• SoRec suit vs. broker seeks to recover losses Nov 21, 2013

    A European Metal Recycling Ltd. subsidiary and its insurance company are suing a broker in an effort to recover losses incurred in importing scrap metal containers that arrived in Dallas filled with debris.

  • Milliron seeks permit for landfill Nov 21, 2013

    An Ohio recycler is working through the process to create a landfill that would be used solely for auto shredder residue.

  • Zorba export prices weaken further Nov 21, 2013

    U.S. export prices for zorba, a nonferrous auto shred, have weakened over the past week, with demand from China declining significantly in November, according to sellers.

  • Sims idles shredder, cites market conditions Nov 21, 2013

    Sims Metal Management Ltd. has idled its Mobile, Ala., auto shredding operation within the past week.

  • China logs fall in nonferrous scrap imports Nov 21, 2013

    Chinese imports of nonferrous scrap metals fell in October compared with September, but registered year-on-year gains, according to Chinese customs figures released Nov. 21.

  • China’s ferrous scrap imports up, other products fall Nov 21, 2013

    China’s imports of steelmaking raw materials were mixed in October, with ferrous scrap rising month on month while iron ore and coking coal both logged declines, according to customs data released Nov. 21.

  • Former Mayer Pollock Steel exec dies Nov 20, 2013

    Sanders M. "Mickey" Orr, a former partner at scrap processor Mayer Pollock Steel Corp., has died at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 81.

  • Ferrous scrap poised for slight gain in Dec. Nov 20, 2013

    Ferrous scrap prices in U.S. markets are likely to trend sideways or record a minor uptick in December, according to market participants.

  • Recyclers call for action on UBC fraud Nov 20, 2013

    Several West Coast recyclers said the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and state legislators need to address used beverage container (UBC) importation fraud before it gets worse.

  • S. Africa regulator sued for declining export permits Nov 20, 2013

    South Africa’s second-largest scrap merchant, SA Metal Group, took the country’s International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) to court last week in a bid to force the regulator to grant export permits it had refused under the new scrap export policy.

  • Senator looks to revive scrap metal theft bill Nov 20, 2013

    A U.S. senator from Minnesota is looking to revive the Metal Theft Prevention Act by attaching similar initiatives in an amendment to a defense spending bill being debated on the floor of the Senate, according to a memo issued by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

  • Secondary aluminum alloy prices hold Nov 19, 2013

    Prices for secondary aluminum alloys remained unchanged over the past week as buyers and sellers said the market was stabilizing ahead of the holiday season.

  • W. Coast scrap prices get boost from S. Korea Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. ferrous scrap export prices for bulk shipments soared this past week after two South Korean mills booked five cargoes off the West Coast.

  • Bradford, Heffernan launch metals industry consultancy Nov 19, 2013

    Metals industry veterans Chuck Bradford and Jack Heffernan have joined forces to launch an independent consultancy focused solely on the industry.

  • PSC Metals’ Stuart Block retiring Nov 19, 2013

    Stuart Block, president of PSC Metals Inc.’s Midwest region, will retire Dec. 31 after more than 30 years in the scrap industry.

  • Ark. metals recycling rate drops Nov 19, 2013

    Recycling rates in Arkansas fell during the 12 months ended June 30, although metals still represented the bulk (35.02 percent) of the state’s waste stream, according to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

  • California’s UBC recycling at new high Nov 18, 2013

    California’s aluminum used beverage container (UBC) recycling rate reached a record-high 107 percent in the first six months of this year, according to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

  • PSC Metals eliminating employee health plan Nov 18, 2013

    PSC Metals Inc. intends to discontinue its health insurance policy for all employees, the first known company in the metals industry to do so.

  • ScrapSource named one of Texas’ fastest-growing firms Nov 18, 2013

    ScrapSource LLC has been named among the fastest-growing, most dynamic privately held companies in north Texas.

  • All Metals Market ramping up auto shredder Nov 18, 2013

    All Metals Market Inc. is ramping up output at its newly commissioned auto shredder.

  • US steel trade deficit increases in Sept. Nov 18, 2013

    The U.S. iron and steel mill products trade deficit increased in September from the previous month, according to an analysis of the latest U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data.

  • New bulk scrap exporter enters E. Coast market Nov 15, 2013

    The United States has a new player in the bulk ferrous scrap export market, AMM has been told.

  • Smelters’ aluminum scrap prices fall Nov 15, 2013

    After resisting downward pressure for the past two weeks, prices for smelter-grade aluminum scrap have begun to fall along with weakening terminal markets.

  • Scrap weakness puts Armco in red for 3d qtr. Nov 15, 2013

    Metals recycler Armco Metals Holdings Inc. logged a net loss in the third quarter despite a substantial growth in revenue.

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