• Copper scrap discounts slip as purchases rise May 22, 2014

    The spread on No. 1 copper scrap narrowed this week due to more aggressive buying from mills, with end market demand improving heading into summer.

  • Hayes selling scrapyards under Ch. 11 May 22, 2014

    Hayes Iron & Metal Inc. has found buyers for two scrapyards and is preparing to sell a third facility as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Memorial Day holiday notice May 22, 2014

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, May 27. The New York Mercantile Exchange and the London Metal Exchange are also closed.

  • China’s ferrous scrap imports dip May 22, 2014

    China’s ferrous scrap imports declined 8.4 percent to 227,101 tonnes in April from 248,018 tonnes the previous month and were down 59.4 percent from a year earlier, according to Chinese customs data released May 22.

  • Scrap battery demand boosts prices May 22, 2014

    Battery manufacturers restocking inventories for the summer have provided strong demand for recycled batteries, pushing prices higher over the past month.

  • Texas recycler plans to relocate May 21, 2014

    A Garland, Texas, metal recycler is preparing to move to a larger location to accommodate its growth.

  • S. Africa’s clampdown on exports sparks anger May 20, 2014

    South Africa’s latest effort to control scrap exports could trigger a spike in demand for U.S. ferrous scrap, send U.S. prices higher and impact American steel producers, while South African mills benefit from a protectionist measure, according to containerized scrap traders.

  • Secondary aluminum prices tick up in step with demand May 20, 2014

    Some secondary aluminum scrap prices rose slightly May 20 amid improved demand.

  • Lawsuit emerges from Roth Steel bankruptcy May 20, 2014

    Roth Steel Corp.’s bankruptcy filing has spawned a lawsuit by a family member who claims she is owed $5.5 million.

  • Stainless scrap fluctuates as market eyes LME May 20, 2014

    Stainless scrap prices continue to fluctuate due to volatile London Metal Exchange nickel tags, with scrap market participants noting a lull in activity at the start of the week as suppliers waited for nickel to return to the 27-month highs seen last week.

  • Two accused of scrapping post office carts May 20, 2014

    A Maryland grand jury has indicted two men on theft and conspiracy charges for allegedly stealing $2.2 million worth of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service and selling them for scrap.

  • WMR buys Sims’ Utah facilities May 19, 2014

    Sims Metal Management Ltd. is exiting the Utah market, selling its two facilities to a David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ) subsidiary.

  • W. Coast bulk scrap export tags poised to fall May 19, 2014

    West Coast bulk ferrous scrap export prices are under pressure after bid and offer price ranges dropped in line with fading demand.

  • Metals theft claims fall for third year in row May 19, 2014

    Metals thefts might be on the decline in the United States, aided by recent state legislation aimed at cracking down on such thefts, according to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

  • AIM idles Montreal auto shredder May 19, 2014

    American Iron & Metal Co. Inc. (AIM) has temporarily idled one of its four Canadian auto shredders and laid off some workers due to production consolidation amid currently poor market conditions.

  • Harsh winter sends Aleris into red in qtr. May 16, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. fell into the red in the first quarter due to severe winter weather conditions, a volatile Midwest premium and a weaker U.S. dollar.

  • Aluminum scrap tags mixed on weak exports May 16, 2014

    Secondary aluminum scrap prices were mixed this past week as export demand in particular was said to be tepid.

  • Vermont recycler seeking to relocate May 16, 2014

    A Vermont recycler is planning to relocate one of its yards within the same town to help improve its operations.

  • Grimmel forced to leave scrap facility at NH port May 16, 2014

    Grimmel Industries LLC must vacate its Portsmouth, N.H., port facility by the end of this year after port officials voted unanimously not to renew the recycler’s lease and operating agreement.

  • Nonferrous scrap exports disappoint again May 16, 2014

    Nonferrous scrap exports in March continued their disappointing start to the year, according to the latest U.S. Commerce Department data.

  • Cronimet files suit vs. Keywell Metals May 15, 2014

    Cronimet Corp. and two former employees of bankrupt specialty steel scrap processor Keywell LLC are suing Keywell Metals LLC—the new company formed in the wake of the company’s bankruptcy—to halt enforcement of noncompete agreements that prevent the two men from working for Cronimet.

  • Some copper scrap spreads tick up May 15, 2014

    Spreads on some grades of copper scrap widened slightly this week as the terminal market experienced an upswing, market participants said.

  • Turkey, India scrap tags steady, Far East weak May 15, 2014

    U.S. ferrous scrap export markets recorded a mixed week as bulk shipment tags to Turkey and containerized scrap prices to India held steady while demand from Far East Asia dropped to send West Coast export prices lower.

  • Weather, soft margins add to Metalico loss May 15, 2014

    Metalico Inc. fell deeper into the red in the first quarter due in part to harsh weather and disappointing margins.

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