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  • Big China smelter plans $20M US scrap facility

    A major Chinese secondary aluminum alloy producer plans to build a metal processing plant in the Midwest or southeastern United States and has attracted interest, including tax incentive offers, from three states.

  • Oregon nickel project's water permit denied

    The Oregon Water Resources Department has denied Red Flat Nickel Corp.’s water permit application for a proposed nickel mine in the state.

  • Upstate building fourth steel service center

    Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. has started construction on a steel service center in Rochester, N.Y., as part of a plan to eventually offer finished steel products at all of its locations.

  • Latest report shows larger reserves at Sherritt unit

    Sherritt International Corp. has shown increased proven and probable mineral reserves at its Ambatovy nickel operation in Madagascar after filing an update to the mine’s 2011 technical report.

  • Ford Super Duty pickups to get makeover

    Ford Motor Co.’s next-generation Super Duty pickup trucks will utilize the same aluminum-extensive technology used in the 2015 F-150, according to a company spokesman.

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  • Optimism prevails in market outlook for the year ahead

    Stainless steel demand continues to show strong growth, much of which has come from real market demand rather than simple inventory restocking.

  • A reduced appetite

    Mills are cherry picking direct-reduced iron technologies from leading providers as they seek the best input mix to create the optimal product while keeping costs under control at a time when raw materials are a driving factor in corporate profitability.

  • Iron will

    Steelmakers and other companies that have moved—or are considering moving—into direct-reduced iron production are exploiting advantageous energy prices while also looking to keep raw material costs and accessibility under their own control.

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