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Olympic Steel Planning $25 Million Project in Gary

Thursday, November 18, 2010
National steel-service center Olympic Steel, Cleveland, OH, announced plans to purchase a 150,000-sq.-ft. facility at U.S. Steel’s Gary Works location in Gary, IN. It will outfit the facility to add 150,000 to 180,000 new tons of high-quality tempered sheet capacity, so it can better serve its customers in the Chicago market. The facility will house a new four-high temper mill (from I2S, LLC), a Butech cut-to-length line, and several pieces of plate-burning equipment. The new mill will allow Olympic’s temper mills in Cleveland and Iowa to expand their respective sales territories, according to company officials.

October Metal Service-Center Sales “Robust”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The October Metals Activity Report issued by the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, IL, calls October activity in the United States and Canada “robust” for steel and aluminum. Shipments of steel products from U.S. service centers climbed 15.8 percent above year-earlier levels, and through the first 10 months of 2010 shipments are up 19.4 percent compared to the same period last year. Also, at the end of October steel inventories were 25.1 percent larger than in October 2009. October shipments of aluminum products from U.S. service centers climbed 25.6 percent compared to October 2009, and are up 24.6 percent through the end of October compared to last year. Inventories are up 30.6 percent. More at

Michigan Stamper Earns A2LA Accreditation

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
E&E Manufacturing, Livonia, MI, has earned the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for nonferrous and ferrous alloys, to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards. The certification allows E&E to perform certified testing using a range of processes, including hardness, microstructure, case depth, micro- and macro-etching and surface condition testing, as well as perform nondestructive tests such as magnetic particle and liquid dye penetrant. E&E produces stampings, fasteners and assemblies for the automotive, military and industrial markets;


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