• Fire breaks out at Trademark recycling facility in Florida Sep 06, 2013

    Trademark Metals Recycling LLC suffered a fire at one of its Orlando, Fla., scrapyards Sept. 5, costing the recycler a day of production. No equipment was damaged.

  • Chicago ferrous scrap prices dip $10/T Sep 06, 2013

    Ferrous scrap prices in Chicago shed about $10 per gross ton for September on most grades consumed by steel mills as prime grades eventually followed a weakening shredded scrap prices.

  • Metals industry employment up in August Sep 06, 2013

    U.S. primary metal producers added 2,100 jobs last month after its work force shrank by 2,600 in July, while employment in the fabricated metal products sector increased by 3,400 workers in August after a decline of 3,800 the previous month.

  • ERI expands California e-cycling facility Sep 06, 2013

    Electronic Recyclers International Inc.(ERI) has expanded its Fresno, Calif., facility by 40,000 square feet, bringing the electronics recycling company’s operations to about 250,000 square feet.

  • Christopher joins AIM from Schnitzer Sep 06, 2013

    Patrick L. Christopher has joined American Iron & Metal Co. Inc. (AIM) as a managing director.

  • A380.1 aluminum alloy prices weaken Sep 06, 2013

    Secondary aluminum alloy A380.1 prices have continued to weaken over the past week, with major consumers lowering quotes at the top end of the range.

  • Midwest ferrous scrap prices sag on shredded Sep 05, 2013

    Sustained weakness in fundamentals driving down the price of shredded scrap pushed all ferrous scrap grades lower in the Midwest as mills entered the market in earnest Sept. 5.

  • Autos fuel modest growth in US manufacturing: Fed Sep 05, 2013

    U.S. economic activity expanded at a moderate pace over the past two months, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest economic conditions report, commonly known as the Beige Book.

  • Sims gets OK on Rhode Island dealer license Sep 05, 2013

    Sims Metal Management Ltd. has received unanimous approval from the Rhode Island’s Woonsocket City Council on an application for a second-hand dealer’s license.

  • Copper scrap markets shift down Sep 05, 2013

    The ingot makers scrap market has lost some ground due to holidays and fluctuations in copper prices, traders and buyers told AMM, with some anticipation of further declines ahead.

  • China’s ‘Green Fence’ staying up: CCIC Sep 05, 2013

    Heightened inspections of China’s scrap imports will continue indefinitely, officials from China Certification & Inspection Co. Ltd. (CCIC) told AMM.

  • US steel trade deficit widens in July Sep 05, 2013

    The U.S. trade deficit for iron and steel mill products increased sharply in July from the previous month, while the trade surplus for metalliferous ores and metal scrap expanded, according to an analysis of the latest U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data.

  • Fla. man pleads guilty to OmniSource, Rea robbery Sep 05, 2013

    A Florida man will be sentenced later this month for his role in a cargo theft scheme that netted more than $836,000 in scrap metal and finished steel products.

  • Sept. scrap trading off to sluggish beginning Sep 04, 2013

    Ferrous scrap trading got off to a slow start Sept. 4 as buyers in several regions tested waters with low bids that suppliers resisted.

  • Junk battery prices continue to slide Sep 04, 2013

    Whole spent lead-acid battery prices edged lower as market players continued to react to a recent surge in U.S. supply.

  • Stainless steel scrap prices drop Sep 04, 2013

    Stainless steel scrap broker/processor buying prices have weakened on the back of a recent plunge in nickel tags, with many market players now sitting out until prices steady.

  • Ind. metal recyclers may face stiffer rules Sep 04, 2013

    Metal recyclers in Bloomington, Ind., could be facing stiffer regulations, including tag-and-hold requirements, if a proposed ordinance is passed.

  • Delacoux succeeds Veys at BIR helm Sep 04, 2013

    Alexandre Delacoux has succeeded Francis Veys as director general of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) effective Sept. 2, the BIR has confirmed.

  • Deoxidized aluminum prices decline in late Aug. Sep 03, 2013

    Deoxidized aluminum prices have declined over the past month as producers agreed to lower numbers in a bid to maintain order flow.

  • Alcoa dissolves Evermore, combines buyers Sep 03, 2013

    Alcoa Inc. has merged Evermore Recycling LLC, its used beverage can (UBC) procurement group, with its aluminum scrap purchasing group to form a single operation called Alcoa Recycling.

  • Southern Metals plans to open SC venture Sep 03, 2013

    Southern Metals Recycling Inc. and Waccamaw Metal Recycling plan to open a joint-venture facility in Conway, S.C., facility by year-end.

  • Keywell closing NY processing facility Sep 03, 2013

    Specialty steel recycler Keywell LLC is closing one of its two processing facilities in Frewsburg, N.Y., according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice.

  • Indian prime minister to review import duty Sep 03, 2013

    Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh will review the country’s scrap metal import duties, according to the Metal Recycling Association of India (MRAI).

  • Tokyo Steel lifts scrap buying prices Sep 03, 2013

    Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has raised its scrap buying prices in Japan for a fifth time in two weeks as competition for the raw material grows and export prices increase.

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