Arctic front stops some metals businesses cold

Jan 06, 2014 | 03:12 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  scrap, service centers, winter weather, metal deliveries, Dave Rumer, Behr Iron & Metal, Hanley Steel, Caterpillar Rey Mashayekhi

NEW YORK — Extreme weather conditions, particularly across the Midwest, were sparking some service disruptions and closures, industry sources told AMM Jan. 6, as much of the United States and Canada was bracing for a cold front that threatened record-low temperatures.

Scrap metal sources in the Midwest and Ohio Valley cited difficulties with equipment due to the cold weather, while there were reports of major producers having to shut down operations.

"The weather is causing problems for us. ... We can’t shear at all, and the baler is running very slowly. Cranes are having trouble as well," one Cincinnati-based scrap recycler said.....

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