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  • Wire maker Superior Essex lays second expansion plan at Ind. plant Oct 09, 2009

    Superior Essex Inc. plans to further expand its Fort Wayne, Ind., manufacturing operations, creating up to 15 new jobs by next year.

  • Holiday notice: Columbus Day Oct 08, 2009

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 12, in observance of Columbus Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, Oct. 13. Both the London Metal Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange will be open Monday, and prices will appear in the Wednesday, Oct. 14, issue.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Economic problems have been 40 years in the making Oct 08, 2009

    To the Editor: The problems with our economy started in the late 1960s, when the Japanese began exporting more of their larger-ticket items to the United States while receiving government subsidies.

  • Molten metal sensor maker to halt output at Indiana facility Oct 08, 2009

    Heraeus Electro-Nite Co. LLC, which makes sensors and samplers that measure, monitor and control molten metal processes, will halt production at its Peru, Ind., plant by year’s end, citing the low capacity utilization of the U.S. steel industry and an expectation that steel-consuming industries face a slow recovery.

  • Lobbyists’ advisory panel ban rapped Oct 07, 2009

    Metals trade associations are feeling the impact of an Obama administration decision to bar lobbyists, including some association officials, from serving on industry trade advisory committees (ITACs) to federal agencies.

  • US construction spending forecast to fall through ’11 Oct 06, 2009

    Due to the collapse in non-residential construction, and notwithstanding an expected recovery of residential building in the second half of 2009, total construction spending in the United States is expected to fall 12 percent this year and 4 percent in 2010, according to construction service analysts at IHS Global Insight.

  • Lobbyists’ ban from advisory panels rapped by industry Oct 06, 2009

    Metals trade associations are feeling the impact of an Obama administration decision to bar lobbyists, including some association officials, from serving on industry trade advisory committees (ITACs) to federal agencies.

  • White House looks to exempt Canada from ‘Buy American’ Oct 05, 2009

    The Obama administration is working to exempt Canada from “Buy American” provisions, an official at the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) office has confirmed.

  • Climate-change law could put 4M jobs at risk, report says Oct 05, 2009

    A report outlining the impact that climate-change legislation could have on the economy suggests that more than four million jobs could be at risk unless Congress includes safeguards to help manufacturers deal with stricter standards and prevent carbon leakage.

  • White House looks to exempt Canada from ‘Buy American’ Oct 05, 2009

    The Obama administration is working to exempt Canada from “Buy American” provisions, an official at the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) office has confirmed.

  • Letter to the Editor: Why not take ‘Buy American’ further? Oct 02, 2009

    To the Editor:

  • Letter to the Editor: With US operations in China 'Buy American' is a joke Oct 02, 2009

    ‘Buy American’ is a joke

  • Melting Pot Oct 02, 2009

  • Impact of climate-change regulations could be dire Oct 02, 2009

    Love it or hate it, everybody has something to say about the climate-change/cap-and-trade legislation, the latest iteration of which came out of the Senate in the past week.

  • NAM supports Senate move to help clean energy output Oct 02, 2009

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will back legislation already passed by the House calling for the creation of a $30-billion revolving loan program for small and medium-sized firms aimed at boosting domestic clean energy production.

  • Waterway shippers trying to get attention–and funds Oct 02, 2009

    Noting that the Great Lakes ports and locks, river locks and dams have been largely ignored by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), two industry spokesmen laid out the dangers faced if little or no improvement is made.

  • Politics impact infrastructure market Oct 01, 2009

    Practical challenges to the infrastructure market include the magnitude of the work that needs to be done, its complexity and—perhaps most pertinently—the political process required to get anything done, according to the leader of the Steel Market Development Institute.

  • Recession hits infrastructure spending by states: Wells Sep 30, 2009

    The recession has had a devastating impact on infrastructure spending by states, resulting in a 4-percent decrease in overall investment this year, according to Jack Wells, chief economist for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Fed economist sees GDP recovery, unemployment lingering Sep 30, 2009

    The nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth will be weak through the rest of 2009 but then move closer to its pre-recession trend next year, according to the senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

  • Vroman takes helm at aerospace parts maker Ladish as Woody retires Sep 29, 2009

    Aerospace components producer Ladish Co. has promoted Gary J. Vroman to president and chief executive officer following the retirement of Kerry L. Woody.

  • 'Free choice' labor law said unworkable Sep 29, 2009

    The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will “eviscerate what has worked for 60 years” in U.S. labor-management relations, especially with regard to the practice of good-faith bargaining, and is open to abuses “that could put employers out of business,” a labor law expert said.

  • ‘Free choice’ labor law said unworkable Sep 29, 2009

    The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will “eviscerate what has worked for 60 years” in U.S. labor-management relations, especially with regard to the practice of good-faith bargaining, and is open to abuses “that could put employers out of business,” a labor law expert said.

  • Commerce must account for duty methods applied to centrally planned economies, CIT says Sep 28, 2009

    In a decision that could have a major impact on steel trade with China, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has told the Commerce Department that it must either account for the methods used in determining countervailing duties on imports from centrally planned economies or forego their use in the future.

  • Metal orders, shipments rise at slower pace in Aug. Sep 25, 2009

    Although new orders and shipments continued to rise last month for primary metal producers and manufacturers of fabricated metal products, the pace of growth slowed compared with the gains seen in July vs. June.

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