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Free Steel-Spec-Translation Site with Stats, Calculators and More

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Developed by a 50-plus-year steel-industry veteran, is a portal of in-depth information on specifications, pricing, industry trends, news and data. The site works to provide knowledge and support for individuals and companies involved in the manufacture, distribution or consumption of steel products. Upon free registration, users have access to steel-specification translations, market-price breakdowns, NAFTA volume by product by year/month. In addition, users can download or print documents. Other free tools on the site include coil calculators, a coating weight-conversion table and sheet-product thickness-tolerance tables.

The company also offers fee-based support for the completion of multi-line RFQs and is available to contract for confidential, comprehensive and creative research projects in support of marketing plans, M&A activity and capital projects.

Fuchs Opens New Grease Plant in Chicago

Monday, May 22, 2017
Lubricant manufacturer Fuchs Petrolub SE, with U.S. headquarters in Harvey, IL, announced the opening of a new $26 million grease-manufacturing plant, research laboratory and warehouse located near Chicago’s South Side. The 34,000 sq.-ft. factory will serve the automotive, heavy-duty truck, construction, rail and off-road markets in North America, while the site’s technical services laboratory will be used for testing existing products and developing new ones.

For more on Fuchs’ capabilities, visit

BTD Acquires South Carolina Metal Products

Friday, May 19, 2017
Metal-stampings and assemblies supplier Batesville Tool & Die, Batesville, IN, a subsidiary of BTD Manufacturing Inc., announced that it has acquired the assets of South Carolina Metal Products, Aiken, SC. With the acquisition, BTD seeks to expand its reach into the southeast region of the United States. The South Carolina facility will supply metal stamping and robotic gas-metal-arc and resistance welding services for the automotive and lawn-and-garden industries.

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