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  • No environmental damage from Chesapeake Pa. blaze Feb 28, 2011

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection continues to investigate the cause of a fire at a Chesapeake Energy Corp. natural gas drilling site in Washington County, Pa.

  • Blast injures three workers at Chesapeake gas well site Feb 24, 2011

    Three workers were injured in a fire at a Chesapeake Energy Corp. natural gas well site in western Pennsylvania.

  • AISI supports Obama manufacturing goal Feb 24, 2011

    President Obama has focused on the need to strengthen American manufacturing to help the country regain its footing as a global economic power, and the American Iron and Steel Institute said its members are poised to play a key role in helping the United States restore its manufacturing base.

  • Holiday Notice Feb 21, 2011

    AMM’s offices are closed Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of Presidents’ Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, Feb. 22. The New York Mercantile Exchange is also closed Monday. The London Metal Exchange is open, and AMM will publish the LME’s Feb. 21 prices in the Feb. 23 issue.

  • Holiday notice Feb 17, 2011

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of Presidents Day and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, Feb. 22. The New York Mercantile Exchange also will be closed Monday. The London Metal Exchange will be open, and AMM will publish the LME’s Feb. 21 prices in the Feb. 23 issue.

  • Cliffs' net income surpasses record $1-billion mark in 2010 Feb 17, 2011

    Increased volumes, higher selling prices and a resurgence in steelmaking raw materials helped Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. hit a new milestone as the company earned more than $1 billion in 2010.

  • RathGibson looks to beef up ties in Latin America market Feb 17, 2011

    RathGibson LLC is in discussions with distributors in South America aimed at boosting business the region, the company said this week.

  • Primary metals production falters slightly in January Feb 16, 2011

    Capacity utilization by U.S. primary metals producers averaged 71.5 percent in January, down from 72.2 percent the previous month, according to the Federal Reserve Board.

  • Ontario toll processor sees revival under new owners Feb 16, 2011

    Canadian toll processor Precision Metal Processing 2005 Inc., now known as Superior Metal Processing, has doubled its order book in the past five weeks under new ownership, the company’s plant manager said Wednesday.

  • Non-residential construction up Canam Feb 15, 2011

    Increased bookings and requests for project quotes suggest non-residential construction activity might finally be showing signs of life, Canam Group Inc.’s top executive said.

  • January import, export prices sizzle Feb 15, 2011

    Despite setting records for inclement weather—blizzards, ice storms and below-zero temperatures—January proved to be a hot month for metal import and export pricing, according to the latest U.S. government price indices, with copper leading the way in terms of percentage gains.

  • Metalformers’ outlook brighter as manufacturing sector improves Feb 15, 2011

    Metal roll-formers, stampers, machinists and fabricators have seen demand for their products improve, but they remain worried about rising raw material costs.

  • Melting Pot Feb 11, 2011

    A golden gift

  • Melting Pot Feb 04, 2011

    Ham-handed?

  • Metals industry shipments fall in December Feb 04, 2011

    The value of metals industry shipments logged across-the-board declines in December compared with the previous month, according to the latest Census Bureau data.

  • Metal firms hiring, jobless rate falls Feb 04, 2011

    The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in January, down 0.4 point from the previous month, although nonfarm payroll employment added just 36,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

  • Metals industry shipments fall in December Feb 04, 2011

    The value of metals industry shipments logged across-the-board declines in December compared with the previous month, according to the latest Census Bureau data.

  • Metal firms hiring, jobless rate falls Feb 04, 2011

    The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in January, down 0.4 point from the previous month, although nonfarm payroll employment added just 36,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

  • Steel mills dig out from winter storm Feb 03, 2011

    Metal companies continued to dig their way out from under record snowfalls Thursday as operations slowly returned to normal following a blizzard that swept across large portions of the United States on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Ex-Mo. governor tapped to lead ‘Big 3’ lobby group Feb 03, 2011

    Former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has been appointed president of the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), a lobbying organization representing Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co.

  • PMI nears seven-year high on strong orders, production Feb 01, 2011

    Manufacturing activity expanded in January for the 18th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), with the purchasing managers index (PMI) climbing 2.3 points to 60.8 percent, its highest level since May 2004.

  • Purchasing managers bullish on 2011 Jan 31, 2011

    If purchasing managers in New York and Chicago are a bellwether, then the outlook is bright for economic conditions and manufacturing activity in 2011.

  • Purchasing managers bullish on ’11 Jan 31, 2011

    If purchasing managers in New York and Chicago are a bellwether, then the outlook is bright for economic conditions and manufacturing activity in 2011.

  • Auto supply chain is 'fragile,' industry economist says Jan 31, 2011

    The automotive supply chain “is a fragile system” that largely depends on global sourcing, a situation underscored by recent Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC assembly line shutdowns, a leading industry economist said.

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