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  • Praxair opens Tennessee facility Jun 10, 2014

    Praxair Inc. has started up its new 600-ton-per-day air separation unit in Memphis, Tenn., the company said June 9.

  • MRC closes Hypteck acquisition Jun 10, 2014

    MRC Global Inc. has closed its acquisition of Norwegian instrumentation and process control products provider Hypteck AS, it said June 10.

  • Exploreco hires Watson as vp of sales Jun 10, 2014

    Exploreco International LLC has hired Duke C. Watson as vice president of sales, the company said.

  • Great Lakes iron ore shipments back to normal Jun 09, 2014

    Great Lakes iron ore shipments returned to normal levels in May, although the supply chain continued to feel the impact of a cold winter as ice-damaged vessels out for repairs reduced shipping capacity.

  • Metal powder shipments to rise in ’14 Jun 06, 2014

    Metal powder shipments should rise 5 percent this year in tandem with a corresponding increase in the materials' largely automotive parts markets, according to the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

  • O’Neal taps Deffenbaugh corporate controller Jun 05, 2014

    O’Neal Industries Inc. has named Todd Deffenbaugh vice president and corporate controller.

  • Greenbrier, Watco in rail car repair venture Jun 05, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. and Watco Cos. LLC will form a joint venture aimed at tapping growing demand for rail car repairs and retrofits.

  • Lee Brass names sales managers Jun 04, 2014

    Alabama brass castings company Lee Brass Co. has named Larry Waldron national sales manager for its plumbing, industrial and marine products and Bill Kimpton as its national original equipment manufacturer sales manager, it said June 3.

  • Ford unveils lightweight car in aluminum drive Jun 04, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. has unveiled a lightweight concept vehicle based on its 2013 Fusion, the next step in the automaker’s push toward weight reduction and improved fuel economy.

  • RTI’s manufacturing role on Boeing 787 grows Jun 04, 2014

    RTI International Metals Inc. has once again increased its downstream role on Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner.

  • Spat at former RG Steel plant may be solved Jun 03, 2014

    The owners of the former R.G. Steel LLC mill in Warren, Ohio, and an industrial gas supplier may have reached an agreement over what to do with millions of dollars’ worth of equipment on the site of the defunct plant, according to an attorney involved in the dispute.

  • RTI buy adds powder metal parts capacity Jun 03, 2014

    RTI International Metals Inc.’s acquisition of Dynamet Technology Inc. will bolster its capacity to produce powder metal titanium components and supports a move earlier this year into additive manufacturing.

  • KWG rail pitch aims to end Ring of Fire gridlock Jun 03, 2014

    KWG Resources Inc. is proposing a bill to the Ontario government that would help facilitate the development of the Ring of Fire by using existing rail freight infrastructure.

  • Peerless worker killed in incident at Mich. facility Jun 03, 2014

    A worker was killed at Peerless Steel Co.’s facility in Saginaw, Mich., and the plant is now running "on a limited basis," a company source told AMM.

  • Grede purchased by American Securities Jun 03, 2014

    Grede Holdings LLC has been acquired by private equity firm American Securities LLC, the company said June 3.

  • Metals financing under pressure due to probe Jun 03, 2014

    Western banks and commodities warehousing companies knee-deep in Chinese repurchase deals should be worried.

  • A.M. Castle management cuts to save $7M Jun 03, 2014

    Metals distributor A.M. Castle & Co. cut executive and management positions in late May and early June. The move will result in estimated savings of $7 million annually, to be accrued starting in the third quarter of 2014, the company said June 3.

  • Finishing company adds tester Jun 03, 2014

    Finishing services provider OCTG LLP has installed a new mill-speed plain-end hydrostatic pipe testing unit at its Houston location, the company said June 3.

  • RTI boosts powder materials capacity with Dynamet buy Jun 03, 2014

    RTI International Metals Inc. has acquired titanium and titanium-alloy components producer Dynamet Technology Inc. for $15.5 million in cash to help boost its powder materials capabilities.

  • Abakan names Goss new MesoCoat chief executive Jun 02, 2014

    Abakan Inc. director Stephen Goss has been named chief executive officer of the company’s majority-owned MesoCoat Inc.

  • Kloeckner appoints Birmingham GM Jun 02, 2014

    Kloeckner Metals Corp. named Eddie Toth general manager of its Birmingham, Ala., location effective June 2, the company said.

  • Initial steel needs for Calif. bridge flow to local market Jun 02, 2014

    Initial steel requirements for the $1-billion Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project in Long Beach, Calif., are beginning to trickle into the local market.

  • NOV closes spin-off, Miller exits Jun 02, 2014

    National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) has completed the spin-off of its distribution business, NOW Inc., the company said May 30.

  • Cheniere signs LNG supply deal Jun 02, 2014

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC, part of Cheniere Energy Inc., has signed a 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa LNG SL.

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