• Stainless scrap prices follow LME nickel higher Apr 15, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices have continued to rise on the strength of London Metal Exchange nickel prices, with market participants noting strong demand for material but bemoaning tightening margins and potentially steeper discounts.

  • EMR takes over Sims' Conn. deep-sea facility Apr 15, 2014

    Eastern Metal Recycling Terminals LLC, a subsidiary of U.K. recycler European Metal Recycling Ltd., has taken over a deep-sea facility previously operated by Sims Metal Management Ltd. in New Haven, Conn.

  • Aleris considers selling its recycling unit Apr 14, 2014

    Aleris Corp. is "exploring the options" of selling its recycling and custom alloy manufacturing unit, according to a source familiar with the matter.

  • US ferrous scrap export volumes slide Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. ferrous scrap export volumes dropped by 38.8 percent to 2.09 million tonnes in the first two months of this year due to continued weakening demand from China, India, Taiwan and Turkey.

  • Calif. recycler told to end UBC program Apr 14, 2014

    A California recycling company has been ordered to cease its used beverage container (UBC) refund program on May 31, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) said April 14.

  • US bulk ferrous scrap export prices inch up Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. bulk ferrous scrap export prices inched up around 1 percent this past week as lower freight rates for East Coast and Gulf Coast shippers helped negate a small drop in delivered prices.

  • Toyota Tsusho to buy major stake in Scholz Apr 14, 2014

    Toyota Tsusho Corp. will become a major investor in Scholz AG as part of its strategy to expand its recycling footprint.

  • Ohio scrapyard operations not affected by ‘brush fire’ Apr 11, 2014

    Midwest Steel & Alloy Inc.’s Youngstown, Ohio, facility suffered a fire April 10, but no operations were interrupted, a company spokesman told AMM.

  • Nickel prices tied to Indonesia’s ban Apr 11, 2014

    Rising nickel prices continue to pose new challenges for end-users and stainless steel scrap companies, according to panelists at ISRI’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

  • Yards on lookout for lost radioactive material Apr 11, 2014

    A cabinet containing radioactive scrap might have been accidentally picked up for recycling, according to the Canadian research and teaching hospital that lost the material.

  • Scrap industry helped stop metal theft amendment: ISRI Apr 11, 2014

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has credited pressure from the scrap industry for Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s decision to withdraw her metal theft amendment to a manufacturing bill.

  • Tickets here to tour the $500B scrap industry Apr 11, 2014

    If you ever have trouble making a family member or friend understand the complexities of the global recycling industry, you might want to consider handing them a copy of Junkyard Planet.

  • Tweeting trash: Cyber exchange between two scrap junkies Apr 11, 2014

    Will you cover the impact of political turmoil in Turkey on the ferrous scrap market in the United States?

  • Scrap could face fight of lifetime: ISRI Apr 11, 2014

    The Environmental Protection Agency and Congress are unable to understand the "difference between waste disposal and recycling," Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries chairman-elect Doug Kramer said during the closing general session of ISRI’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

  • Manufacturing Council meeting planned Apr 11, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Council will meet April 29 to consider proposed recommendations for work force development best practices; strategies to address misconceptions of manufacturing careers; innovation, research and development in manufacturing; and manufacturing energy policy.

  • Hillary Clinton ducks shoe during ISRI speech Apr 10, 2014

    A woman was taken into custody after reportedly throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ annual convention in Las Vegas, according to media reports.

  • ELG Metals senior trader Goodman to retire Apr 10, 2014

    Al Goodman, senior trader at ELG Metals Inc., is retiring from the company effective May 2.

  • Copper scrap discounts flat amid muted trading Apr 10, 2014

    Copper scrap prices remained flat this past week, with trading activity muted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ annual convention in Las Vegas and reports of dealers holding inventory.

  • Jupiter calls for alternate price model Apr 10, 2014

    Jupiter Aluminum Corp. blasted current pricing models based on the London Metal Exchange and Midwest premium, claiming they no longer reflect supply and demand fundamentals.

  • Minn. recycler looks to grow nonferrous site Apr 10, 2014

    Alliance Steel Service Co. will start construction on a 15,000-square-foot addition to its Minneapolis nonferrous recycling facility within the next several weeks after receiving approval from the city planning commission.

  • Texas recycler facing OSHA fines Apr 10, 2014

    Jarvis Metals Recycling Inc. is facing $64,400 in fines after workers allegedly were exposed to unguarded machinery and electrical, noise, chemical and fall hazards at the company’s facility in Lubbock, Texas.

  • Okla. governor signs law to bolster scrap enforcement Apr 10, 2014

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed off on scrap legislation that strengthens current laws by giving the state the ability to crack down on recyclers who are not in compliance.

  • Exide smelter to stay idle until air rules met Apr 10, 2014

    Exide Technologies Ltd. was dealt a double blow after a California court and regulatory agency both ruled that it cannot resume operations at its Vernon, Calif., lead smelting facility until it gains compliance with new air rules.

  • Novelis ‘evercan’ hops into market with Red Hare beer Apr 10, 2014

    Red Hare Brewing Co. plans to package its namesake craft beer exclusively in Novelis Inc.’s "evercan," a high-recycled-content aluminum sheet product for the beverage can market.

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