NEW YORK Copper rod producer AmRod Corp. has resumed normal production at its facility in Newark, N.J., after a temporary furnace shutdown, AMM has learned.
Production at the rod mill restarted Jan. 12, a source familiar with the operation told AMM.
"They had to shut it down (because of) furnace problems. I believe its back up now," a trader said.
AmRod declined to comment.
The furnace shutdown led to some additional buying "but didnt result in any big business," a second trader added.
AmRod produces copper rod used for wire and cable products covering all gauges and surface-quality grades. End-markets served include communications, magnet wire, industrial and building, according to the companys website.