Concast quality certification
Concast earns quality certification
Concast Metal Products Co., Birmingham, Ohio, has been AS9100:2016 certified for quality standards. The designation ensures that Concast has implemented the best possible processes to supply the quality copper bronze alloys required by the aerospace, oil and gas equipment manufacturers and other industries.
Behringer Building
Behringer celebrates 100 years
Behringer GmbH celebrated its 100th anniversary in December 2019. The history of the sawing machine producer started in 1919, when August Behringer founded a small locksmith and mechanical workshop in the village center of Kirchardt, Germany. Today, Behringer GmbH is a family business run by the grandchildren of the founder, Rolf and Christian Behringer. Most of the machines Behringer produces are exported to over 80 countries. Sales and service offices in the U.S., France, China and the United Kingdom and over 30 agencies worldwide underline the international focus.
Nippon Light Metal Georgia
Japanese metalformers to build new plant

Nippon Light Metal Georgia will build a new manufacturing facility in Adairsville, creating 110 jobs and investing $50 million in the project. In building this new facility, NLMGA will aim to expand the business and create additional value for its automotive customers. NLMGA is a joint venture of Nippon Light Metal North America Inc., Dublin, Ohio, and Itochu Metals Corp., Tokyo.

Alcoa to sell waste treatment facility
Alcoa Corp., Pittsburgh, has agreed to sell its Gum Springs, Arkansas, waste treatment facility, to Veolia ES Technical Solutions in a transaction expected to close during the first quarter of 2020. According to the terms of the agreement, Alcoa will receive $200 million in cash at closing for the sale of Elemental Environmental Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcoa Corp. that owns the 1,300-acre hazardous waste treatment business in Gum Springs. An additional $50 million will be paid to Alcoa if certain post-closing conditions are satisfied. The sale is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.
Fossil Free Steel
SSAB to produce first fossil-free steel in North America
Steelmaker SSAB Americas intends to produce steel using a completely fossil-free process beginning in 2026. With this target, SSAB Americas will be the first North American supplier of fossil-free steel. SSAB’s mill in Montpelier, Iowa, is on track to be powered completely by renewable energy by 2022. SSAB’s U.S. mills use scrap-based electric arc furnaces, which are fed using almost 100 percent recycled materials. In the coming years, SSAB Iowa and SSAB Alabama plan to utilize fossil-free sponge iron imported from Sweden as part of the Hybrit project in the coming years, enabling the eventual production of fossil-free steel. Hybrit is a joint venture between SSAB, Swedish mining company LKAB and Swedish energy producer Vattenfall.
Specialty metals AM facility
Specialty metals producer opens AM facility
Carpenter Technology Corp. has opened an Emerging Technology Center in Athens, Alabama. At 500,000 square feet, ETC is North America’s newest additive manufacturing facility containing end-to-end capabilities. The center is able to atomize specialty alloys into metal powder and manufacture the powder into finished parts using AM technology. The center maintains full traceability and provides analytical insights throughout the manufacturing process via a digital thread, allowing CarTech to manage the entire manufacturing process under one roof with a streamlined workflow.
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