• MELTING POT No more slap on the wrist Nov 02, 2007

    Thieves in Detroit who steal copper wire and other metals and then sell it as scrap might get more than they bargained for.

  • Main Steel’s Bogan adds chief executive role Nov 02, 2007

    Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., has promoted George A. Bogan, the company’s president, to the additional role of chief executive officer. He succeeds Thomas J. Connell.

  • Conheeney exits Nymex post ahead of steel futures launch Nov 01, 2007

    John Conheeney, director of metals marketing at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), has left the exchange just weeks before it is due to launch its eagerly awaited steel futures contract.

  • Automotive headed south in two ways, analysts say Nov 01, 2007

    The North American auto market is heading south in more ways than one next year—primarily in the number of vehicles that will be produced, but also in geographic terms.

  • Nippon Steel & Sumikin installing Broner system Nov 01, 2007

    Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corp., Tokyo, will implement a production planning system at its Yawata plant in Japan.

  • Denman & Davis to provide plate for two ferries Nov 01, 2007

    Denman & Davis, Clifton, N.J., has landed a contract to help build two ferries. Blount Boats Inc., Warren, R.I., commissioned the service center to provide steel plate and value-added metalworking services for its current ferry projects.

  • Number of anti-dumping probes slides Oct 31, 2007

    The number of new anti-dumping investigations among the major trading countries declined 46.7 percent in the first six months of this year, while the number of new measures implemented was 20 percent lower, according to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  • Mandate would fuel small-car drive, but US auto cost high Oct 31, 2007

    With gas prices spiraling and pollution control a hot topic on the street as well as in the halls of power, the car of the future might be small—very small.

  • Credit crunch forces Delphi to cut size of finance plan for Ch. 11 exit Oct 30, 2007

    Auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. is seeking to cut the size of a financing arrangement for its emergence from bankruptcy protection in the wake of recent credit-market turmoil.

  • MELTING POT Two little decimal places Oct 26, 2007

    It's no surprise that the United Steelworkers union and the conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal rarely see eye to eye, but the bad blood got even worse recently when the newspaper blasted Senate Democrats for voting to cut the budget of the Office of Labor Management Standards, which monitors union corruption.

  • Quebec targets infrastructure spending after scathing report Oct 26, 2007

    Canadian authorities have announced plans to spend billions to upgrade infrastructure in the wake of a scathing report on the causes of a deadly bridge collapse in Laval, Quebec.

  • Navistar in talks on GM medium truck unit buy Oct 25, 2007

    Navistar International Corp., Warrenville, Ill., is in advanced talks with General Motors Corp., Detroit, to buy the automaker’s medium truck business, including the right to manufacture GMC and Chevrolet trucks.

  • China market status question gets new airing at Commerce Oct 25, 2007

    The U.S. Commerce Department has once again called for public comment about the possibility of granting market-economy status to individual Chinese companies.

  • Intermet appoints two executives, says farewell to die-cast president Oct 25, 2007

    Automotive component manufacturer Intermet Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has named a new ferrous group president and sales and strategy executive vice president while also announcing the departure of the president of its die-cast group.

  • UAW members start strike vs. nine International Truck plants Oct 24, 2007

    About 4,000 United Auto Workers union members at nine International Truck & Engine Corp. plants have gone on strike, citing unfair labor practices.

  • ThyssenKrupp opens Ill. logistics center Oct 24, 2007

    ThyssenKrupp Industrial Services NA, a unit of Southfield, Mich.-based ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. and Düsseldorf, Germany-based ThyssenKrupp AG, has opened a 92,000-square-foot logistics facility in Danville, Ill.

  • Novich departs Ryerson in management shakeup Oct 24, 2007

    Neil S. Novich has been ousted as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ryerson Inc., Chicago, and two other top executives have left the company in what was described as a “comprehensive reorganization” launched only days after the service center company’s sale to Platinum Equity LLC.

  • Dana gets court nod on disclosure Oct 24, 2007

    Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, has received bankruptcy court approval of a disclosure statement for its reorganization plan, authorizing the company to start soliciting creditor votes on the proposal.

  • Timken finalizes $200M Purdy buy Oct 24, 2007

    Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Purdy Corp., which manufactures and integrates systems for military and commercial aviation customers.

  • Iron product nixes heat treatment Oct 24, 2007

    Gray and ductile iron casting manufacturer Dexter Foundry Inc., Fairfield, Iowa, has introduced a new patent-pending iron material for abrasion-resistant applications that can be used as-cast without heat treating.

  • Steel, aluminum cleaning plant sets May start Oct 24, 2007

    A new steel and aluminum cleaning facility designed to process both new steel and distressed coil steel and aluminum for service centers, distributors and insurance companies is expected to begin operation in Erie, Mich., next May.

  • Calif. fires leave metal firms unsinged Oct 24, 2007

    Despite some inconvenience and limited absenteeism, wildfires raging in southern California have had no impact on the region’s metals industry, according to an AMM spot survey.

  • Reliance mulls job cuts to clip excess overhead Oct 23, 2007

    Not counting on a quick turnaround, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. might be trimming its payroll soon.

  • G7 presses Chinese on currency policy Oct 23, 2007

    Despite financial market turbulence, high oil prices and weakness in the U.S. housing sector, the global economy’s overall fundamentals continue to be strong, finance ministers from the Group of Seven said following their weekend meeting in Washington.

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