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Automatic Feed Redesigns Website, Optimized for any Device

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
 
Automatic Feed Co., Napoleon, OH, has launched its redesigned website, www.automaticfeed.com, which adapts to computer, tablet and mobile-phone screen sizes, making it simple to use on any device. The new site provides an overview of the company’s coil-handling offerings, including progressive-die, cut-to-length and blanking lines; stackers; oscillating shears; levelers and more. The site also includes a Service section where users can make service requests via an automated form.

Coldwater, Industrial Machine Manufacturer, Opens SC Sales Office

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
 
Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, OH, a designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision equipment for a variety of industries, has opened a sales office in Greenville, SC. The company provides custom machines and automation equipment such as robotic workcells, vision-inspection systems and assembly lines. It is noted for its expertise in solid-state welding technologies such as friction-spin and friction-stir spot welding, according to company officials. The new Greenville location was chosen for its location near a number of automotive, energy and heavy-industry companies.
For more, visit www.coldwatermachine.com.

Steel Imports Steady in December, 30 Percent of Market Share in 2014, Reports AISI

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
 
Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has reported that the United States imported a total of 3,620,000 net tons of steel in December 2014, including 2,941,000 net tons of finished steel − down 2.0 percent and up 0.1 percent, respectively, versus November. Full-year 2014 total and finished steel imports are 44,320,000 and 33,733,000 net tons, respectively, up 38 and 36 percent respectively, versus 2013.
The finished-steel import market share was an estimated 30 percent in December and is estimated at 28 percent for 2014. Key finished steel products with a significant import increase in December compared to November are wire rods (up 36 percent), line pipe (up 18 percent), standard pipe (up 13 percent), hot rolled bars (up 11 percent) and plates in coils (up 10 percent).
In December, the largest volumes of finished steel imports from offshore were from South Korea (418,000 net tons, down 11 percent versus November final), China (217,000 net tons, down 16 percent), Japan (185,000 net tons, up 20 percent), Russia (181,000 net tons, up 415 percent) and Germany (164,000 net tons, up 38 percent).
For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org.

 

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