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Materials Conference, Expo Slated for October

Friday, April 25, 2003
ASM International’s Materials Solutions Conference and Exposition will be held October 13-16, in Pittsburgh, PA. Technical programs will cover a host of emerging materials technologies, applications and methods of testing. The exposition will focus on testing equipment with exhibiting companies specializing in materials testing, materials characterization, failure analysis, metals and materials, processing and applications. For more, visit or contact ASM at 440/338-5151 ext. 6.

Grupo ABX to Install New Slitting Line

Friday, April 25, 2003
Grupo ABX will install a new slitting line at its steel processing and distribution center in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Startup of the new line, from Pro-Eco Ltd., Oakville, Ontario, Canada, is slated for this October. The line, operating at speeds to 900 ft./min., will be able to handle coils weighing to 60,000 lb. in thicknesses to 0.250 in. and widths to 72 in.

Dofasco Forms New Tubular Products Unit

Thursday, April 24, 2003
Dofasco Inc. has announced that its tube-making facilities in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Monterrey, Mexico, and Marion, OH, will operate as one business unit with the goal of better service to North American automotive and tubular customers. Bill Chisholm will oversee the unit, called Dofasco Tubular Products. Under the new organization, Dofasco de Mexico and Dofasco Marion Inc. will remain as wholly owned facilities while the two tube mills in Hamilton will remain as part of Hamilton steel operations. Dofasco Tubular Products can manufacture approximately 550,000 tons/year of value-added tubular product primarily for automotive applications.


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