Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., acquires Burloak Technologies
Samuel acquires Burloak Technologies
Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., Burlington, Ontario, which operates a network of service centers, acquired Burloak Technologies, Oakville, Ontario. Burloak works with companies in the space, aerospace, automotive and industrial markets to rapidly transition their most challenging part designs to be additively manufactured at scale. Samuel originally acquired a minority stake in Burloak Technologies in 2017.
Leeco expands in Canada
Leeco Steel, a distributor of steel plate, relocated its Hamilton, Ontario, service center to a larger location. “As we’ve expanded our customer base in Canada, we outgrew our original warehouse,” says Denton Nordhues, Leeco’s president and CEO. “Our new facility and allows us to house a more extensive plate inventory.” Leeco has a total of 11 distribution facilities throughout North America.
Leeco Building in Canada
Processor starts CTL and leveler
Processor starts up CTL and leveler
Coast Aluminum has started up a cut-to-length lines built by Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco Inc., at its Kent, Washington, service center. The line processes 0.25-inch-thick by 72-inch-wide stainless steel and aluminum sheet and has an incoming coil capacity of 10 tons. The line includes a heavy-gauge precision leveler and a light-gauge precision leveler, both with the Punch-N-Go leveler control system.
Reliance launches e-commerce website
Reliance launches e-commerce platform
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, launched an e-commerce business, FastMetals Inc. (, which offers a catalog pricing model for a diverse selection of metal products including carbon, stainless, aluminum and specialty alloy steels. Located in Massillon, Ohio, FastMetals ships nationwide and has direct access to Reliance’s network of metals service center locations, which carry over 100,000 products.

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