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  • MELTING POT Off the straight and narrow path Nov 21, 2008

    Too bad the team that constructed Timken Co.’s new small bar mill in Canton, Ohio, didn’t include famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • Forging press breaks down at Wyman-Gordon facility Nov 21, 2008

    A 29,000-ton forging press at Precision Castparts Corp.’s Wyman-Gordon facility in Houston, used primarily to manufacture aircraft engine components, failed Thursday.

  • Murphy new Steel Caucus vice chair Nov 20, 2008

    Congressman Tim Murphy (R., Pa.) has been named vice chairman of the Steel Caucus executive committee for the 111th Congress, replacing Rep. Phil English (R., Pa.), who was unseated by Kathy Dahlkemper in the general election.

  • Another US axle deal reached Nov 20, 2008

    General Dynamics Corp., a Falls Church, Va.-based equipment supplier, has signed an agreement to acquire AxleTech International, which makes axles and other components for military vehicles, commercial specialty trucks and off-highway machines used in construction, material handling, forestry, mining and farming.

  • Steel distributor calls in contract mediator Nov 20, 2008

    Concord Steel Inc., Warren, Ohio, has a Dec. 2 date with a federal mediator to try to reach a new four-year bargaining agreement with 100 workers who belong to United Steelworkers union Local 2234.

  • Five Great Lakes vessels laid up Nov 20, 2008

    Five of 63 vessels from the U.S.-flagged Great Lakes fleet are already laid up for the year because of production cuts at steel mills, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

  • Chrysler, German partner to produce axles Nov 19, 2008

    In a bit of good news for automotive suppliers, Chrysler LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG have formed a new axle manufacturing alliance, the two companies said Tuesday.

  • Morici opposes federal bailout of auto industry Nov 19, 2008

    Peter Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland and an analyst well-known in the steel industry, grabbed the national spotlight Tuesday as the only witness opposing the bailout of the Big Three automakers at a high-profile hearing before the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Morici opposes federal bailout of auto industry Nov 19, 2008

    Peter Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland and an analyst well-known in the steel industry, grabbed the national spotlight Tuesday as the only witness opposing the bailout of the Big Three automakers at a high-profile hearing before the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Industrial production posts slight turnaround in October Nov 19, 2008

    Industrial production rebounded in October, rising 1.3 percent, after falling a revised 3.7 percent in September, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board reported Monday.

  • Economic stimulus plan should help ports Mackie Nov 19, 2008

    The need for maintenance dredging in America’s 269 commercial ports has been discussed by Congress and the Bush administration as part of a $150-billion stimulus plan for the U.S. economy, according to an executive of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp.

  • Economic stimulus plan should help ports Mackie Nov 19, 2008

    The need for maintenance dredging in America’s 269 commercial ports has been discussed by Congress and the Bush administration as part of a $150-billion stimulus plan for the U.S. economy, according to an executive of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp.

  • Housing starts slide 4.5% in Oct. as crisis continues Nov 19, 2008

    As home builders look for market stability, October’s housing starts in the United States dropped 4.5 percent from September and 38 percent from the same month last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Auto-sheet blanker Shiloh cuts 20 jobs on low orders Nov 18, 2008

    Shiloh Industries Inc., a Valley City, Ohio-based manufacturer of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive and heavy truck industries, laid off 20 employees Friday, according to local news reports.

  • Auto-sheet blanker Shiloh cuts 20 jobs on low orders Nov 18, 2008

    Shiloh Industries Inc., a Valley City, Ohio-based manufacturer of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive and heavy truck industries, laid off 20 employees Friday, according to local news reports.

  • Brazilian trader shoots himself Nov 18, 2008

    A trader shot himself on the floor of derivatives market BM&F in São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday afternoon, yet the trading floor and electronic trading remained open.

  • US producers’ steel, scrap prices take fall in October Nov 18, 2008

    The Producer Price Index (PPI) for finished goods fell 2.8 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), following declines of 0.4 percent in September and 0.9 percent in August.

  • Metalformers take on darker business view PMA survey Nov 18, 2008

    Metalforming companies in the United States and Canada expect further deterioration in business conditions during the next three months, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) said Tuesday in its latest Business Conditions Report.

  • Brazilian trader shoots himself on floor of BM&F Nov 18, 2008

    A trader shot himself on the floor of derivatives market BM&F in São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday afternoon, yet the trading floor and electronic trading remained open.

  • ArvinMeritor trims annual loss to $101M Nov 18, 2008

    ArvinMeritor Inc.’s net loss narrowed to $101 million in its fiscal year ended Sept. 28 from $219 million the previous year.

  • US producers’ steel, scrap prices take fall in October Nov 18, 2008

    The Producer Price Index (PPI) for finished goods fell 2.8 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), following declines of 0.4 percent in September and 0.9 percent in August.

  • BPA’s aluminum power deals stir more debate Nov 17, 2008

    The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposal to provide nearly $100 million in annual power subsidies to the aluminum industry has stirred up another round of debate in the Pacific Northwest.

  • StatoilHydro slates $3.38B for Chesapeake gas project Nov 17, 2008

    A Norwegian company is investing up to $3.38 billion in unconventional natural gas exploration opportunities.

  • Supreme Court to hear Harman appeal Nov 17, 2008

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Harman Mining Corp. and decide whether a West Virginia state Supreme Court justice should have dismissed himself from hearing the case against Massey Energy Co., Richmond, Va.

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