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AISI Elects Nucor CEO as 2003 Chairman

Thursday, January 23, 2003
The board of directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected Daniel R. DiMicco as its 2003 chairman. DiMicco, vice chairman, president and CEO of Nucor Corp., will serve a one-year term. Also, AISI elected the following to one-year terms as vice chairs: Peter D. Southwick, president and COO of Ispat Inland Inc.; and Guillermo F. Vogel, vice chairman of the board, Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. As chairman, DiMicco succeeds John T. Mayberry, chairman and CEO of Dofasco, Inc., who will serve as a vice chair in 2003. For more, visit

Single-Loop Slitting Line
Headed for Bronx Coil Processor

Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Braner USA, Inc., Schiller Park, IL, has received an order from Midland Steel Warehouse Corp., Bronx, NY, to design and manufacture a ¼- by 72-in. single-loop slitting line. The line will process 50,000-lb. coils at up to 1000 ft./min, and will feature a turret-head slitter with quick-change heads capable of slitting five cuts in ¼-in. stock, 10 cuts in 3/16-in. hot-rolled coil, and 20-plus cuts in 0.075-in. cold-rolled and galvanized stock. The line should install in Spring 2003.

Weiss Industries Receives ISO Certification

Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Both of the Mansfield, OH, facilities of Weiss Industries, Inc. have been certified to ISO 9001:2000. One facility, the firm’s Metal Products Division, supplies metal stampings and welded assemblies. The second facility houses the firm’s Metallurgical Services Division, a supplier of commercial heattreating services. Learn more at


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