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Company News: Imports, Weak Markets Hit Domestic Steel Industry | April 6, 2015

Imports, Weak Markets Hit Domestic Steel Industry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Weakened demand in select markets coupled with excessively high levels of imported finished goods have created a double threat to domestic steel producers, executives say. Oil and gas prices are near rock bottom, forcing pipe and tube manufacturers that supply the energy industry to temporarily suspend or reduce their operations. Meanwhile, the […]

Company News: Vallourec Names de Coignac Head of North America Operations | April 2, 2015

Vallourec Names de Coignac Head of North America Operations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Vallourec Group, the Paris-based company that manufactures tubular products primarily for the energy industry at its plants here and around the world, today announced the appointment of Nicolas de Coignac as senior vice president of the Vallourec Group, and president of its North America division. His appointment was effective April 1. In […]

Company News: YSU Geology Chairman Jeff Dick Joins KU Resources | April 1, 2015

YSU Geology Chairman Jeff Dick Joins KU Resources

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jeffrey C. Dick, chairman of the geological and environmental sciences department at Youngstown State University, has joined KU Resources Inc. to provide the environmental consulting firm his expertise on its work related to constructing midstream pipelines. KU Resources is a consulting firm in Duquesne, Pa., with a staff of 40 that specializes […]