Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.

Dragline Repair Link is a Safer and Faster Fix, Thanks to Patented Pin Locking Design
Fasteners & Hardware

Dragline Repair Link is a Safer and Faster Fix, Thanks to Patented Pin Locking Design

For some crews, it might be the holy grail of dragline chain maintenance: a tough, reliable repair link that is also easy and safe to install and remove. With that goal in mind, Columbia Steel Product Engineer Charlie Dreixler has been working extensively on hoist and drag chain designs since 2010. "We're on our fifth generation of mechanical repair link improvements," says Dreixler, "and a...

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Cone Mantle Field Trials Look Promising for Columbia Steel's High-Output Design
Material Processing

Cone Mantle Field Trials Look Promising for Columbia Steel's High-Output Design

A new, patented cone mantle design offers improved crusher output based on initial field trials, reports Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc. By looking beyond the concept of simple gravity feeding, Columbia's engineers have developed a unique mantle modification intended to direct feed more efficiently into a crushing chamber. "We've found that filling a crushing chamber via typical gravity...

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Forget What You Think You Know About Shredder Grates: Updated Double Beam Design Is Both Tough and Efficient
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Forget What You Think You Know About Shredder Grates: Updated Double Beam Design Is Both Tough and Efficient

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 2009 - Gone are the days when a 4,000 to 6,000 horsepower shredder could get the job done. Current industry demands are putting big pressure on equipment - and operators - to process even the most unwieldy scrap with maximum efficiency and profitability. Customers are shredding materials that might have been unthinkable 10 years ago," says Columbia Steel Product Engineer Greg...

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Put Some Teeth Into It: Recycling Tough-to-Crush Slabs
Machinery & Machining Tools

Put Some Teeth Into It: Recycling Tough-to-Crush Slabs

As proposed repair and improvements in U.S. infrastructure appear more imminent, those industries affected could face an increased demand to make way for the new by recycling the old. Old concrete and asphalt, that is. To help crusher operators determine if they need special jaw profiles for recycling asphalt and concrete, Columbia Steel Product Engineering Manager Steve Dolezal offered these...

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Xtralloy Proves Its Worth To Crusher Operators For Two Decades
Non-Industrial Products

Xtralloy Proves Its Worth To Crusher Operators For Two Decades

PORTLAND, OR - JULY 2008 - This year marks the 20th year anniversary for Xtralloy, a unique high carbon and manganese alloy from Columbia Steel that changed the way the aggregate and mining industries think about wear part life in tough, abrasive applications. Although high carbon and manganese steel from Europe began making inroads in the States in the early 1980s, it wasn't until 1986 that high...

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Machinery & Machining Tools

Replacement Wear Product Numbers Pose the Question: "Are You Using the Right Parts?"

PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 2008 - In preparation for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008, Columbia Steel Casting Co. recently audited its jaw and cone patterns for wear parts, all manufactured at its U.S. foundry, and the numbers may come as a surprise in an industry in which outsourcing is increasing. Columbia Steel offers over 1,900 replacement jaw designs engineered to fit over 380 jaw crusher models. Among...

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Dragline Repair Link is a Safer and Faster Fix, Thanks to Patented Pin Locking Design
Fasteners & Hardware

Dragline Repair Link is a Safer and Faster Fix, Thanks to Patented Pin Locking Design

For some crews, it might be the holy grail of dragline chain maintenance: a tough, reliable repair link that is also easy and safe to install and remove. With that goal in mind, Columbia Steel Product Engineer Charlie Dreixler has been working extensively on hoist and drag chain designs since 2010. "We're on our fifth generation of mechanical repair link improvements," says Dreixler, "and a...

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Cone Mantle Field Trials Look Promising for Columbia Steel's High-Output Design
Material Processing

Cone Mantle Field Trials Look Promising for Columbia Steel's High-Output Design

A new, patented cone mantle design offers improved crusher output based on initial field trials, reports Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc. By looking beyond the concept of simple gravity feeding, Columbia's engineers have developed a unique mantle modification intended to direct feed more efficiently into a crushing chamber. "We've found that filling a crushing chamber via typical gravity...

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People in the News

Columbia Steel Welcomes Chris Hagan as New Northeast Region District Manager

Columbia Steel is pleased to announce that Chris Hagan will be taking the helm of District Manager, Northeast US Region. His territory includes Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Hagan comes to Columbia from his prior position as National Sales Director with Delta Screens, based out of Houston, TX. He has worked...

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People in the News

Columbia Steel's John Bergner Now Serving Surface Mines in Mountain States Region

PORTLAND, OR Â- Columbia Steel is pleased to announce that current District Manager John Bergner has added dragline operations in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana to his customer base. Bergner has 17 years of experience representing dragline chain, rigging, and GET products, and over three decades as a Columbia District Manager.  John has a wealth of product knowledge and an energetic...

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People in the News

Columbia Steel Promotes John Maguire to Product Engineering Manager of Shredder Group

PORTLAND, OR – Columbia Steel is pleased to announce that John Maguire has accepted the position of Shredder Product Engineering Manager. Maguire joined Columbia Steel in 2008 as a member of the company’s shredder wear part design team. He later worked in the gyratory crusher group, before moving into his current management position. “John’s years of engineering experience, close...

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People in the News

Columbia Steel District Manager Sam Teresi Now Serving Nevada Mining Industry

PORTLAND, OR – With the goal of improving customer service and increasing market reach in Nevada, Columbia Steel is pleased to announce that Sam Teresi will be the company’s District Manager in that area. Teresi has been with Columbia since 2011 as District Manager for California, and has been involved in mining and heavy industry since 1985. With an exceptional work ethic, he is a solid...

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People in the News

Columbia Steel Names Tony Miotke as Product Engineering Manager of Dragline Team

Miotke joined Columbia Steel in 1999. He has a wide range of wear part design experience, having previously served as lead engineer for dragline products, as well as working with the company’s aggregate crusher products group. “Tony has a wealth of product knowledge and strong relationships with key customers and dealers from his previous time spent in the Dragline Group,” said Chad Rathke,...

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Company News

Columbia Steel Wants ConExpo 2011 Attendees to Get the Facts for Better Crusher Productivity

PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 2010 - It's said that what you don't know can't hurt you, but the engineers and field reps at Columbia Steel see it otherwise, and they plan to help visitors to their booth at ConExpo-Con/Agg get the knowledge needed for informed choices about wear parts. Gathering real-world equipment data -- like feed and discharge information, throughput rates, change out records, and...

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Company News

A New Year and a New Company Logo for Long Established Wear Parts Manufacturer, Columbia Steel

PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 2010 - Columbia Steel announces a new corporate identity, designed to convey a clear message about the unique nature of the company and the services it has offered to industry for many decades. The fresh logo features a stylized foundry ladle in the shape of a large letter C" with molten metal pouring from the center. While the previous trademark with its green "Columbia"...

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Forget What You Think You Know About Shredder Grates: Updated Double Beam Design Is Both Tough and Efficient
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Forget What You Think You Know About Shredder Grates: Updated Double Beam Design Is Both Tough and Efficient

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 2009 - Gone are the days when a 4,000 to 6,000 horsepower shredder could get the job done. Current industry demands are putting big pressure on equipment - and operators - to process even the most unwieldy scrap with maximum efficiency and profitability. Customers are shredding materials that might have been unthinkable 10 years ago," says Columbia Steel Product Engineer Greg...

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