Scrap

  • Calif. yards backing revised theft bill after failed compromise Sep 05, 2007

    California scrapyards are backing a proposed state law intended to improve the detection of stolen metal after a coalition in favor of a compromise bill fell apart.

  • Brass ammunition value off to $2.47/lb. in military scrap sale Sep 04, 2007

    Brass ammunition scrap to be generated at a Utah military base over the next 12 months was priced at $2.47 a pound in a recent online auction, below a somewhat similar offering in Georgia in late July that brought a winning bid of $2.85 a pound

  • Canada, Japan buying binge lifts nickel scrap exports Sep 04, 2007

    U.S. exports of nickel scrap rocketed 66.6 percent in June as Canadian buyers took a record tonnage and Japan also boosted its buying of the alloying metal.

  • Turkish ferrous scrap buy lifts tags Sep 04, 2007

    A near-silent Turkish deep-sea ferrous scrap market was roused by a new deal from the Baltic Sea region at a price about $4 to $5 a tonne higher than previous sales.

  • Brass ammunition value declines to $2.47/lb. in military scrap sale Sep 04, 2007

    Brass ammunition scrap to be generated at a Utah military base over the next 12 months was priced at $2.47 a pound in a recent online auction, below a somewhat similar offering in Georgia in late July that brought a winning bid of $2.85 a pound

  • Harsco adds Zeta-Tech Associates to holdings Sep 04, 2007

    Harsco Corp., Harrisburg, Pa., has acquired Zeta-Tech Associates Inc., a niche technical services and applied technology company serving the railway industry. It specializes in railway engineering services and track maintenance software.

  • Harsco adds Zeta-Tech Associates to holdings Sep 04, 2007

    Harsco Corp., Harrisburg, Pa., has acquired Zeta-Tech Associates Inc., a niche technical services and applied technology company serving the railway industry. It specializes in railway engineering services and track maintenance software.

  • High scrap prices drive Sims’ profitability Aug 31, 2007

    Sims Group Ltd. said revenue and profits soared in its fiscal year ended June 30 but warned that higher ocean freight rates and a weak U.S. dollar could soften its fiscal first-quarter earnings.

  • Environment rating tool might be applied to digital TVs next Aug 31, 2007

    The Oregon-based sponsor of a model-by-model environmental ratings system for computers are hoping to take on digital televisions, with the backing of U.S. regulators.

  • High scrap prices drive Sims’ fiscal ‘07 profits Aug 31, 2007

    Sims Group Ltd. said revenue and profits soared in its 2007 fiscal year ended June 30 but warned that higher ocean freight rates and a weak U.S. dollar could soften its first-quarter earnings.

  • $278/T wins year’s worth of cannon leftovers Aug 30, 2007

    A year’s worth of turnings and borings from a U.S. Army manufacturing facility in Watervliet, N.Y., went for $278.43 per long ton Wednesday to a buyer that had paid $311.08 per ton for the previous 12 months’ material.

  • Rising mill demand fuels $18/T auto bundle boost Aug 30, 2007

    Prices offered for the Chrysler Group’s factory bundles to be generated in September rose by an average of $18 a long ton as stronger demand from some flat-rolled steelmakers, higher freight rates and higher prices paid earlier this month for dealer grades of scrap drove up the market for the prime scrap steel, industry sources said.

  • Rising mill demand fuels $18/T auto bundle boost Aug 30, 2007

    Prices offered for the Chrysler Group’s factory bundles to be generated in September rose by an average of $18 a long ton as stronger demand from some flat-rolled steelmakers, higher freight rates and higher prices paid earlier this month for dealer grades of scrap drove up the market for the prime scrap steel, industry sources said.

  • Mercury switch recovery program building momentum, albeit slowly Aug 30, 2007

    The steering committee of the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program has met to evaluate the progress of the year-old endeavor, which began paying per-switch bounties to auto dismantlers in January.

  • Mercury switch recovery program building momentum Aug 30, 2007

    The steering committee of the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program met in mid-August to evaluate the progress of the year-old endeavor, which began paying per-switch bounties to auto dismantlers in January.

  • Turkey, Egypt fuel US heavy melt exports in June Aug 30, 2007

    Stronger demand from Turkish and Egyptian steelmakers pushed U.S. exports of No. 1 heavy melting steel scrap upward in June and offset the decline in offshore sales elsewhere.

  • GM’s Baltimore transmission plant eliminates all shipments to landfills Aug 29, 2007

    General Motors Corp.’s transmission plant near Baltimore has become the company’s eighth facility worldwide to become “landfill free”—ending all shipments of production waste to landfills.

  • Nucor, DJJ urge scrap suppliers to join mercury switch program Aug 29, 2007

    Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., and David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ), Cincinnati, hosted a half-day meeting with scrap suppliers to the steelmaker’s Norfolk, Neb., bar mill in an effort to encourage their participation in the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program.

  • Nucor, DJJ event targets mercury switch awareness Aug 29, 2007

    Nucor Corp. and David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ) hosted a half-day meeting Aug. 23 with the scrap suppliers to the steelmaker’s Norfolk, Neb., bar mill in an effort to encourage their participation in the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program.

  • Centillion buys Metech International for $22M Aug 28, 2007

    Metech International Inc., a New England electronics and precious metals recycler that recently expanded into Asia, has been purchased by Centillion Environment & Recycling Ltd., Singapore, for $22 million.

  • Indian tender attracts high prices for shredded Aug 28, 2007

    MMTC Ltd.’s global tender for 5,000 tonnes of shredded scrap brought in offers starting at $390 per tonne, at least $20 higher than current Indian prices for this grade of ferrous scrap.

  • Harsco purchases privately held Alexander Mill Services of Poland Aug 28, 2007

    Harsco Corp. has acquired Alexander Mill Services International, a privately held Polish company that provides mill services to leading steel producers in Poland and Romania and to smaller mills in Greece and Portugal.

  • Smelters hike buying prices 2¢ on firm demand, China outlook Aug 28, 2007

    Secondary smelters’ buying prices for aluminum scrap have risen in the past week, generally by 2 cents a pound, on indications of solid domestic demand for alloy ingot, hopes for resurging Chinese scrap buys and cues from the London Metal Exchange.

  • Harsco buys Alexander Mill Services of Poland Aug 28, 2007

    Harsco Corp. has acquired Alexander Mill Services International, a privately held Polish company that provides mill services to leading steel producers in Poland and Romania and to smaller mills in Greece and Portugal.

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