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  • Melting Pot Sep 25, 2009

  • Construction industry still struggling Sep 24, 2009

    Another stall in the recovery of the construction industry was recorded last month in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI), which dropped to its lowest level since June.

  • CN Railway mitigation deal with Ill. town marks its 19th Sep 24, 2009

    Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Railway) has signed an agreement with a town outside Chicago to address environmental concerns related to its acquisition of the former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Co. (EJ&E).

  • Highway spending bill extension OK’d Sep 24, 2009

    A three-month extension of the current highway bill spending plan was passed Wednesday night by more than the required two-thirds majority of the House (335-85), one week before the current $286-billion spending plan expires.

  • Bay Bridge steel woes near resolution, but still behind schedule Sep 24, 2009

    Weld problems on steel fabricated in China for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being resolved, although the overall retrofit project remains behind schedule.

  • Tenneco to shut Nebraska ride-control plant by late 2010 Sep 23, 2009

    Tenneco Inc., which makes emission- and ride-control equipment for motor vehicles, is planning to close its ride-control plant in Cozad, Neb., by the fourth quarter of 2010 while it restructures its operations globally.

  • AISI calls on USTR for ‘decisive action’ vs. China trade violations Sep 22, 2009

    The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), speaking on behalf of its member steel companies, is calling for “decisive action” against China on the part of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

  • Steep defense industrial erosion seen Sep 22, 2009

    An extensive study of the U.S. defense industrial base shows sharp erosion in 13 vital sectors since 2001, including machine tools, metal heat treating, forging and stamping, special tool and die, battery production and others.

  • Metals eyes Defense spending windfall Sep 21, 2009

    Metals and related companies stand to receive a significant boost from the $636-billion Defense appropriations bill that has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and now goes to the full Senate for final approval.

  • Melting Pot Sep 18, 2009

  • Auto supplier AAM amends credit facilities, secures new GM deal Sep 17, 2009

    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) has reached amended term loan and revolving credit facilities with its lenders, along with a new commercial agreement with its largest customer, General Motors Co.

  • Metal production, capacity rates rise again in August Sep 17, 2009

    The primary metal industry’s rate of industrial output in August increased a modest 0.9 percent month over month compared with a 10.3-percent jump in July, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s report on industrial production and capacity utilization.

  • Metals production, capacity rates rise again in August Sep 17, 2009

    The primary metal industry’s rate of industrial output in August increased a modest 0.9 percent month over month compared with a 10.3-percent jump in July, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s report on industrial production and capacity utilization.

  • Revised labor bill said ‘pounded out’ Sep 16, 2009

    Sen. Arlen Specter (D., Pa.) has sat down “for hours” with a half dozen senators led by Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) “and we have pounded out” a compromise of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) “that will meet labor’s objectives,” he told the annual meeting of the AFL-CIO.

  • Senator says compromise labor bill ‘pounded out’ Sep 16, 2009

    Sen. Arlen Specter (D., Pa.) has sat down “for hours” with a half dozen senators led by Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) “and we have pounded out” a compromise of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) “that will meet labor’s objectives,” he told the annual meeting of the AFL-CIO.

  • Most metal products log August price gains Sep 16, 2009

    Steel, aluminum and copper producer price indices, along with iron and steel scrap, aluminum scrap and copper scrap indices, all rose during August compared with the previous month, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

  • Titanium bucks trend as most metal products log August PPI gains Sep 15, 2009

    Steel, aluminum and copper price indices, along with iron and steel scrap, copper and aluminum scrap indices, all rose during August compared with July, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Indexes (PPI) report released Tuesday.

  • NY manufacturers see improving business conditions in September: survey Sep 15, 2009

    Business conditions for New York manufacturers continued to improve for a second straight month in September, according to the Empire State Manufacturing Survey, conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • Residents file pollution lawsuit vs. SunCoke unit Sep 15, 2009

    Four private citizens have filed a lawsuit against Haverhill North Coke Co. of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, and its parent company, SunCoke Energy Inc., claiming that emissions from the Haverhill plant are in violation of the federal Clean Air Act.

  • Correction: Obama asked to set trade precedent Sep 14, 2009

    Due to an editing error, a story in the Sept. 14 issue entitled “Obama asked to set trade precedent” incorrectly cited data from analyst Michelle Applebaum on Chinese steel shipments. It should have stated that China exported a total of 2.08 million tonnes of steel in August to all destinations, not just to the United States.

  • Melting Pot Sep 11, 2009

  • Obama asked to set trade precedent Sep 11, 2009

    The Congressional Steel Caucus is asking President Obama to set a precedent for trade law enforcement by accepting the U.S. International Trade Commission’s recommendation of a Section 421 safeguard action against Chinese shipments of tires.

  • Metals hauler files Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sep 10, 2009

    ADS Logistics LLC, a provider of integrated transportation, distribution and logistics services for the metals industry, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • Visclosky, others seek extension of anti-dumping orders against three nations Sep 09, 2009

    Several domestic manufacturers and interested parties testified Wednesday in favor of extending anti-dumping orders on cut-to-length steel plate from China, Russia and the Ukraine.

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