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  • Mexico’s Aluminicaste looks to push into US, Europe: exec Mar 21, 2014

    Aluminicaste Fundición de México S de RL de CV is looking to expand into the United States and Europe, a company executive said.

  • Building downturn may persist: analyst Mar 20, 2014

    The North American aluminum extrusion industry is being reshaped by a possible structural downturn in the construction market, increased automotive demand and Chinese ownership of billet producers and extruders, one industry analyst said.

  • PCC to buy Calif. aerospace supplier Mar 20, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is moving further into the aerospace supply chain with its $625-million acquisition of Aerospace Dynamics International (ADI).

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  • Constellium has sights on US expansion Mar 20, 2014

    Constellium NV posted a strong 2013 thanks to improved productivity and increased demand for aluminum products in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

  • Crimea likely won’t hurt world economy Mar 20, 2014

    “Despite the uncertainty, we think it’s unlikely that this situation will lead to any significant economic events,” Kounis told attendees at Capital Link Inc.’s eighth annual Shipping Forum in New York.

  • State control said distorting aluminum market Mar 20, 2014

    State-owned entities account for a significant amount of global primary aluminum production, leading to market distortions downstream, according to a trade attorney.

  • Metal availability a big challenge: executive Mar 19, 2014

    Securing metal—whether billet, prime or scrap—remains challenging due to stock financing deals and tight credit markets, one executive said.

  • GBC earnings slide but outlook positive Mar 19, 2014

    Global Brass & Copper Holdings Inc.’s (GBC’s) 2013 fourth-quarter and full-year net income fell around 17 percent from a year earlier due in part to lower metal prices.

  • Auto aluminum ‘holy grail’ not without risks Mar 19, 2014

    The aluminum industry and aluminum extruders should see big benefits as cars and trucks use more of the light metal because of stricter fuel economy standards, according to one consultant. But the “holy grail” of mass-produced aluminum vehicles won’t come without significant risks.

  • Titanium prices flat as market awaits surcharge Mar 18, 2014

    Spot prices for titanium commodity products remain flat as market participants increasingly turn their attention to an upcoming key raw materials surcharge for the next clue to the market’s direction.

  • Largo vanadium project on track Mar 18, 2014

    Largo Resources Ltd. has begun commissioning of the kiln at its Maracás vanadium mine in Brazil.

  • Ex-aluminum, steel exec Zundel dies at 90 Mar 18, 2014

    Neil W. Zundel, a former executive of Reynolds Metals Co. and president of the American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC), died March 15 at age 90, his son confirmed.

  • Demand concerns keep copper in flux (UPDATE) Mar 18, 2014

    Copper prices continued to fluctuate March 18 after a sell-off last week, with concerns over long-term demand in China keeping tags near a 44-month low.

  • DLA puts ferrochrome on offer Mar 18, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials is offering 3,000 short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome and 2.24 million pounds of low-carbon product for March. Bids close the afternoon of March 19.

  • Gaucher appointed Woulfe Mining's chief exec Mar 18, 2014

    Woulfe Mining Corp. has named Michel Gaucher as chief executive officer, replacing interim chief executive Hubert Marleau, the company said.

  • NA Tungsten mine project receives environmental OK Mar 18, 2014

    North American Tungsten Corp. Ltd. has reached an “important milestone” in bringing its MacTung tungsten mine in Canada’s Yukon Territory into production as the project successfully completed environmental screening, the company said.

  • Stainless scrap driven higher by LME nickel Mar 18, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices continued to rise across the austenitic grades this week thanks to steady demand and London Metal Exchange nickel prices that surpassed $16,000 per tonne, market sources said.

  • GBC taps Wasz to succeed Walker as chief executive Mar 18, 2014

    Global Brass & Copper Holdings Inc. (GBC) has appointed John J. Wasz chief executive officer, effective immediately.

  • CME plans physical aluminum futures contract Mar 18, 2014

    CME Group Inc. plans to launch a North American physically delivered aluminum futures contract starting May 5, pending regulatory approval.

  • Higher costs, weaker sales dent Antofagasta’s earnings Mar 18, 2014

    Antofagasta Plc recorded lower full-year earnings in 2013 due in part to higher costs and weaker sales.

  • CITT keeps China extrusion duties Mar 17, 2014

    Canada will continue to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on aluminum extrusions from China.

  • Noranda worker dies after incident at Ark. mill Mar 17, 2014

    A worker has died from injuries sustained at Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s rolling mill in Newport, Ark.

  • Ex-Norilsk executive facing US sanctions Mar 17, 2014

    The former president of MMC Norilsk Nickel was among seven Russian government officials sanctioned by an Obama administration executive order related to the ongoing political instability in Ukraine.

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