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Service Centers Invest in New Red Bud Blanking Lines

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, announced equipment sales to Viking Materials, Minneapolis, MN, a subsidiary of Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co., and to Ryerson Inc. for its facility in Charlotte, NC. Viking installed its second Red Bud precision blanking line, capable of processing stainless steel to ¼ in. thick and aluminum and carbon steel to 0.312 in., with coil weights to 50,000 lb. Blank-length tolerance is plus or minus 0.005 in. Ordered by Ryerson is a multi-cut blanking line rated for material to 72 in. wide and ¼ in. thick, also capable of producing blanks with width and length tolerances of plus or minus 0.005 in. The line should be in place and operational by the third quarter of 2012. More at

Metal-Sourcing Website Adds Attention-Grabbing Application Videos

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Metal Resources Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has launched a new website stocked with a series of noteworthy videos highlighting the many applications for fabricated metal products. Included in the library are videos showing an open-top steel-coil train, architectural-steel building panels that change colors and a robotic automotive-production line. Metal Resources sells to customer specifications--coil, plate, sheet and bar in carbon- and stainless-steel and aluminum alloys, and is a purchaser of excess and obsolete inventory;

Braner USA Names New President

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Chuck Damore has been named president of Braner USA, Inc., Schiller Park, IL, a manufacturer of flat-rolled coil-processing equipment including slitting and cut-to-length lines. Damore previously served the company as executive vice president and sales manager;


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