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  • MELTING POT Sep 10, 2010

    Web war

  • Playford LBMA operations director Sep 10, 2010

    The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has appointed Stuart Playford as operations director, three months after AMM wrote that Playford was leaving Triland Metals Ltd.

  • TMK Ipsco parent in MIT alliance Sep 10, 2010

    TMK Ipsco’s parent company has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), becoming a member of the school’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).

  • Samson donates $10M for research Sep 10, 2010

    Eric Samson, an executive director of Macsteel International, which owns Macsteel Service Centers USA, has donated $10 million to the Cleveland Clinic to establish a global leadership academy for health care executives.

  • Smelting expert Yazawa dies at 84 Sep 10, 2010

    Akira Yazawa, an expert in nonferrous and copper smelting, died at his home in Japan at the age of 84.

  • Stubbs takes new role as Sapa chief exec Sep 10, 2010

    Norwegian aluminum company Sapa AB has named Timothy Stubbs as its president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

  • US trade deficit declines 14 percent in July Sep 09, 2010

    U.S. exports of goods and services totaled $153.3 billion in July vs. imports of $196.1 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of $42.8 billion, down 14 percent from a $49.8-billion trade deficit the previous month.

  • Melting Pot Sep 03, 2010

  • Shiloh Industries amends credit agreement Sep 03, 2010

    Automotive steel blank producer Shiloh Industries Inc. has amended its credit agreement for the fifth time in order to adjust the effective interest rate and remove certain requirements.

  • Holiday Notice Sep 03, 2010

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and no issue will be published Sept. 7. London Metal Exchange prices that normally appear in Tuesday’s edition will be published Wednesday, Sept. 8.

  • Metal producers add jobs, fabricators lose Sep 03, 2010

    The primary metals industry gained 700 jobs in August vs. the previous month and has added 20,500 jobs since August 2009, a 5.8-percent increase year on year, according to data issued Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics .

  • Calif. steel distribution exec Robert Borrmann said killed in plane crash Sep 03, 2010

    Robert E. “Bob” Borrmann, founder and president of Borrmann Steel Co., East Palo Alto, Calif., died Thursday in an airplane that crashed 30 seconds after takeoff from San Carlos Airport en route to San Martin, local media reported.

  • Former GM chief tapped to head SunCoke Sep 03, 2010

    Sunoco Inc. has turned to a former automotive executive to head its SunCoke Energy Inc. unit.

  • Metals producers add jobs, but fabricators see layoffs Sep 03, 2010

    The primary metals industry gained 700 jobs in August vs. the previous month and has added 20,500 jobs since August 2009, a 5.8-percent increase year on year, according to data issued Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics .

  • Labrador Iron Mines clears mine project access hurdle Sep 03, 2010

    Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd. (LIM) has resolved an issue involving access to its iron ore mining project from the town of Schefferville, Quebec.

  • Mining exec named to head Canadian Seaway Sep 02, 2010

    Terence F. Bowles has been named president and chief executive officer of St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp., the Canadian agency that jointly manages the waterway system with U.S. authorities.

  • US automotive sales off in August, but rise year to date Sep 02, 2010

    Automotive sales by the top seven brands sold in the United States fell 4.3 percent in August as automakers said they expected somewhat disappointing month-on-month numbers, although year-to-date sales continued to rise.

  • Whirlpool to build $120M factory in Tenn. Sep 02, 2010

    Whirlpool Corp. plans to build a $120-million, 1-million-square-foot manufacturing facility for built-in, premium cooking products in Cleveland, Tenn.

  • Manufacturing PMI registers 0.8% gain in August Sep 01, 2010

    The national purchasing managers index (PMI) increased 0.8 percent in August, a small bright spot amid dismal jobs-related data that dimmed the second-half outlook for some economists.

  • China slowdown seen hitting global commodity markets Sep 01, 2010

    International commodity markets are being affected by a combination of near-term slowdown in China and lackluster industrial production in the United States and other developed countries, mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global Inc. said.

  • Auto suppliers SMW, Magna set expansions Aug 30, 2010

    SMW Automotive Corp., a Tier I supplier of automotive chassis, suspension parts and subassemblies, this autumn expects to open a $26-million, 131,000-square-foot plant in Shelbyville, Tenn., to meet contract awards from carmakers for 2011 and 2012.

  • Boeing says Dreamliner program on track despite latest delay Aug 27, 2010

    The Boeing 787 Dreamliner program’s latest delay is unlikely to result in further stretchouts for the program’s supply chain, according to Boeing Co. and some of the plane’s suppliers.

  • Tonawanda Coke cited for alleged cyanide violations Aug 27, 2010

    Tonawanda Coke Corp. has been cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly excessive levels of cyanide in the company’s wastewater and has been told to comply with the federal Clean Water Act.

  • MELTING POT Aug 27, 2010

    Scrap showdown

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