Armco recently restructured its Western Steel Division into three operating divisions — Southwestern Steel, Midwestern Steel, and Manufactured Products. The reorganization is a further step in Armco's strategy to establish autonomous business units.
Southwestern Steel Division is headquartered in Houston, and produces carbon and alloy steels in plate, wide-flange, and bar forms primarily for the energy and marine markets. Its Houston producing plant is the largest integrated steel mill on tidewater west of the Mississippi River.
Clifford G. Ward is president of Southwestern Steel Division.
He was with the company's steel sales organization from 1949 to 1977, when he t r a n s f e r r e d to Armco's Houston-based National Supply Company as vice president of administration. In 1978, he returned to Armco's Western Steel Division as vice president of Houston products.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Midwestern Steel Division produces carbon and alloy steels in the form of bar, rod, and wire, primarily for agricultural mining and light construction uses. Robert L. Purdum is president of Midwestern Steel Division. He served as sales engineer, general manager, and vice president for Armco's Metal Products Division.
In 1978, he was named vice president for Western Steel Division's Kansas City Products organization.
Also with headquarters in Kansas City, Manufactured Products Division has producing plants in Kansas City; Sand Springs, Okla.; Marion, Ohio; and several smaller fabricating plants. Union Wire Rope, a full line wire rope producer, is part of this division.
F.H. (Ted) Cheffy is president of the division. He joined Armco in 1956 and advanced through its steel sales organization to director of products and customer services for Armco's Eastern Steel Division. In 1977, he was named general manager of Union Wire Rope.
American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, D.C., recently published a new text, "Handbook of Corrosion Protection for Steel Pile Structures in Marine Environments." Authored by corrosion engineers and steel pile specialists, the 260-page book provides an indepth study of the problems and remedies
A Quality Assurance Program for massproduced rolled-steel products is being o f - fered to steel mills worldwide by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The steel products covered in the program are those used in the construction of ABS-classed merchant vessels and other marine structures. The
the Cleveland-based Lake Carriers and the Canadian Shipowners Association was informed by Donald Belch, director of government relations for Canadian steel manufacturer Stelco Inc. Mr. Belch was referring to the negotiations currently underway on a new multilateral steel agreement, for the Uruguay
Rautaruukki Group of Finland is the largest steel company in Scandinavia with 13,000 employees and an approximate annual turnover of $2.7 billion. While this is, essentially, a small company among the consolidated behemoths of the steel industry, Rautaruukki comes up big in the important areas:
incorporate the Du Pont Company's "Detacouple^ explosion bonded welding transition joints to attach the aluminum cryogenic cargo tanks to the ship's steel structure. The "Detacouple" t r a n s i t i on joints were selected because they offer greater economy in installation than a mechanical joint
The M/V George A. Stinson, the first 1,000-foot super ore carrier in National Steel Corporation's Great Lakes fleet, was christened in Detroit, Mich., on August 21 by Mrs. George A. Stinson, in honor of her husband who is chairman of National Steel. She broke the traditional bottle of champagne
Roland A. Kjelland has been named executive vice president, Kaiser Steel Corporation, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, Calif. 94666, responsible for the corporation's raw materials and shipping activities. In his new position, Mr. Kjelland will have total responsibility for the development of Kaiser Ste
Demand for steel products weakened during the first nine months of 2001, but Rautaruukki's turnover increased 12 percent and its profits held steady. Rautaruukki's deliveries of flat and tubular products were up four percent and the average price of deliveries in euros was three percent higher
The first steel boats built by Desco Marine were unveiled recently at a christening and launching ceremony at the shipyard in St. Augustine, Fla. According to Desco Marine president Tom Collins, the shrimp boats La Marseillaise and LAmericaine were built for Ljubisa Nalovic and were scheduled for
Major price reductions of up to $1,000 per unit are being offered for the new line of Galva-Steel portable waste compactors/recyclers introduced by TFC Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn. The lower cost Galva-Steel line of Pollution Packers is an alternative to the more expensive stainless steel models
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Maryland yard, Bethship-Sparrows Point, has signed a letter of intent with Morrison Knudsen to build the tunnel sections for the new thirdtunnel to be installed under Boston Harbor. The job will require 35 million pounds of steel. The subcontract, valued at over $60
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