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    Ferrous scrap export prices to Asia mixed

    Aug 21, 2014

    Export prices for containerized ferrous scrap to Taiwan and South Korea inched marginally higher this week due to improving sentiment in the United States and Japan. More »

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    Mart still bullish on Midwest aluminum premium

    Aug 21, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums held their ground this week, with market participants noting that industry sentiment was leaning toward steady or higher premium levels through the fall. More »

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    Nucor facility adds automated fence post system

    Aug 21, 2014

    Arnold Machine Inc. has built an automated system to cut, paint and bundle fence posts at Nucor Corp.’s mill in Plymouth, Utah. More »

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    Scrap price sentiment said improving for Sept.

    Aug 20, 2014

    Strengthening steel mill order books, finished steel prices and ferrous scrap export prices, combined with tighter scrap supply and transportation issues, have boosted market sentiment for domestic scrap prices in September. More »

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    Power regulators reject Noranda rate relief

    Aug 20, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s request for a lower electricity rate has been rejected by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). More »

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    PSL-North America sold to India's Jindal SAW

    Aug 20, 2014

    Bankrupt large-diameter spiral-weld pipe maker PSL North America LLC has been sold to India’s Jindal SAW Ltd. for $100 million. More »

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    Beam trade case threat could impact imports

    Aug 20, 2014

    Reports that U.S. steel beam mills are contemplating trade action against imports could put an initial damper on some traders’ willingness to quote material, but it also could spur others to move beams here as soon as possible, market sources said this week. More »

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    China, US boost global steel output

    Aug 20, 2014

    Global crude steel output rose 1.7 percent last month to more than 136.8 million tonnes, led by Asia, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). More »

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    ITC’s India steel rod ruling faces challenge

    Aug 20, 2014

    U.S. producers of steel threaded rod will appeal a recent U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decision that Indian rod imports are not injuring or threatening to injure the domestic industry, mirroring a similar appeal in a trade case against Thailand. More »

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    Expliseat wins award for light airline seat

    Aug 20, 2014

    Expliseat SAS has won the International Titanium Association’s (ITA’s) application development award for a new commercial airline seat that the company claims weighs one-third the amount of conventional seats. More »

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    Duluth says Twin Metals project viable

    Aug 20, 2014

    Duluth Metals Ltd.’s proposed Twin Metals nickel-copper-platinum group metals mine in Minnesota is "supported by financial fundamentals" that make the project economically viable, according to a draft prefeasibility study. More »

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    Zorba pricing steady after August rise

    Aug 20, 2014

    Export prices for zorba, a nonferrous auto shred comprised mostly of aluminum, could maintain the higher levels achieved earlier this month after demand from China boosted domestic and export markets. More »

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    Plymouth Tube to close Wisconsin facility

    Aug 20, 2014

    Plymouth Tube Co. is planning to permanently shutter a plant in East Troy, Wis., starting in mid-October. More »

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Steel

  • Nucor facility adds automated fence post system

    Arnold Machine Inc. has built an automated system to cut, paint and bundle fence posts at Nucor Corp.’s mill in Plymouth, Utah.

  • USS boosts zinc coating extras

    U.S. Steel Corp. has increased prices for coating-weight extras for hot-dipped galvanized and galvannealed products.

  • Beam trade case threat could impact imports

    Reports that U.S. steel beam mills are contemplating trade action against imports could put an initial damper on some traders’ willingness to quote material, but it also could spur others to move beams here as soon as possible, market sources said this week.

  • Corsa completes buy of PBS Coals

    Canadian coal miner Corsa Coal Corp. has completed its $60-million acquisition of PBS Coals Inc., the North American coal assets of OAO Severstal.

  • ITC’s India steel rod ruling faces challenge

    U.S. producers of steel threaded rod will appeal a recent U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decision that Indian rod imports are not injuring or threatening to injure the domestic industry, mirroring a similar appeal in a trade case against Thailand.

Scrap

  • Ferrous scrap export prices to Asia mixed

    Export prices for containerized ferrous scrap to Taiwan and South Korea inched marginally higher this week due to improving sentiment in the United States and Japan.

  • Georgia recycler loses bid to rezone property

    A Georgia scrap metal processing company that recently started operations has been told the business cannot continue to operate.

  • Zorba pricing steady after August rise

    Export prices for zorba, a nonferrous auto shred comprised mostly of aluminum, could maintain the higher levels achieved earlier this month after demand from China boosted domestic and export markets.

  • Scrap price sentiment said improving for Sept.

    Strengthening steel mill order books, finished steel prices and ferrous scrap export prices, combined with tighter scrap supply and transportation issues, have boosted market sentiment for domestic scrap prices in September.

  • Recycler awaits ok to relocate

    A metal recycler in Grand Rapids, Mich., will have to wait another month to learn if it will be permitted to move its operations to a larger location.

Nonferrous

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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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