• Lee Brass names sales managers Jun 04, 2014

    Alabama brass castings company Lee Brass Co. has named Larry Waldron national sales manager for its plumbing, industrial and marine products and Bill Kimpton as its national original equipment manufacturer sales manager, it said June 3.

  • Ford unveils lightweight car in aluminum drive Jun 04, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. has unveiled a lightweight concept vehicle based on its 2013 Fusion, the next step in the automaker’s push toward weight reduction and improved fuel economy.

  • Aleris, Novelis find conflict minerals rules not infringed Jun 04, 2014

    Aleris Corp. and Novelis Inc. have determined that no conflict minerals from their supply chains originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or neighboring countries, they said in documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) June 2.

  • Royal Nickel expecting LME stocks to start shrinking in fall Jun 03, 2014

    Royal Nickel Corp. (RNC) said its impending acquisition of True North Nickel Inc. will allow it to take advantage of a "rapidly improving nickel market" that faces a "structural shortfall of supply," with the company expecting London Metal Exchange inventories to begin shrinking by fall 2014.

  • Alcoa said mulling shift in gear toward Nasaac Jun 03, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. could look to produce aluminum alloy conforming to the London Metal Exchange’s NA380.1 specification, a move that would reflect a recent spike in prices for the exchange’s North American special aluminum alloy contract (Nasaac), traders told AMM.

  • Key player in copper theft scheme given prison term Jun 03, 2014

    A man who was said to have played a key role in the theft of nearly $10 million worth of copper from Asarco LLC since 2006 has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison, Arizona Assistant Attorney General Mike Jette told AMM.

  • Southwire shifting from construction: Thorn Jun 03, 2014

    The housing bust of 2009 continues to squeeze the construction industry, and Southwire Co. has continued to diversify away from this segment of the market, according to its top executive.

  • KWG rail pitch aims to end Ring of Fire gridlock Jun 03, 2014

    KWG Resources Inc. is proposing a bill to the Ontario government that would help facilitate the development of the Ring of Fire by using existing rail freight infrastructure.

  • Avanti, Nisga’a Nation sign Kitsault mine deal Jun 03, 2014

    Avanti Mining Inc. has signed an agreement with the Nisga’a Nation covering the Kitsault molybdenum mine project in northwestern British Columbia.

  • CMI shuts moly mine; minimal impact seen Jun 03, 2014

    Chevron Mining Inc. (CMI) has shut down its Questa molybdenum mine in New Mexico due to "projected ongoing financial losses," although market sources believe the closure will have little impact on the domestic market.

  • RTI boosts powder materials capacity with Dynamet buy Jun 03, 2014

    RTI International Metals Inc. has acquired titanium and titanium-alloy components producer Dynamet Technology Inc. for $15.5 million in cash to help boost its powder materials capabilities.

  • Copper activity poised to rise: USGS Jun 02, 2014

    Future copper market activity appears to be on course to increase, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

  • No conflict minerals violations: steelmakers Jun 02, 2014

    Following reviews of their products and suppliers, three U.S. steelmakers said they have no reason to believe they sourced conflict minerals from countries covered under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

  • EPA’s new rules could hurt steelmakers Jun 02, 2014

    New U.S. regulations aimed at curbing pollution from power plants could drive up metals prices and the cost of goods made from metals, according to industry analysts and trade associations.

  • Olin Brass hikes metals extras Jun 02, 2014

    GBC Metals LLC, which operates as Olin Brass, will increase its aggregated metals surcharge effective with July 1 shipments, it said June 2.

  • RNC to acquire stake in True North Nickel Jun 02, 2014

    Royal Nickel Corp. (RNC) has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire a 56-percent stake in True North Nickel Inc.

  • Market mixed on anticipated zinc deficit May 30, 2014

    An expected zinc deficit wll likely boost prices to new highs this year, which could push consumers away from zinc applications, some analysts said.

  • Silicomanganese market monitors Felman May 30, 2014

    The silicomanganese market is awaiting the outcome of Felman Production LLC’s attempt to restart production as well as a high-volume request for quotation (RFQ).

  • KGHM delays Afton-Ajax output to 2018 May 30, 2014

    Production from KGHM International Ltd.’s Afton-Ajax copper project in British Columbia will be delayed by about three years due to site plan changes.

  • Atlantic continues work on Windimurra plant May 30, 2014

    Atlantic Ltd. is continuing work on its fire-damaged Windimurra vanadium facility in Western Australia.

  • Fire hits Olin Brass casting facility May 30, 2014

    Olin Brass Corp. suffered a fire at its East Alton, Ill., casting facility May 29, a company spokesman told AMM.

  • Japanese target US auto aluminum sheet mart May 29, 2014

    The Japanese auto industry is looking to capture market share in the U.S. automotive aluminum sector, highlighting the possibility of a major shift to aluminum for Japanese-brand mass-market vehicles, Wise Metals Group LLC’s top executive told AMM.

  • Aluminum slug facility in Tenn. to close May 29, 2014

    Aluminum slug producer ElementAl Holdings LLC will cease operations at its Jackson, Tenn., facility due to a difficult market environment.

  • Alcoa aims to capture aerospace demand May 29, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has broken ground on a $100-million aerospace expansion in La Porte, Ind., where it will produce nickel-based superalloy parts for jet engines.

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