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New Product Manager at CENTRIA

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:09 PM Written by

CENTRIA, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems based in Pittsburgh, announced the addition of Stephan Ploszay to the CENTRIA team as Product Manager, Rainscreen Systems.


Reliance Operations Unscathed by Harvey

Friday, September 08, 2017 4:38 PM Written by

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, reports that its operations in the Houston area suffered no material damage to facilities, equipment or inventories because of Hurricane Harvey. Many facilities were closed and unable to ship for most of last week due to the catastrophic flooding, but are now reopened and operational.


Russel Acquires Pre-Paint Distributor

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 7:55 PM Written by

Toronto-based Russel Metals, Inc., has acquired Color Steels, Inc., a service center that processes and distributes pre-painted metals from facilities in Thornhill, Ontario, and Laval, Quebec.

David Sanderson will continue as president of Color Steels, along with the current management team. Color Steel’s revenues for the last year totaled approximately $45 million.


Two Promotions at Olympic Steel

Monday, August 21, 2017 4:15 PM Written by
Published in Olympic Steel

Olympic Steel announced the promotion of Terry Rohde to Director of Operations. Rhode began his career at Olympic Steel in 2008 and was promoted to General Manager of the Chicago division in 2008. In his new role he will responsible for all of Olympic Steel's facilities and equipment.


Triple-S Acquires Arbor Metals

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 7:35 PM Written by

Houston-based Triple-S Steel Holdings has completed its acquisition of Arbor Metals, a Dallas service center specializing in slitting of narrow carbon, stainless and nickel alloy materials.

The company, which will operate as part of the Triple-S specialty metals group, employs about 40 people under the leadership of Jack Matheson.


CENTRIA, an industry leader in architectural metal wall and roof systems, announced the promotion of Jeff Peskowitz to Manager of Product Management. Peskowitz, who joined CENTRIA in 2015, will be responsible for all product management activities and cross-functional collaboration with sales, operations, brand marketing, engineering and research and development.


Drexel Metals, a custom metal fabricator and portfolio company of Arborview Capital, has been acquired by Carlisle Construction Materials. Drexel, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leader in the residential and nonresidential architectural metal roofing segment with regional facilities in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Colorado and Maryland.


Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, expanded its operations and geographic presence with the opening of a new facility in Houston.

The Texas location is now operational with slitting and cut-to-length capabilities in the 100,000-square-foot facility. This premier building houses three production lines with the capability of slitting 50,000 pound master coils up to 60 inches wide and 0.015-0.250 inch thick. The company plans to add additional production lines in the near future. With these aggressive expansion plans, this will become one of Mill Steel's flagship service centers.


(AWMI – Mt. Royal, New Jersey, May 25, 2017) – The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) is pleased to announce Sonya Malvick as 2016 Member of the Year!

Ms. Malvick has been a member of AWMI for 22 years. In that time, she has held the position of Wisconsin Chapter Membership Chair, Programs Chair, Vice President and Chapter President. She currently serves as the International Vice-President after serving as the International Programs Chair for 6 years.


AM Castle, a distributor of specialty metal and supply chain solutions, reported net sales in Q1 2017 of $136 million, a decrease of $28 million or 17 percent compared to Q1 2016 net sales of $164 million, which included the $27 million sale of inventory of the Houston and Edmonton locations.

Tons sold per day increased 5.7 percent compared to the same period last year. And excluding the tons sold from the Houston and Edmonton locations in the first quarter 2016, tons sold per day increased 10.6 percent, offsetting the positive impact of the increase in volumes as a 5.1 percent decrease in average selling prices as well as an unfavourable change in product mix.


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