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    Crowne buys auto parts fabricator Vari-Form

    Aug 04, 2015

    Crowne Group LLC has acquired auto parts fabricator Vari-Form Corp. for an undisclosed amount. More »

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    July brings US sales records for automakers

    Aug 04, 2015

    U.S. automakers reported across-the-board sales gains in July, with several setting new records for the month. More »

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    Mills drop merchant bar prices

    Aug 04, 2015

    Nucor Corp., Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) and other merchant bar producers have reduced their published prices. More »

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    Fed hike could stanch OCTG capital

    Aug 04, 2015

    Steel pipe and tube suppliers might see their small to mid-size oil exploration and production customers further crimped if the U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates this year as analysts predict. More »

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    Report alleges fraud by Chinese aluminum giant

    Aug 03, 2015

    China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd. has been accused of running an elaborate scheme to import semifinished aluminum into North America for remelt, according to a report from Dupré Analytics. More »

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    Shredder Co. files for voluntary liquidation

    Aug 03, 2015

    Shredder Co. Worlds Best LLC, also known as Shredder Co. LLC, has filed for voluntary liquidation after 55 years in the business, citing prohibitive costs to operate a foundry and allegedly subsidized imports of Chinese replacement parts. More »

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    Finalized Clean Power Plan raises hackles

    Aug 03, 2015

    The Obama administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their finalized plan to cut carbon emissions from electricity-generating utilities, raising the hackles of metal and coal producing companies concerned about unsustainable power costs. More »

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    Banishing export ban won't lift OCTG: Gerard

    Aug 03, 2015

    A U.S. government decision to lift the decades-old crude oil export ban will lead to further depressed global oil prices and ultimately lower demand for tubular products, United Steelworkers union international president Leo W. Gerard said. More »

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    Obama signs short-term highway funds patch

    Aug 03, 2015

    President Obama signed a short-term patch for the Highway Trust Fund less than a day before the fund’s expiration and chided Congress for operating “hand to mouth.” More »

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    Blast at First Nickel mine injures one

    Aug 03, 2015

    An underground explosion at First Nickel Inc.’s Lockerby Mine in Sudbury, Ont. early Sunday morning injured one person, the company’s president and chief executive Thomas Boehlert has confirmed. More »

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    GAO questions scrap ammunition stockpile stats

    Aug 03, 2015

    The U.S. Defense Department’s 500,000-ton stockpile of conventional ammunition awaiting demilitarization and disposal (CAD stockpile) has been underestimated, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). More »

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    Cold-rolled tags inch up on trade action

    Aug 03, 2015

    Domestic flat-rolled steel prices remain largely steady while cold-rolled tags have edged up on the heels of a trade petition. More »

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    O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals to close Canada depot

    Aug 03, 2015

    O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals will close its sole Canadian facility in Mississauga, Ontario, as part of a strategic change in how the company services the Northeast. More »

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    From the automotive sector to construction, service centers to the container industry, end-users and their demand for and consumption of steel products have changed with the times, creating headaches and new pathways for steelmakers.

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