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  • Analyze this: fighting low-quality scrap Jun 16, 2014

    Daniel Pflaum, president of Dayton, Ky.-based Gamma-Tech, continues to lament the industry’s use of visual inspection for scrap. In this conversation with AMM, he details his push for wider adoption of the belt analyzer and what changes his company could bring to the industry.

  • Ecuador a key destination for shredded scrap Jun 16, 2014

    Ecuador emerged as the top trade destination for U.S. shredded scrap shipped from San Francisco in April as weak demand from South Korea forced exporters to identify new homes for material.

  • ISA lands $3M investment, $17.8M credit line Jun 16, 2014

    Industrial Services of America Inc. (ISA) has received a $3-million investment from Recycling Capital Partners LLC (RCP), as well as a $17.8-million credit facility from Wells Fargo Bank NA.

  • Funding source clouds Calif. aluminum project Jun 16, 2014

    The source of funding for a proposed $1.5-billion secondary aluminum manufacturing facility in Barstow, Calif., is being disputed by the project’s developer.

  • Cobra names regional manager Jun 16, 2014

    Cobra Trading LLC has appointed Abby Frank its Southeast regional trading manager as the company continues to expand.

  • Aluminum sheet faces scrap segregation test Jun 13, 2014

    The steady climb of aluminum sheet used in light vehicle bodies could send certain aluminum scrap prices soaring next year before increased sheet production drives more scrap into the recycling stream, according to market participants.

  • Baker earns ISRI award for scrap contribution Jun 13, 2014

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI’s) Gulf Coast Chapter has named Thomas Baker the winner of its annual Israel Proler Award, which recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to the scrap recycling industry.

  • Shredded scrap tags to India off again Jun 13, 2014

    Prices for U.S. containerized shredded scrap exported to India slipped for a second consecutive week as demand continued to drop.

  • China drives fall in April nonferrous scrap exports Jun 12, 2014

    Nonferrous scrap exports declined in April as weak demand from China hit volumes.

  • Copper tubing maker sued for dumping waste Jun 12, 2014

    A copper flow products manufacturer is being sued for allegedly releasing harmful chemicals and toxins into the environment at its recycling and smelting facility in southern Illinois.

  • Container scrap tags to Asia rise with demand Jun 12, 2014

    Ferrous scrap export prices to several Asian countries have strengthened this week as demand from mill buyers improved.

  • Conn. law aims to curb municipal metals theft Jun 11, 2014

    Connecticut has passed new metals theft legislation meant to combat the unauthorized sale of municipal property to scrap recyclers in the state.

  • Bulk export mart’s path hazy as Turks sink tags Jun 11, 2014

    U.S. bulk ferrous scrap export prices to Turkey slipped this week after a sale was booked to the world’s largest importer of the steelmaking raw material, although some traders expressed uncertainty about what the deal means for the market.

  • US ferrous scrap exports rise in April Jun 11, 2014

    U.S. ferrous scrap exports rose in April after logging three consecutive months of year-on-year declines, driven by demand from Turkey.

  • Lincoln Recycling sued for alleged stolen scrap buys Jun 10, 2014

    Erie Specialty Products Inc. has filed a civil lawsuit against Lincoln Recycling Inc. for allegedly accepting stolen scrap brass parts.

  • Late trades help buoy Midwest scrap prices Jun 10, 2014

    Shredded scrap prices in the Midwest posted a modest recovery in late trading as demand stayed strong for June’s weakest scrap grade.

  • Stainless scrap slides amid LME nickel volatility Jun 10, 2014

    Stainless scrap prices slipped this week due to lower nickel tags on the London Metal Exchange, although industry participants noted a calmer market after wild swings on the exchange in recent weeks.

  • BlueOak’s e-waste plant to begin output in ’15 Jun 10, 2014

    BlueOak Resources Inc. expects to begin production at its $35-million electronics-waste recycling facility in Osceola, Ark., by the end of 2015, with an initial processing capacity of 15 million pounds annually.

  • Ark. e-waste plant due to break ground Jun 09, 2014

    BlueOak Resources Inc. plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony June 10 for a $35-million electronics-waste recycling facility in Osceola, Ark., according to a company executive.

  • India shredded scrap prices slip as demand falls Jun 09, 2014

    Prices for containerized shredded scrap exported to India softened over the past week amid fading demand.

  • Effort to lift beam tags defused by shred’s fall Jun 09, 2014

    Softening scrap tags are defusing any effort to raise beam prices, despite what appears to be improving activity in nonresidential construction, according to most buyer sources.

  • Global scrap use up 1.8%, US flat in '13: BIR Jun 09, 2014

    Global steel scrap usage increased 1.8 percent in 2013, according to a report from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR).

  • Metalico exiting Cleveland joint venture Jun 09, 2014

    Metalico Inc. will exit its joint venture in Cleveland, the company said.

  • West Coast bulk, container scrap prices climb Jun 06, 2014

    West Coast bulk scrap exports have reportedly logged their largest sales week of 2014 with at least six cargo sales reported in the span of three days amid rising prices.

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