metal Maker Expands In Sumter, Adds 60 Jobs

June 28, 2012 11:09 am | News | Comments

Porter's Fabrications will spend $2.5 million to increase its capacity in the Sumter plant it opened about eight years ago.

Nucor's Blytheville Plant To Get $115M Expansion

June 26, 2012 1:35 pm | News | Comments

Nucor announced that it is joining with Yamato Kogyo Co. to expand production into wider, stronger and lighter sheet piling sections.

Haynes International Plans Ind., La. Expansions

June 26, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

Haynes CEO Mark Comerford says the $24M investment will add about 20 percent to the Kokomo factory's capacity and create 40 new jobs.

Wyoming Nears Massive Expansion Of Nuclear Support

June 25, 2012 12:58 pm | by Ryan James, Rock Springs Rocket-Miner | News | Comments

Ur-Energy anticipates an annual output of 1 million to 2 million pounds of refined yellowcake uranium powder, which could be a boon for nuclear power plants.

Steel Dynamics Plans Expansion Of NE Ind. Factory

June 25, 2012 9:55 am | News | Comments

The Fort Wayne-based company says it will spend $11.8 million in new equipment, and could add about 15 jobs with an expanded facility.

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Displaced Ky. Coal Miners Face Slim Job Prospects

June 22, 2012 3:44 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

The area's coal miners on average make up to $70,000 a year, and most of them will struggle to find those kinds of wages in the future.

Severstal Marks Opening Of Detroit Steelmaking Facilities

June 22, 2012 2:33 pm | News | Comments

The Russian steelmaker says it has spent $1.4 billion modernizing the plant in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn to make high-strength steels.

Machines That Help Shops 'Form With A Vengeance'

June 22, 2012 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

JET has announced a new metal forming lineup, with 25 machines that satisfy the production needs of fabricators, welders, maintenance crews, mechanical contractors, aircraft and ship repair operations, and job shops, plus more.

Analyst Says Demand Weak For Steel

June 20, 2012 11:24 am | News | Comments

Demand from the construction sector remains weak, costs for raw materials are high, credit is tight and there's too much steelmaking capacity.

Lynas Clears Obstacle To Malaysia Rare Earth Plant

June 19, 2012 9:23 am | by Eileen Ng, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Australian miner $793 million plant, the first rare earths refinery outside of China in years, is safe and has state-of-the-art pollution control.

Va. Uranium Panel Heading To Mining Ground Zero

June 18, 2012 9:35 am | by Steve Szkotak, Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to mine one of the world's largest deposits of uranium has ignited a fierce debate over ending a 30-year ban on the radioactive ore.

Indian Businessman Making Hollywood's Weaponry

June 14, 2012 9:19 am | by Nirmala George, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ashok Rai is one of the world's go-to men for historic weaponry, and has a rapidly-expanding business to make chain mail armor and WWII hand grenades.

Explosion At India Steel Plant Kills 11

June 14, 2012 8:39 am | by Omer Farooq, Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion in a state-owned steel plant in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has killed at least 11 people, police said.

Steelworker Gets $25M In NY Racial Lawsuit

June 13, 2012 8:46 am | News | Comments

Jury awarded $25 million in damages to a steel plant employee who says his bosses failed to stop years of racial taunts and insults from his co-workers.

Layoffs Begin At Sparrows Point Steel Mill

June 11, 2012 8:33 am | News | Comments

A union leader says layoffs have begun at Sparrows Point with the steel mill's owner shutting down the blast furnace.

ArcelorMittal Begins Plant Demolitions In W.Va.

June 8, 2012 2:10 pm | News | Comments

Weirton's landscape will undergo a major change as ArcelorMittal demolishes idle facilities in preparation for future sale.

Recycler Admits Failing To Disclose Air Violations

June 8, 2012 9:06 am | News | Comments

Spectro Alloys Corp. faces more than $1 million in fines, civil penalties and required plant upgrades for violating clean air laws and trying to conceal it.

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