Nonferrous

  • BHP may offer Nickel West for sale in wake of mine halt May 14, 2014

    BHP Billiton Ltd. is considering selling its Nickel West operations in Western Australia following a production halt at its Leinster Perseverance underground mine last year.

  • US brass mill imports, exports diverge May 14, 2014

    U.S. imports of brass mill products rose in March compared with the same month last year while exports were virtually flat, according to the latest statistics from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • First Nickel posts bigger loss on 26-percent output drop May 13, 2014

    First Nickel Inc. fell deeper into the red in the first quarter on a "significant" decrease in revenue due to a 26-percent drop in contained nickel pounds produced compared with a year earlier.

  • Thompson Creek’s revenue up 48.1% in qtr. May 13, 2014

    Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc.’s revenue jumped 48.1 percent in the first quarter due mainly to the opening of its Mount Milligan copper-gold mine in British Columbia.

  • PCC invests $30M to integrate Timet operations May 13, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is investing $30 million to facilitate the integration of Titanium Metals Corp. (Timet) melted product into the parent company’s downstream processing operations, according to PCC’s top executive.

  • Zinc prices set to climb on rising supply deficit:analyst May 13, 2014

    Zinc prices, which are currently at “rock bottom,” are expected to climb considerably in the coming years, SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP partner and mining analyst John Meyer said at the New York Metals and Minerals Investment Conference May 12.

  • Wal-Mart backs Noranda’s power rate May 13, 2014

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in favor of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s push for a lower electricity rate in Missouri, citing the severe economic impact on the region should the company’s New Madrid, Mo., smelter close.

  • Mill-grade aluminum scrap tags move higher with LME May 13, 2014

    Secondary aluminum scrap prices recorded a mixed start to the week of May 12, as some grades increased while others remained flat.

  • Advanced bonding driving aluminum use in autos: analyst May 13, 2014

    The automotive industry is headed toward an aluminum adoption curve that will exceed current expectations and benefit aluminum producers who utilize advanced bonding technologies, according to an analyst at Sterne Agee Group Inc.

  • Power rate spat hampers Felman restart May 13, 2014

    Felman Production LLC, still trying to overcome objections to its special electricity rate plan in order to take advantage of an improving silicomanganese market, has yet to sign a new deal with electricity supplier Appalachian Power Co. Inc. (APCo).

  • Horsehead’s plant start ‘imminent’ May 12, 2014

    Construction of Horsehead Holding Corp.’s plant in Mooresboro, N.C., is "essentially finished" and zinc production is "imminent," company executives said during an earnings conference call May 12.

  • Noranda power rate effort dealt blow May 12, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s effort to lower its electric bill was handed a serious setback after a Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) staff member said the company’s rate request fell below the reasonable range of wholesale energy costs.

  • BMW expanding carbon fiber facility May 12, 2014

    BMW AG plans to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, Wash., to meet higher demand for lighter-weight components in automotive production.

  • Ferroalloys imports mixed in March vs. Feb. May 12, 2014

    U.S. imports of ferroalloys were mixed in March, with ferrosilicon and ferromanganese logging declines while ferromolybdenum and ferrovanadium moved higher compared with the previous month.

  • Steel ‘in battle’ in automotive: ArcelorMittal May 09, 2014

    Advanced high-strength steels are regaining market share in automotive applications that previously favored aluminum, ArcelorMittal SA executives said.

  • RNC logs bigger loss; looks to Dumont project May 09, 2014

    Royal Nickel Corp. (RNC) continues to look toward a late-2016 commissioning of its Dumont nickel project in Quebec after diversifying its assets and securing new partnerships in the first quarter.

  • Constellium joint venture to supply auto sheet May 09, 2014

    Constellium NV and United Aluminum Co. of Japan Corp. have signed a joint-venture agreement to supply body-in-white aluminum sheet to the North American automotive industry.

  • Demand pickup puts Globe in black in qtr. May 09, 2014

    Globe Specialty Metals Inc. turned a profit in its fiscal third quarter thanks to improved end-market demand from aluminum castings manufacturers and producers of components for the solar industry.

  • Copper premiums stable as market seeks stronger demand May 09, 2014

    Copper cathode demand is reportedly steady but unremarkable, with consumers looking for more improvement from end markets.

  • Amerigo logs loss in qtr. as sales, prices fall May 09, 2014

    Amerigo Resources Ltd. posted a net loss in the first quarter due to lower copper and molybdenum sales and declining metal prices.

  • US aiming to remove Russia from GSP eligibility program May 09, 2014

    The U.S. government is planning to remove Russia from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program because the nation has "advanced beyond the level of economic development and competitiveness for GSP eligibility."

  • Moly prices jump on continued supply dearth May 09, 2014

    Molybdic oxide and ferromolybdenum spot prices have jumped again due to supply tightness, with the market now firmly in the hands of the few suppliers with material to offer.

  • AMG’s vanadium revenues jump 12 percent May 09, 2014

    Revenues at AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group NV’s vanadium division jumped 12 percent in the first quarter due to capacity expansion completed last year, despite low market prices across the company’s specialty metal divisions.

  • GBC shipments get boost from housing, auto demand May 09, 2014

    Global Brass & Copper Holdings Inc. (GBC) saw shipment volumes increase in the first quarter on the back of higher demand from end-markets such as building and housing, although demand from the electronic/electrical sector was lower.

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