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  • Exide nixes plan to grow Texas smelter’s capacity Oct 28, 2009

    Faced with resistance from city officials over the possibility of increased lead emissions, Exide Technologies Inc. said it won’t expand its Frisco, Texas, secondary smelter to 500 tonnes per day from the current level of 400 tonnes.

  • Marad awards $2.1M pact to scrap ships Oct 28, 2009

    Two mothballed vessels on the West Coast have been slated for recycling, the first ships in the U.S. Maritime Administration (Marad) Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet to gain top-priority recycling status and the first vessels in the fleet to be disposed of since January 2007.

  • E-cycling said costlier than exporting Oct 28, 2009

    Electronics recycling, when done responsibly in the United States, is costlier than such alternatives as exporting unprocessed discards to developing countries, a Congressional Research Service report said.

  • Ferrous scrap piles up on W. Coast, sparking fears Oct 28, 2009

    Ferrous scrap exporters on the West Coast say they are worried about the volume of scrap piling up on the docks and the likelihood that they might not be able to sell much soon.

  • Chinese, Indian buyers said victims of scam Oct 28, 2009

    Several Chinese and Indian scrap buyers and merchants have been victimized by an apparent Internet scam

  • Asian imports of stainless scrap slow Oct 28, 2009

    China’s imports of stainless steel scrap have declined as consumers run down inventory built up earlier this year, according to Mark Sellier, OneSteel Recycling Inc.’s head of corporate development for Europe and Africa.

  • Commercial Alloys bankruptcy hearing set Oct 28, 2009

    The bankruptcy estate of Commercial Alloys Corp. has accepted 49 cents on the dollar for debts owed by three recycling companies belonging to Larry Musarra, Commercial Alloys’ president at the time insolvency began.

  • E-cycling said costlier than exporting Oct 28, 2009

    Electronics recycling, when done responsibly in the United States, is costlier than such alternatives as exporting unprocessed discards to developing countries, a Congressional Research Service report said.

  • Exide nixes plan to grow Texas smelter’s capacity Oct 28, 2009

    Faced with resistance from city officials over the possibility of increased lead emissions, Exide Technologies Inc. said it won’t expand its Frisco, Texas, secondary smelter to 500 tonnes per day from the current level of 400 tonnes.

  • Scrap export demand lands Schnitzer $10.3M profit in qtr. Oct 27, 2009

    Although Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.’s results fell sharply from last year, healthy scrap export demand in its fiscal fourth quarter helped return the company to profitability on a sequential basis. But softening demand in the current quarter is expected to pull ferrous scrap volumes down by more than 30 percent.

  • Scrap export demand lands Schnitzer $10.3M profit in qtr. Oct 27, 2009

    Although Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.’s results fell sharply from last year, healthy scrap export demand in its fiscal fourth quarter helped return the company to profitability on a sequential basis. But softening demand in the current quarter is expected to pull ferrous scrap volumes down by more than 30 percent.

  • Aluminum scrap tags up 1¢/lb. Oct 27, 2009

    Smelters’ aluminum scrap tags have generally risen a penny per pound on tight supply and decent output levels, putting low-copper scrap at 60 to 61 cents per pound.

  • Aluminum scrap tags up 1¢/lb. Oct 27, 2009

    Smelters’ aluminum scrap tags have generally risen a penny per pound on tight supply and decent output levels, putting low-copper scrap at 60 to 61 cents per pound.

  • Auto crusher plans appeal after shutdown by Calif. city Oct 27, 2009

    A California auto crusher and salvage yard plans to appeal a city decision to shut down its operations.

  • No. 1 heavy melt exports jump 52% Oct 27, 2009

    Stronger sales to several Asian and Mediterranean countries boosted U.S. exports of No. 1 heavy melting steel scrap by 52 percent in August.

  • Auto crusher JM Enterprises plans appeal after shutdown by Calif. city Oct 27, 2009

    A California auto crusher and salvage yard plans to appeal a city decision to shut down its operations.

  • Marad awards $2.1M pact to scrap two Suisun Bay vessels Oct 27, 2009

    Two mothballed vessels on the West Coast have been slated for recycling, the first ships in the U.S. Maritime Administration (Marad) Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet to gain top-priority recycling status and the first vessels in the fleet to be disposed of since January 2007.

  • Europe’s OEA proposes new pricing system for aluminum alloy Oct 26, 2009

    The Organization of European Aluminium Refiners and Remelters (OEA) wants to adopt a pricing system for casting alloys, general secretary Günter Kirchner said on Monday.

  • Novelis inks multiyear can sheet pact with AB InBev Oct 26, 2009

    Novelis Inc. has signed a multiyear agreement to supply aluminum can sheet for the North American operations of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) at “volumes similar to the current contract” that expires at the end of December, the company said.

  • Copper tags don’t reflect ingot mart Oct 26, 2009

    Copper futures hit a fresh 13-month high Monday as prices continued their wild ride, but underlying demand has little to do with ballooning prices, scrap market participants said.

  • Soaring copper prices don't reflect conditions in ingot mart Oct 26, 2009

    Copper futures hit a fresh 13-month high Monday as prices continued their wild ride, but underlying demand has little to do with ballooning prices, scrap market participants said.

  • Auto crushers eye extra ‘Clunker’ disposal time Oct 26, 2009

    Auto crushers are seeking more time to dispose of cars from the “Cash for Clunkers” program, with many indicating they will have trouble meeting the deadline.

  • Redesigned Piranha baler unveiled by Harris Oct 26, 2009

    Harris Equipment has unveiled its newly redesigned Piranha closed-door horizontal baler. The equipment maker said the compact baler can handle paper stock, secondary fiber, aluminum/steel cans, polyethylene terephthalate and high-density polyethylene plastic bottles.

  • Bids of $150 yield jackpots in military auction Oct 26, 2009

    A recent military scrap auction, restricted to bidders with deep pockets, included two successful offers of $150—one winning 2,500 pounds of high-temperature alloys at 7 cents per pound in California and the other getting 500,000 pounds of steel scrap at 74 cents per long ton in Portsmouth, Va.

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