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Sharon Tube Company is Expanding

Friday, May 31, 2002
With its new electric resistance-weld mill, capable of producing large outside diameters and heavier walls, Sharon Tube Company, Sharon, PA, will offer improved product quality and the ability to produce tubing in a variety of steel grades. The mill will be installed at the firm’s existing EAW facility in Niles, OH, and should be operational by March 2003. Specifically designed to produce redraw hollows for the firm’s cold draw operations, as well as other tubular products, the mill will include inline nondestructive testing.

Nucor to Swallow Birmingham Steel

Friday, May 31, 2002
Birmingham Steel Corp. announced yesterday (May 30) that it has signed an agreement to sell substantially all of its assets to Nucor Corp. The transaction should close late this year. In the deal, Nucor will acquire four operating mills (in Birmingham, AL; Kanakee, IL; Seattle, WA; and Jackson, MS) as well as other assets including the Klean Steel division.

Livonia Tool Adds Six-Axis
Laser-Cutting Capabilities

Friday, May 31, 2002
The addition of a Mazak SpaceGear 48 MKII six-axis laser-cutting machine gives Livonia Tool, Inc., Litchfield, MI, 3D laser-processing capabilities. The laser center is ideal for fast turnaround on prototypes and production runs. It cuts mild steel to 5/8-in. thick over a 4- by 8-ft. area, with 0.0002-in. accuracy. For a list of the stamped and forged parts manufactured by Livonia Tool, surf to


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