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  • Upstate to enter Pittsburgh market Jan 22, 2014

    Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. is continuing its quest for growth with the acquisition of Jack’s Recycling.

  • Ferrous scrap bucks weak pricing trend Jan 22, 2014

    Iron and steel scrap went against the trend of weak metal pricing in December, according to the latest producer price index (PPI) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Auto wrecker buys second facility Jan 22, 2014

    Siegel Auto & Recycling LLC is expanding its footprint with the purchase of a second yard in Wisconsin.

  • NC yard manager charged with buying stolen AC units Jan 21, 2014

    The manager at a Foss Recycling Inc. facility in Wilson, N.C., has been charged with allegedly unlawfully buying regulated material.

  • Marchak joins recycler Columbus Scrap Jan 21, 2014

    Steel industry veteran Thomas Marchak has been named national account executive at Columbus Scrap Material Co., a Columbus, Miss.-based scrap metals recycler and processor.

  • Harris Trucking to open salvage yard Jan 21, 2014

    Harris Trucking & Construction Co. has been issued a special use permit to open a four-acre salvage yard with a four-acre storage yard in Cody, Wyo., by the Park County Board of County Commissioners.

  • Air quality agency sues Exide for $40M Jan 21, 2014

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District is asking Los Angeles Superior Court to impose up to $40 million in penalties on Exide Technologies Ltd. for numerous alleged air quality violations at its Vernon, Calif., lead smelting facility.

  • Chicago shredder hearing rescheduled for February Jan 21, 2014

    Pure Metal Recycling LLC will have to wait another month to learn if it will be granted the zoning approval needed to break ground on a new Chicago auto shredding operation.

  • US scrap export prices slide again Jan 18, 2014

    Two West Coast bulk ferrous scrap sales to South Korea have sent U.S. export prices down for the second straight week.

  • Calif. implements rules to curb UBC fraud Jan 17, 2014

    California authorities have introduced emergency regulations aimed at thwarting aluminum can recycling fraud in the state.

  • PCC taps scrap streams with SOS deal Jan 17, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp.’s (PCC’s) acquisition of titanium and aluminum scrap recycler SOS Metals Inc. is another step in an aerospace industry drive to “close the loop”.

  • Stainless scrap prices up, margins thin Jan 17, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap mill buying prices continued to rise this month, with numerous industry participants saying that tightness in available material and escalating raw material costs have driven up the market and thinned margins.

  • Texas county recyclers face five-day hold Jan 17, 2014

    Metal recyclers in Montgomery County, Texas, are facing a five-day tag-and-hold on some items after local officials passed an ordinance that aims to stop metal theft and weed out roadside scrap operations.

  • Aluminum scrap, alloy prices rise Jan 17, 2014

    Prices for most grades of secondary aluminum smelters’ scrap continued to rise in the past week, buoyed by higher exchange prices and a spike in U.S. Midwest aluminum premiums.

  • PCC buys Calif. aerospace recycler Jan 16, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) has acquired scrap recycler SOS Metals Inc., continuing its consolidation of the aerospace supply chain.

  • Matthew Parker exits Schnitzer Jan 16, 2014

    Matthew Parker, an executive at Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., has left the company, AMM has learned.

  • Nonferrous scrap exports jump 10.6% in Nov. Jan 16, 2014

    U.S. nonferrous scrap exports climbed in November from a year earlier on the back of stronger aluminum and copper scrap shipments.

  • CMC ex-worker accused of taking trade secrets Jan 16, 2014

    Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) has accused a former employee in its recycling division of copying customer lists and using them after he went to work for a competitor.

  • Missouri mulls tougher salvage law Jan 16, 2014

    Missouri state legislators are considering a bill that would require scrap operators to obtain titles or salvage certificates before acquiring vehicles.

  • US bulk scrap sale affirms bearish market Jan 15, 2014

    A bulk ferrous scrap cargo has shipped off the East Coast to Turkey at prices well below offers earlier in the week, cementing the bearish outlook that has rapidly gripped the market.

  • W. Coast scrap prices slide on Japanese cues Jan 15, 2014

    Sliding ferrous scrap prices in Japan have had a knock-on effect on West Coast containerized ferrous scrap export prices to Taiwan.

  • Upstate to acquire Capitol Scrap Metal Jan 15, 2014

    Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. is acquiring Capitol Bag & Waste Co. Inc.’s recycling facility in Albany, N.Y.

  • Stainless scrap prices contiue to rise Jan 15, 2014

    Stainless scrap prices continued to rise this week as spot market availability remained tight and nickel rallied after Indonesia’s ore export ban took effect, market players said.

  • Die casters furnish testimony to Senate Jan 15, 2014

    The North American Die Casting Association (Nadca) has submitted formal testimony to the Senate Banking subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, which is looking into the ownership of metals, particularly aluminum, by warehouses and financial institutions.

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