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  • Titanium spot prices mired at low levels Feb 19, 2014

    While titanium spot prices remain mired at low levels, some buyers are nevertheless filling inventory holes at a brisker pace and scrap tags—seen by some as a harbinger of eventual price movement—appear to be firming.

  • Atlantic lands funds to aid recovery after fire Feb 19, 2014

    Atlantic Ltd. has reached an agreement on an Australian $32.6-million ($29.4-million) funding facility aimed at helping the vanadium producer recover from liquidity issues and a fire at its Windimurra facility in Western Australia.

  • Demand behind aluminum premium rise: Smith Feb 19, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums have gotten a boost from strong demand and bankrupt Ormet Corp.’s closure of its Hannibal, Ohio, smelter, according to Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s top executive.

  • Noranda posts 2013 net loss on LME’s fall Feb 19, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. plunged into the red in 2013 amid low aluminum prices and higher natural gas and electricity costs.

  • Global lead market closes 2013 in deficit: ILZSG data Feb 19, 2014

    The global lead market ended 2013 in a 22,000-tonne deficit, according to preliminary data from the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) Feb. 18.

  • Aero destocking to hit aluminum plate: Kaiser Feb 19, 2014

    Spot prices for aluminum plate have tumbled into 2014 as mills fight for business by lowering tags, according to Kaiser Aluminum Corp.’s top executive.

  • China needs to raise its zinc concentrate output: analyst Feb 19, 2014

    China’s zinc mines need to produce an additional 400,000 tonnes from now until 2018 if they are to meet domestic demand growth, according to Chris Parker, an analyst at consultancy Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

  • Canadian Metals woos FerroAtlántica Feb 19, 2014

    Canadian Metals Inc. is hoping to provide silica to a proposed Grupo FerroAtlántica SA plant in Quebec.

  • HDG opportunities are vast: Valmont exec Feb 19, 2014

    Opportunities for growth in hot-dip galvanizing are vast, whether in new infrastructure projects or replacement, an executive at steel fabrication firm Valmont Industries Inc. said.

  • SE Asian galvanizing growth to accelerate: Richker Metals Feb 19, 2014

    Hot-dip galvanizing is forecast to grow by as much as 15 percent in southeast Asia in the second quarter as the region develops transport and infrastructure projects, an executive at zinc scrap trading firm Richker Metals Inc. said.

  • Zinc, steel in fight vs. aluminum: IZA Feb 19, 2014

    The zinc and steel industries are working to fight back against the move toward increased aluminum in cars, an International Zinc Association (IZA) executive said.

  • Ontario hires consultant for Ring of Fire Feb 18, 2014

    The Ontario government has retained Deloitte LLP to help establish a development corporation for the Ring of Fire.

  • Dugald River zinc mine delayed a year: MMG Feb 18, 2014

    Production at the Dugald River zinc mine in Australia will be delayed by around a year due to technical issues, MMG Ltd. chief executive officer Andrew Michelmore said.

  • Ormet seeks buyer for Ohio mill Feb 18, 2014

    Ormet Corp. is seeking a buyer for its Hannibal, Ohio, smelter as it predicts the plant could benefit from expected strong automotive and aerospace demand.

  • Windimurra recovery could take 9 months: Atlantic Feb 18, 2014

    Atlantic Ltd. said it could take about nine months to repair the damage from a fire at its Windimurra vanadium operations in Western Australia and return to its previous production rate.

  • DLA slates ferrochrome offering Feb 18, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials is offering 3,000 short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome and 2.24 million pounds of low-carbon ferrochrome for February.

  • Kaiser earnings bolstered by aero, auto Feb 18, 2014

    Strong shipments of aerospace plate and record growth in automotive extrusions bolstered Kaiser Aluminum Corp.’s results otherwise dented by a glut in other products.

  • Zinc’s new galvanized rebar seen lifting coating demand Feb 18, 2014

    The zinc industry has developed a new galvanized rebar product for concrete bridges and tunnels that has "huge potential" to boost demand for coated products, the International Zinc Association (IZA) executive director Stephen Wilkinson said.

  • China to account for nearly half of zinc demand Feb 18, 2014

    Global zinc demand will reach 14.09 million tonnes this year and rise to 14.78 million tonnes in 2015, an executive at a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Co. Ltd. said.

  • U.S. Zinc mulling oxide expansion in China Feb 18, 2014

    U.S. Zinc Corp. is expanding its zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tenn., and likely will further develop its facility in China as the producer works to improve supply security for clients, a company executive told AMM.

  • Mitchelson joins Anglo transformation Feb 14, 2014

    Outgoing Royal Nickel Corp. president and chief executive officer Tyler Mitchelson is joining Anglo American Plc "to be part of (the company’s) transformation," he told AMM in a Feb. 13 interview.

  • Ferroalloy prices rise on weather, tight supply Feb 14, 2014

    Winter storms across the United States continue to impact ferroalloy spot market activity, with transportation and supply issues boosting prices on some commodities.

  • Cliffs details savings from chromite project stay Feb 14, 2014

    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s decision to suspend work on its chromite project in northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire is part of a shift away from an "aggressive growth agenda," according to newly appointed chief executive officer Gary B. Halverson.

  • Globe Specialty Metals moves to Miami from NY Feb 14, 2014

    Globe Specialty Metals Inc. has moved its headquarters to Miami from New York.

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