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    Nonferrous scrap exports slip through July

    Sep 23, 2014

    U.S. nonferrous scrap exports fell during the first seven months of the year, with only nickel bucking the trend. More »

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    US bulk ferrous scrap export prices slide

    Sep 22, 2014

    East Coast bulk export prices have shed nearly $20 per tonne since the start of September amid a stronger dollar, higher freight costs and cheaper Chinese billet prices into Turkey. More »

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    Blast at USS’ Ala. plant kills one, injures two

    Sep 22, 2014

    One U.S. Steel Corp. employee was killed and two were seriously injured following an explosion Sept. 21 at the steelmaker’s operations in Fairfield, Ala. More »

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    Groundbreaking held for Big River mill in Ark.

    Sep 22, 2014

    Big River Steel LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony for its $1.3-billion steel mill and recycling facility in Osceola, Ark. More »

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    KWG attracts interest from steelmaker

    Sep 22, 2014

    KWG Resources Inc. has received expressions of interest from a global steel company and a large ferrochrome producer in setting up strategic alliances that could include offtake agreements and the establishment of a stainless steel billet production facility. More »

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    PSC investing in auto shredder residue plant

    Sep 22, 2014

    PSC Metals Inc. is planning to invest in additional nonferrous separation and recovery systems to increase yields from its auto shredding operations. More »

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    Global steel output climbs in August

    Sep 22, 2014

    Global crude steel output rose 1.4 percent to nearly 135 million tonnes in August compared with the same month last year. More »

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    USS has spent $3.54B on Canadian unit: exec

    Sep 22, 2014

    U.S. Steel Corp. has funded its operations in Canada to the tune of Canadian $3.9 billion ($3.54 billion) since its acquisition of Stelco Inc. in 2007, according to documents filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. More »

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    Japanese seek North American DRI projects

    Sep 22, 2014

    Japanese industrial giants Sumitomo Corp. and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. are seeking partners and projects for direct-reduced iron (DRI) investments in North America, looking to supply financing, raw materials, energy or other expertise, company representatives told AMM. More »

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    General Cable cuts earnings estimates

    Sep 22, 2014

    General Cable Corp.’s third-quarter and full-year adjusted operating earnings are expected to be at the low end of the company’s previously announced estimates, due in part to lower copper prices and weaker demand in Latin America, Spain and Thailand. More »

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    Alupress opens $19.9M aluminum casting plant

    Sep 22, 2014

    Alupress AG has officially opened its $19.9-million aluminum casting plant in Laurens County, S.C., aimed at servicing Tier 1 automotive suppliers in the region. More »

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    Consumer groups back Noranda's power plea

    Sep 22, 2014

    Two Missouri business groups have asked the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to reconsider a recent ruling that denied Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s request for a lower electricity rate at its New Madrid, Mo., smelter. More »

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    Recycler defers permit request in Va.

    Sep 22, 2014

    Joseph Smith & Sons Inc. has temporarily deferred its plans to construct a metals recycling facility in Alexandria, Va. More »

Latest News by Category

Steel

  • US raw steel production climbs 0.5 percent

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,891,000 net tons last week.

  • KWG attracts interest from steelmaker

    KWG Resources Inc. has received expressions of interest from a global steel company and a large ferrochrome producer in setting up strategic alliances that could include offtake agreements and the establishment of a stainless steel billet production facility.

  • USS has spent $3.54B on Canadian unit: exec

    U.S. Steel Corp. has funded its operations in Canada to the tune of Canadian $3.9 billion ($3.54 billion) since its acquisition of Stelco Inc. in 2007, according to documents filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

  • Energy veteran to lead Evraz tech unit

    Evraz North America has named Martyn Wilmott vice president of tubular product technology at the Chicago-based subsidiary of Russia’s Evraz Plc.

  • New mill puts ATI ‘back in the game’

    Allegheny Technologies Inc.’s (ATI’s) new hot-rolling and processing facility in Brackenridge, Pa., makes the stainless and specialty alloy maker more competitive in the commodity stainless market and gives it greater flexibility in value-added products, according to one industry analyst.

Scrap

  • Fla. recycler gets scrapyard OK

    A metal recycler is set to open a new operation in Palm Beach County, Fla., after county commissioners voted to rezone a parcel of land and issue the necessary permits.

  • Recycler expects lawsuit, delays relocation

    A Grand Rapids, Mich., metal recycler will hold off on its plan to move to a larger location as it expects a neighboring food processing company will take the matter to court.

  • Nonferrous scrap exports slip through July

    U.S. nonferrous scrap exports fell during the first seven months of the year, with only nickel bucking the trend.

  • US bulk ferrous scrap export prices slide

    East Coast bulk export prices have shed nearly $20 per tonne since the start of September amid a stronger dollar, higher freight costs and cheaper Chinese billet prices into Turkey.

  • US refined zinc output falls in 1st half: USGS

    U.S. refined zinc production totaled 105,000 tonnes in the first half of 2014, down 8.7 percent from 115,000 tonnes in the same period last year, according to the latest U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data.

Nonferrous

  • Refined copper deficit falls 69.3 percent in June

    The global refined copper market deficit narrowed to 27,000 tonnes in June, down 69.3 percent from 88,000 tonnes the previous month, preliminary International Copper Study Group (ICSG) data show.

  • KWG attracts interest from steelmaker

    KWG Resources Inc. has received expressions of interest from a global steel company and a large ferrochrome producer in setting up strategic alliances that could include offtake agreements and the establishment of a stainless steel billet production facility.

  • Consumer groups back Noranda's power plea

    Two Missouri business groups have asked the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to reconsider a recent ruling that denied Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s request for a lower electricity rate at its New Madrid, Mo., smelter.

  • US refined zinc output falls in 1st half: USGS

    U.S. refined zinc production totaled 105,000 tonnes in the first half of 2014, down 8.7 percent from 115,000 tonnes in the same period last year, according to the latest U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data.

  • General Cable cuts earnings estimates

    General Cable Corp.’s third-quarter and full-year adjusted operating earnings are expected to be at the low end of the company’s previously announced estimates, due in part to lower copper prices and weaker demand in Latin America, Spain and Thailand.

Supply Chain

  • Ti demand in aerostructures 'ready for takeoff'

    The wait is nearly over for a long-anticipated upturn in titanium demand for commercial aerostructures, as airliner build rates are due to surpass even their earlier optimistic forecasts, a Titanium Metals Corp. (Timet) executive said this week.

  • Consumer groups back Noranda's power plea

    Two Missouri business groups have asked the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to reconsider a recent ruling that denied Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s request for a lower electricity rate at its New Madrid, Mo., smelter.

  • Service center stainless shipments dip

    North American stainless steel shipments tailed off in August from the previous month, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data, although market participants told AMM that demand remains strong and much improved from a lackluster 2013.

  • HC2 extends deadline for buyout of Schuff

    Investment firm HC2 Holdings Inc. has extended its offer to buy out other shareholders of Schuff International Inc. until Sept. 29 after its initial deadline expired.

  • IWG unit's suit seeks to declare CN Wire bonds invalid

    Omega Wire Inc. is suing Turkish wire manufacturer CN Wire Corp. and the city of Anthony, N.M., seeking to have the issuance of industrial revenue bonds approved by the city to CN Wire declared invalid.

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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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