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  • US metal producers charge China not playing by rules Sep 06, 2007

    U.S. copper, brass and steel producers took the message that they are being forced to compete against a Chinese industry that is the recipient of lavish government subsidies to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Thursday.

  • Real wages climb 1.6 percent compared with last year NAM Sep 05, 2007

    Real wages in the United States are up by 1.6 percent from last year, an improvement for 95 million working Americans representing 82 percent of the work force, according to the National Association of Manufacturers’ annual Labor Day report.

  • Tennessee Minerals dusts itself off and tries again after deal goes bad Sep 05, 2007

    Two and a half years ago, Tennessee Minerals LLC, Pittsburgh, was on the path to making millions.

  • Aisin unit sets $67M upgrade of Tenn. plant Sep 05, 2007

    Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee Inc., a unit of Japan’s Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., is planning to spend $67 million to expand its Clinton, Tenn., facility.

  • Edgen Murray acquires Texas specialized valve distributor Sep 05, 2007

    High-performance carbon and alloy steel products distributor Edgen Murray Corp., Baton Rouge, La., has purchased specialized valve and actuation packages distributor Equipment Valve & Supply Inc., Houston.

  • US seeks to expand trade at Apec summit Sep 05, 2007

    Trade and climate change, not China, will be the main topics at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit this week in Australia, U.S. government officials said.

  • Russel raising US reach with JMS purchase Sep 04, 2007

    Metals distributor Russel Metals Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, has agreed to pay about Canadian $125 million ($119 million) for JMS Metals Services Inc., Jackson, Tenn., and related companies.

  • Dana plan for reorganization seeks $750M in investments Sep 04, 2007

    Auto parts manufacturer Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, has filed a reorganization plan incorporating up to $750 million in new investments, mainly from private equity firm Centerbridge Capital Partners LP.

  • China challenges US’ surrogate choice Aug 31, 2007

    China’s government has questioned the U.S. Commerce Department’s use of India as a surrogate for China when calculating anti-dumping duties.

  • Holiday notice Aug 31, 2007

    AMM’s U.S. offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and no issue will be published Tuesday. Prices that normally appear in Tuesday’s edition will be published Wednesday.

  • Sumitomo paying $50M to buy Ohio crankshaft manufacturer Aug 31, 2007

    Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd., Osaka, Japan, has agreed to buy crankshaft maker Norton Manufacturing Co., Fostoria, Ohio, for about $50 million.

  • TK unit acquires plastics business Aug 31, 2007

    ThyssenKrupp Services AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, said its ThyssenKrupp Röhm Kunststoffe GmbH unit has purchased a Dutch specialist in marketing, distribution and value-added processing of plastic semis and other custom-tailored plastic products.

  • Future expands in Netherlands to meet growth in aerospace Aug 31, 2007

    Aircraft-grade tubing, extrusions and rolled form shapes specialist Future Metals Inc., Tamarac, Fla., has replaced a 5,000-square-foot warehouse with a newly built 15,000-square-foot facility in Schelluinen, the Netherlands.

  • MELTING POT Just don't forget the can opener Aug 31, 2007

    A majority of consumers would prefer canned food over dry goods or fresh and frozen options in the event of a natural disaster, according to a survey sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

  • New mine safety bills cause some concern Aug 30, 2007

    A pair of mine safety bills are causing the steel industry some concern.

  • NAM urges Congress to OK trade pacts Aug 30, 2007

    The strong growth in the U.S. economy is being fueled by robust exports and is evidence that Congress should push through more free-trade agreements, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) said Thursday.

  • GM eliminating 1,000 jobs at pickup plant in Ontario Aug 30, 2007

    Union officials have confirmed that General Motors Corp. plans to lay off about 1,000 workers at the company’s pickup truck plant in Oshawa, Ontario, in response to slumping market conditions.

  • Court approves Delphi-USW pact Aug 30, 2007

    A federal bankruptcy court has approved a tentative contract negotiated earlier this month by Delphi Corp., Troy, Mich., with the United Steelworkers union that would cover workers at two Ohio plants.

  • Harbinger sells Ryerson stake following vote Aug 29, 2007

    Hedge fund investor Harbinger Capital Partners has liquidated its 9.6-percent stake in Ryerson Inc. in three days of stock sales following the rejection of its slate of board nominees at the service center company’s annual meeting.

  • Recycling rate reflects strength of US steel marketplace ISRI Aug 29, 2007

    Contrary to what is implied by a recent report on the decrease in the recycling rate (AMM, Aug. 24), domestic ferrous scrap consumption volumes increased by around 7 percent in 2006, suggesting that the world’s most recycled material continues to be recycled in record quantities.

  • Emissions stance puts Obama at odds with US steel industry Aug 28, 2007

    Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D., Ill.) said the United States must take the first step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and not rely on emerging economic powerhouses China and India to lead the way.

  • Caterpillar plans to build engines in China Aug 28, 2007

    Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., is making a major investment in China to build state-of-the-art small and medium diesel engines.

  • Trade official set to leave post, returning to the private sector Aug 27, 2007

    Karan Bhatia, deputy U.S. Trade Representative, said Monday he will leave office in October to return to the private sector.

  • ITC downplaying the impact of court ruling in Bratsk case Aug 27, 2007

    It is no secret that members of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) are not too happy with an April 2006 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the federal circuit involving silicon metal shipments to the United States from the Bratsk aluminum smelter in Russia. Now it appears that the ITC might be trying to downplay its impact.

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