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  • Steel faces challenges in auto: Shiloh chief Feb 28, 2014

    Despite a push by the steel industry toward making lighterweight components for the automotive market, steel manufacturers have their "work cut out for them," especially as aluminum applications continue to capture additional market share, Ramzi Y. Hermiz said.

  • Fed agrees to extend study of banks’ role Feb 28, 2014

    The U.S. Federal Reserve Board has extended its consultation on the role of banks in physical commodity activities by 30 days at the request of the American Bankers Association (ABA). Comments are now due April 16.

  • VanadiumCorp names director Feb 28, 2014

    VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. has added former BHP Billiton Plc executive Tom Peregoodoff to its board of directors.

  • Ferromanganese gets lift from demand Feb 28, 2014

    Medium-carbon ferromanganese spot prices have surged due to renewed consumer demand, with suppliers confident of further price increases in the coming weeks.

  • Felman rate request decision ‘closer’: PSC Feb 28, 2014

    The Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia is "closer" to a decision on Felman Production LLC’s request for a special electricity rate, although the agency said it is "still a work in progress."

  • High-volume tender lifts SiMn pricing Feb 28, 2014

    Silicomanganese spot prices have inched up further, with a high-tonnage request for quote reportedly driving the market.

  • RTI halts its titanium price reporting Feb 28, 2014

    The U.S. titanium data pool took yet another hit this week as RTI International Metals Inc. stopped reporting prices, completing a process that has now spread to the three major domestic producers.

  • Beck Aluminum facing OSHA penalties Feb 27, 2014

    Beck Aluminum Alloys Ltd. faces $77,472 in penalties after a worker was exposed to chlorine gas while doing maintenance at the company’s plant in Racine, Wis

  • Health-care law dents RTI’s earnings Feb 27, 2014

    RTI International Metals Inc. logged a net loss in the fourth quarter, due in part to uncertainty over the impact of new U.S. federal health-care regulations on the medical device business.

  • HudBay sees uncertainty in Augusta’s project Feb 27, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. has hit back at claims from takeover target Augusta Resource Corp. that its unsolicited bid is "grossly inadequate."

  • Iluka looking to boost rutile market Feb 27, 2014

    Titanium feedstock producer Iluka Resources Ltd. is looking for a relatively small investment in a British venture to eventually help boost a currently slumping global market for rutile.

  • Midwest aluminum premiums drop Feb 26, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums have fallen again as market sources disagree on whether warmer temperatures might bring improved demand.

  • Former investors sue Thompson Creek Feb 26, 2014

    Two former Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc. investors are suing the company and certain executives for allegedly knowingly distributing "false and misleading" information that distorted the company’s financial position, resulting in the investors suffering significant losses.

  • LME vows to fix problems with Nasaac Feb 26, 2014

    The LME is committed to analyzing and addressing the drivers behind "queue-related" premiums, which are affecting the supply of Nasaac material, an LME representative said at the Nadca's Executive Conference.

  • General Moly issues alternate mine plan Feb 26, 2014

    General Moly Inc. has presented an alternate mine plan for its Mount Hope project in Nevada that accounts for sustained lows in molybdenum pricing.

  • Integrated producer model may see shift: Alumina exec Feb 26, 2014

    The integrated aluminum producer model will be challenged over the next couple of years, leading to a shake-up in corporate structures, an executive at Alumina Ltd. said.

  • Indonesia bauxite tough for China to replace: Reed Feb 26, 2014

    China has a few short-term alternatives to meet its bauxite needs if Indonesia’s ban on raw mineral exports persists, but the supply gap will be hard to fill, according to a senior executive at Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.

  • US may import aluminum: Alcoa exec Feb 26, 2014

    North America might start to import aluminum to satisfy current demand, but that will leave deficits elsewhere, a senior Alcoa Inc. executive said.

  • White House launches light metal initiatives Feb 25, 2014

    The U.S. government plans to spend $140 million on two public-private advanced manufacturing partnerships, including one devoted to light metals.

  • Auto demand should warm up Bonnell results: Tredegar Feb 25, 2014

    Bonnell Aluminum Inc.’s first-quarter results might be chilled by an unusually cold winter, but the aluminum extruder expects to see better times later in 2014.

  • Alexin invests in new billet casting system Feb 25, 2014

    Alexin LLC has purchased a 9-inch-diameter billet casting system as it looks to supply a broader range of aluminum billet to extruders.

  • Alcoa inks power deal for Quebec smelters Feb 25, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has reached a new power agreement for its smelters in Quebec and scrapped a plan to modernize its Baie-Comeau, Quebec, smelter.

  • Die casters see strong start continuing Feb 25, 2014

    The aluminum die casting industry expects the second quarter of 2014 to build on gains established in the first two months of the year.

  • Weather delays Horsehead zinc smelter Feb 25, 2014

    Horsehead Holding Corp. has experienced delays in commissioning its new zinc smelter in Mooresboro, N.C., due to "severe and prolonged cold weather conditions," it said.

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