Hot Off the Press
Seminar: OSHA Requirements
for Power Presses and Press Brakes
Friday, February 25, 2011
Link Systems, Nashville, TN, will host a series of free, comprehensive three-day seminars explaining the what, why and how of OSHA requirements for mechanical power presses and press brakes. On the agenda: the rationale behind the standards, methods to achieve compliance, and the advantages and disadvantages of compliance methods relative to initial cost. Seminar dates: March 21-23, May 16-18, July 11-13, September 12-14 and October 10-12. Visit www.linkelectric.com
for more information—click on the OSHA Seminar button.
Yarde Metals Expanding
Connecticut Home Base
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A 150,000-sq.-ft. expansion is under construction at the corporate headquarters of metals service center Yarde Metals, Inc., in Southington, CT. The addition, slated for completion this spring, will house a Herr-Voss cut-to-length line rated for coils to 50,000 lb., of stock to ¼ in. thick by 72 in. wide, and equipped with PVC and paper interleaving equipment. Sharing the addition will be three shears and a 4-million-lb.-capacity sheet-racking system. Yarde Metals operates 17 branch locations throughout the United States; www.yarde.com
Steel and Aluminum Shipments
Surged in January
Monday, February 21, 2011
The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, IL, last week released its Metals Activity Report for January 2011, finding that shipments of steel and aluminum from U.S. and Canadian service centers surged, and sequential month-end inventory levels also rose for moth metals in both nations. January steel shipments from U.S. service centers (3.4 million tons) climbed by 21 percent compared to December shipments, and inventory levels (2.4-month supply) are 28.3 percent larger than January 2010 stockpiles. Aluminum shipments from U.S. service centers (121,400 tons) also were up by 21 percent compared to December, while aluminum inventory levels (2.9-month supply) are 38.7 percent higher than they were a year ago.