Austria’s voestalpine Precision Strip GmbH, a company in voestalpine Group’s Metal Forming Division, acquired Wickeder Steel Company of Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Wickeder Steel Company, now renamed voestalpine Precision Strip WI Inc., specializes in heat treating and hardening carbon steels for the manufacture of saws, hand tools and flapper valves. The deal strengthens voestalpine’s product portfolio of hardened special steel strip for applications such as band-saw blades. voestalpine Precision Strip plans to strengthen the Wisconsin site and continue to run its existing production facilities in Austria and Sweden.