Calif. fires leave metal firms unsinged

Oct 24, 2007 | 03:52 AM |

Despite some inconvenience and limited absenteeism, wildfires raging in southern California have had no impact on the region's metals industry, according to an AMM spot survey.

In general, the fires that have forced as many as 300,000 people to flee their homes were in residential areas in canyons and hills rather than in major commercial or industrial areas.

The region's two steel producers, Tamco in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and California Steel Industries Inc., Fontana, Calif., both reported doing business as usual, although some employees who live in the affected areas were unable to get to work.....

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