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American Steel Coalition Back in Business

Thursday, September 15, 2011
A group of companies and individuals has joined forces to reactivate the American Steel Coalition (ASC), Washington, D.C., a grassroots alliance of suppliers, customers and others who support the domestic steel industry. ASC chairman Michael Romano, an executive with Nalco Co., says that the coalition will support “strong, pro-manufacturing policies to encourage major industries to stay in America and to create the millions of jobs needed to restore the economy.” Learn more at

United Performance Metals
Acquires Bay-Area Distributor

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
United Performance Metals, Hamilton, OH, acquired Plus Ten Stainless, Benicia, CA, specialists in precision carbide-tipped cold-saw cutting of stainless-steel plate. The west-coast distributor provides plate from 3/16 to 4 in. thick in several grades; The acquisition strengthens United Performance Metals’ west-coast presence—the firm also operates a service center in La Mirada, CA. More at

Website Features Photo-Etched Metal Parts

Monday, September 12, 2011
Developed to help design engineers specify circuits for medical devices, implants and other applications, the revised website of Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, comprises more than 150 pages detailing three main product areas: photo-etched precision parts, EMI/RFI shielding, and flexible printed circuits. Learn how photo-etching eliminates the cost of hard tooling and shortens lead times. Included are dimensional tolerances as well as explanations of forming, plating and heattreating capabilities. Visit the site:


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