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  • AMM Moving Metals Conference Depleted driver pipeline may bring truck shortage Dec 13, 2010

    Truck drivers “are not going to be at our beck and call anymore,” according to Steven Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Maverick USA Inc., North Little Rock, Ark., a flatbed carrier that covers every major steel-producing region east of the Mississippi River.

  • Midwest snow, wind delay steel shipments Dec 13, 2010

    Severe winter weather that dumped more than a foot of snow and brought blizzard conditions to parts of the Midwest snarled traffic and delayed shipments of steel and other products throughout the region Monday.

  • Ohio Laser opens dedicated tube, pipe cutting plant Dec 13, 2010

    Ohio Laser LLC has opened a new dedicated laser tube and pipe cutting facility that will allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMS) to “streamline” production of pipe and tube at one location.

  • Mechel building $12M coking coal processing facility in W.Va. Dec 13, 2010

    Russian mining and steel company Mechel OAO is building a $12-million processing plant for coking coal in Keystone, W.Va.

  • Chevron ordered to shut pipeline after second oil spill Dec 13, 2010

    Chevron Corp. has been ordered by U.S. pipeline safety officials to close a nearly 60-year-old oil pipeline following an oil spill in Salt Lake City in early December, the second to flow through the city in six months.

  • Greenbrier books another $135M in new railcar orders Dec 13, 2010

    Greenbrier Cos. has received orders for 2,000 new railcars valued at approximately $135 million as it continues to rebuild its backlog after a near-devastating loss of business last year from its largest customer.

  • Tenn. recyclers awaiting landfill permit Dec 13, 2010

    Two Tennessee aluminum recyclers hope to secure a permit to build a 90-acre landfill for salt cakes, despite residents’ objections last week at a public hearing.

  • Melting Pot Dec 10, 2010

    On the road again

  • Auto supplier Bosch plans expansion Dec 10, 2010

    Tier I automotive supplier Robert Bosch LLC plans to expand operations in Dorchester County, S.C., with a $125-million investment over the next five years.

  • Most import, export metals price indices log Nov. gains Dec 10, 2010

    U.S. iron and steel export price indices bucked the trend of rising commodity metals prices, with import price indices also trending higher in November vs. the previous month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

  • US iron and steel trade deficit falls 56% Dec 10, 2010

    The U.S. iron and steel mill product trade deficit fell to $148 million in October, down 56.2 percent from $338 million the previous month, putting the year-to-date deficit at $3.73 billion vs. $1.41 billion in the first 10 months of last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Friday.

  • Most import, export metals price indices log Nov. gains Dec 10, 2010

    U.S. iron and steel export price indices bucked the trend of rising commodity metals prices, with import price indices also trending higher in November vs. the previous month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

  • Grede Holdings acquires machine shop Dec 08, 2010

    Grede Holdings LLC, which operates 13 gray and ductile iron foundries and two machining facilities in six states, has acquired GTL Precision Patterns, a machining operation in Biscoe, N.C.

  • Metals processor relocates division, acquires 3 saws Dec 08, 2010

    Metals distributor and processor Pennsylvania Steel Co. Inc. has purchased a 71,000-square-foot building in Bethlehem, Pa., that will become the new home for the Bethlehem Aluminum Division, which the company acquired in 2007.

  • Alro Steel buys assets of three Anderson centers Dec 07, 2010

    Alro Steel Corp. has acquired the assets of Anderson Metals Inc.’s three metals service center facilities in York and Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; and Greensboro, N.C.

  • Kelly Pipe expands in Southeast, names Chapman region manager Dec 07, 2010

    Chapman, who has more than 30 years in the pipe industry, was vice president of pipe products for eastern North America for Newport, Calif.-based Macsteel Service Centers USA.

  • Manufacturing sheds 20,000 jobs in Nov. Dec 03, 2010

    The U.S. manufacturing sector lost 20,000 jobs during November (not seasonally adjusted), or less than 0.2 percent, compared with October, with the primary metals sector shedding 500 jobs and fabricated metal products companies shedding 1,300 employees.

  • U.S. House approves Asian carp bill Dec 02, 2010

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved by a voice vote the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act, a bill that regulates bighead Asian carp under the Lacey Act, banning importation and interstate transport of the invasive species currently threatening the Great Lakes.

  • Brian Woodbridge leaving JPMorgan amid job cuts Dec 02, 2010

    Veteran base metals trader Brian Woodbridge will leave JPMorgan Chase and Co. following frontline job cuts at the bank, sources told AMM’s sister publication, Metal Bulletin.

  • House OKs Asian carp bill; lock closure ruling awaits Dec 02, 2010

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved by a voice vote the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act.

  • General Motors pays $4B into US pension plans Dec 02, 2010

    General Motors Co. on Thursday confirmed it has made a voluntary $4-billion cash contribution to its U.S. hourly and salaried pension plans, with $2.7 billion of that going to the hourly plan and $1.3 billion to the salaried plan.

  • US manufacturing dips, but still grows 16th month in row Dec 01, 2010

    The U.S. manufacturing sector eased slightly in November but still managed to chalk up its 16th consecutive month of expansion as it leads the economy out of recession.

  • AISI asks Congress to stop EPA greenhouse gas plan Dec 01, 2010

    The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has joined with other industrial groups in urging Congress to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • Business boost in big cities, polls say Nov 30, 2010

    Purchasing managers in New York and Chicago say business conditions improved in November and project better times ahead, according to a pair of reports released Tuesday. The results could signal that the U.S. economy as a whole is speeding up heading into 2011.

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