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Man Gets 10 Years For Copper Thefts

October 14, 2014 4:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing copper in a ring that investigators say targeted Central Texas communication towers. Ricky Thatcher must also pay more than $163,000 to victims, including the Lower Colorado...

Wyman-Gordon To Establish New Manufacturing Plant

October 14, 2014 9:59 am | by South Carolina Department Of Commerce | News | Comments

Wyman-Gordon, a manufacturer of large titanium and super alloy forgings for the aerospace and...

Alcoa Boosted By Higher Aluminum Prices

October 9, 2014 1:39 pm | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Alcoa Inc. said Wednesday that third-quarter income soared as higher aluminum prices and lower...

Metal Made Like Plastic May Have Big Impact

October 8, 2014 10:54 am | by NASA News Release | News | Comments

Open a door and watch what happens - the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn't...

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Constellium Buys Wise Metals For $455B

October 3, 2014 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Constellium is buying the U.S. aluminum company Wise Metals for $455 million in cash, giving the Dutch manufacturer more exposure to the big North American market. The acquisition includes the assumption of $945 million in debt, the companies said...

BellowsTech Expands Webshop Product Offering

October 2, 2014 5:05 pm | by BellowsTech, LLC | News | Comments

BellowsTech of Ormond Beach, Florida, adds six new standard bellows to its online store rounding out the complete product line offering of Stainless Steel edge welded bellows to 18 individual parts. These additional welded bellows include...

Aleris To Add Capabilities To KY Aluminum Rolling Mill

September 24, 2014 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aleris announced today that it will invest $350 million to upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Kentucky.  The investment positions Aleris to meet anticipated significant growth in North American automotive demand as the industry pursues broader aluminum use for the production of...

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Stealth Destroyer Fires Up Gas Turbine For First Time

September 24, 2014 6:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship. Engineers and technicians have spent months testing systems and preparing for lighting the marine turbines, which are similar...

Mexio: Alert Over Mine Spill Into River To AZ

September 22, 2014 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a binational alert over contamination from a copper mine that spilled into a waterway that flows into the U.S. state of Arizona.Carlos Jesus Arias is director of the Sonora state civil protection agency. He said Monday that contamination from...

Groundbreaking Planned For Arkansas Steel Mill

September 22, 2014 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials will break ground Monday on a $1.3 billion steel mill that's promised to be an economic boon for northeast Arkansas.A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Monday near Osceola, where the Big River Steel mill is being built. The project is expected to bring about...

AKM Manufacturing Selects New ERP For Division Integration

September 18, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, today announced that AKM Manufacturing (AKM) has selected the next-generation...   

Steelworkers To Meet With U.S. Steel Canada For Details Restructuring

September 17, 2014 12:15 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Leaders with the United Steelworkers union are planning to meet with U.S. Steel Canada executives to find out more details about the company's restructuring under court protection. The former Stelco Inc., which U.S. Steel bought in 2007, has recorded...

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Accuride Receives 2014 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

September 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Accuride Corporation | News | Comments

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is proud to bestow upon Accuride's Henderson Operations steel wheel manufacturing facility in Henderson, Kentucky a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award. An AME representative will visit the Accuride plant on Sept. 18 to present the award. The company will...

Nucor Buying Gallatin Steel For About $770M

September 15, 2014 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest. Taking out an anticipated tax benefit, the purchase price is approximately $630 million, the company said on Monday. Nucor is purchasing...

Florence Losing 65 Jobs Amid Company Restructuring

August 9, 2014 3:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A welding equipment company with a plant in South Carolina is restructuring and that means the loss of about 65 jobs in Florence. Area media outlets report that ESAB Welding and Cutting Products announced Friday that the restructuring is ...

$148M Metal Research Center To Open In Detroit This Fall

July 24, 2014 8:01 am | News | Comments

The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is expected to help move cutting-edge metals from research into vehicles, planes and ships used commercially and by the U.S. military.           

Severstal Selling U.S. Plants For $2.3B

July 21, 2014 8:15 am | News | Comments

Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.                           

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Toyota To Delay Some Vehicle Deliveries Due To Soot

July 16, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. said it expects to delay the delivery of about 23,000 vehicles by up to a month while it cleans up soot spewed from a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. plant in central Japan.         

Alcoa Signs $1.1B Deal For Jet Engine Parts

July 15, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum company has been moving away from mining and smelting aluminum to focus on selling parts used to build planes and cars.                   

WTO Sides With China And India In U.S. Trade Disputes

July 14, 2014 12:03 pm | News | Comments

The world trade body has ruled against the United States in two disputes with India and China, telling the U.S. government it must abide by international rules.                            

Report: iPads May Cause Rashes

July 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.                    

Gov't Sets Duties On Steel Pipe Imports

July 14, 2014 8:08 am | News | Comments

The U.S. government has imposed duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries, ruling in favor of U.S. steel producers and unions that had complained those countries were unfairly flooding the American market.

Fighting For American Jobs

July 9, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Steelmakers have called for new import penalties and have filed the highest number of trade complaints in more than a decade. According to the U.S. Trade Representative, there are 40 anti-dumping and injury cases pending on steel products.    

Alcoa Reports 2Q Profit Of $138M

July 9, 2014 1:14 pm | News | Comments

The company reported strong results in its engineered-products business, which makes parts for industrial customers, while looking to cut costs in its aluminum-smelting segment.             

Alcoa Moves Further Into Aerospace Industry With $2.85B Acquisition

June 26, 2014 8:09 am | News | Comments

Alcoa is delving deeper into the aerospace industry, spending nearly $3 billion to acquire the British jet engine component company Firth Rixson.                   

Police: 6 Killed At India Steel Plant

June 13, 2014 8:05 am | by Indrajit Singh, Associated Press | News | Comments

At least six people were killed and 29 more injured in an explosion and a subsequent gas pipeline leak on Thursday at a government-run steel plant in central India, a plant spokesman said.                

U.S. Steel To Idle 2 Tubular Steel Plants

June 2, 2014 2:17 pm | News | Comments

U.S. Steel said Monday that it will stop work at two tubular steel manufacturing facilities, and said it filed a complaint about unfair competition from foreign companies.              

Alcoa Employee Arrested In $1M Fraud Case

May 21, 2014 8:57 am | News | Comments

An Alcoa machine shop worker in Texas has been arrested in what prosecutors call a $1 million scam to order, steal and then resell equipment.                  

4 Injured In Foundry Mishap Remain Hospitalized

May 20, 2014 3:06 pm | News | Comments

Four of seven workers injured when a machine failed at a Saukville, Wis., foundry and spilled molten metal remain hospitalized.                      

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