Scrap

  • Copper wire thefts driving change at utilities Sep 08, 2014

    Ontario’s Hydro One Inc. plans to replace copper wire in its power substations with a steel-copper combination in an effort to deter copper wire thefts.

  • Neenah Foundry seeking new scrap buyer Sep 08, 2014

    Neenah Enterprises Inc. is seeking a new scrap buyer following the departure of Jurgen Zirnstein, vice president of procurement.

  • Examiner named in Worley Ch. 11 proceedings Sep 08, 2014

    An independent examiner has been appointed in Worley Brothers Scrap Iron & Metal Inc.’s bankruptcy proceeding despite the company’s objection.

  • Florida e-cycler files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy Sep 08, 2014

    An electronics recycler placed in receivership after allegedly defaulting on millions of dollars in loans has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • Comanche Iron files for Ch. 7 liquidation Sep 08, 2014

    Comanche Iron & Metal Inc. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in northern Texas.

  • Midwest scrap trends sideways on soft demand Sep 05, 2014

    Midwest ferrous scrap markets have settled at prices mostly unchanged from August after mill resistance to higher offers unraveled weaker fundamentals for scrap.

  • OSHA fines Behr following worker death Sep 05, 2014

    Behr Iron & Steel Inc. has been fined $497,000 by the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following the death of a worker at its recycling facility in South Beloit, Ill., in March.

  • Container scrap export prices to Asia steady Sep 05, 2014

    Exports of containerized ferrous scrap to Asia saw modest trading activity this past week as buyers and sellers began a slow retreat to gauge the market’s next direction.

  • Scrap prices set to trend sideways in Sept. Sep 04, 2014

    Mill buyers in several U.S. regions have succeeded in securing scrap at prices well below supplier expectations prior to trading.

  • Copper scrap price spreads widen Sep 04, 2014

    Most copper scrap grades saw price spreads widen slightly Sept. 3 despite a drop in terminal market tags, according to market participants.

  • Schnitzer seeks to overturn NH scrap ordinance Sep 04, 2014

    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has remanded a metals recycler’s lawsuit aimed at overturning a local scrap ordinance back to a trial court.

  • China urged to adjust scrap policies Sep 04, 2014

    U.S. trade associations reached out to Chinese steel and scrap companies in a bid to encourage the world’s largest steel-producing nation to align its policies and practices with global standards.

  • ScrapSource inks multiyear deal Sep 04, 2014

    ScrapSource LLC has secured a management contract with a roof gutter company that is expected to add up to 3 million pounds of primary aluminum scrap per year to the company’s marketing arsenal.

  • Ferrous scrap pricing sentiment loses steam Sep 03, 2014

    Market sentiment on monthly ferrous scrap prices appears to have lost some momentum as several steel mills have opted to fight dealers pushing for price hikes.

  • Stainless scrap prices tread water amid lower demand Sep 03, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices were largely flat this week, with market participants continuing to see an ample supply of available material due to weakening consumer demand.

  • Chinese scrap diversification said key Sep 03, 2014

    An oversupplied Chinese ferrous scrap market will force suppliers to seek other markets and diversification, which is necessary for the industry to improve its competitiveness, according to a senior executive at Fengli Group Co. Ltd.

  • US bulk ferrous scrap export prices pressured Sep 02, 2014

    West Coast bulk ferrous scrap export prices have eased marginally as the market enters uncertain territory amid strong scrap inventory positions by South Korean steel mills.

  • Recycler building auto shredder residue plant Sep 02, 2014

    Andersen’s Sales & Salvage Inc. is constructing a new automotive shredder residue (ASR) nonferrous metals processing plant in Colorado that will utilize a new separation technology patented by the company.

  • SMS acquires Indiana auto shredder Sep 02, 2014

    Scrap Metal Services LLC (SMS) has purchased the auto shredding operation of 360 Degree Metal Recycling Inc. in New Carlisle, Ind., marking its third Midwest acquisition this year.

  • ERI sues Calbag for breach of contract Aug 29, 2014

    Electronic Recyclers International Inc. (ERI) is suing Calbag Metals Co. for alleged breach of contract and fraud in relation to a dispute over the value of scrap bought and resold between the two companies last year.

  • Kansas attorney presses for scrap metal bill Aug 29, 2014

    The Sedgwick County district attorney in Kansas is undaunted by failed metal theft legislation and is working to promote the reintroduction of an amended version in the next legislative session.

  • South Carolina county's scrap rule said illegal Aug 29, 2014

    Jasper County, S.C., has proposed a new scrap metals theft ordinance that one industry association is claiming is illegal.

  • Ind. recycler looking to expand Aug 29, 2014

    An Indiana auto salvage yard is nearing approval to expand its current 5.8-acre operation.

  • Scrap recycler eyes Va. facility Aug 29, 2014

    A scrap metals industry veteran is making plans to open a facility in Danville, Va.

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