• Schnitzer exec drafts a ‘to-do’ list for D.C. Sep 12, 2014

    Lawmakers in the United States need to embrace three areas to foster a healthier economic climate, according Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.’s top executive.

  • Copper scrap dips, buyers wait for clarity Sep 11, 2014

    Copper scrap prices eased slightly this week, due in part to geopolitical uncertainty, a stronger dollar and slow manufacturing activity in the United States, according to market participants.

  • Bermco upgrade of Ala. smelting facility completed Sep 11, 2014

    Secondary aluminum alloy producer Bermco Aluminum has added capacity and completed a significant upgrade to its smelting facility in Birmingham, Ala.

  • Cost optimization key for melters Sep 11, 2014

    Optimizing scrap substitutes and controlling raw material costs continue to be chief concerns for steelmakers, according to industry executives.

  • Battery tags steady, but fall seen near Sep 10, 2014

    Prices for used automotive batteries are holding steady despite lower tags for primary and scrap lead as the "battery build" season prepares to go into full swing.

  • ASR appeals ruling in patent infringement suit Sep 10, 2014

    Advanced Steel Recovery LLC (ASR) has filed an appeal against a summary judgment in its lawsuit against X-Body Equipment Inc. and Jewell Attachments LLC regarding a patent for a scrap metal container loading system.

  • ISRI adds two board members Sep 10, 2014

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has added two industry veterans to its board of directors.

  • Toyota Tsusho to build N. American smelter Sep 09, 2014

    Toyota Tsusho Corp. has begun work on a large secondary aluminum smelting facility in North America, further boosting its play in the region’s automotive sector.

  • Atlas Metal & Iron employee dies in scrapyard accident Sep 09, 2014

    A worker at Atlas Metal & Iron Corp. died in an accident at the company’s scrap processing facility in Denver.

  • Exide seeks nod on $4.95M Pacific Chloride settlement Sep 09, 2014

    Exide Technologies Ltd. is seeking bankruptcy court approval of an agreement that would allow the company’s insurers to pay a $4.95-million claim for damages stemming from a fire at its former Shreveport, La., lead-acid battery manufacturing plant.

  • Huntington Aluminum expanding Indiana plant Sep 09, 2014

    Huntington Aluminum Inc. will invest $2.76 million to construct and equip a 40,200-square-foot addition to its scrap processing facility in Indiana.

  • Stainless scrap flat despite nickel rally Sep 09, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices remained unchanged this week despite soaring nickel prices, with market sources reporting a surplus of available material due to weakened demand from major stainless steel mills.

  • Copper wire thefts driving change at utilities Sep 08, 2014

    Ontario’s Hydro One Inc. plans to replace copper wire in its power substations with a steel-copper combination in an effort to deter copper wire thefts.

  • Neenah Foundry seeking new scrap buyer Sep 08, 2014

    Neenah Enterprises Inc. is seeking a new scrap buyer following the departure of Jurgen Zirnstein, vice president of procurement.

  • Examiner named in Worley Ch. 11 proceedings Sep 08, 2014

    An independent examiner has been appointed in Worley Brothers Scrap Iron & Metal Inc.’s bankruptcy proceeding despite the company’s objection.

  • Florida e-cycler files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy Sep 08, 2014

    An electronics recycler placed in receivership after allegedly defaulting on millions of dollars in loans has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • Comanche Iron files for Ch. 7 liquidation Sep 08, 2014

    Comanche Iron & Metal Inc. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in northern Texas.

  • Midwest scrap trends sideways on soft demand Sep 05, 2014

    Midwest ferrous scrap markets have settled at prices mostly unchanged from August after mill resistance to higher offers unraveled weaker fundamentals for scrap.

  • OSHA fines Behr following worker death Sep 05, 2014

    Behr Iron & Steel Inc. has been fined $497,000 by the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following the death of a worker at its recycling facility in South Beloit, Ill., in March.

  • Container scrap export prices to Asia steady Sep 05, 2014

    Exports of containerized ferrous scrap to Asia saw modest trading activity this past week as buyers and sellers began a slow retreat to gauge the market’s next direction.

  • Scrap prices set to trend sideways in Sept. Sep 04, 2014

    Mill buyers in several U.S. regions have succeeded in securing scrap at prices well below supplier expectations prior to trading.

  • Copper scrap price spreads widen Sep 04, 2014

    Most copper scrap grades saw price spreads widen slightly Sept. 3 despite a drop in terminal market tags, according to market participants.

  • Schnitzer seeks to overturn NH scrap ordinance Sep 04, 2014

    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has remanded a metals recycler’s lawsuit aimed at overturning a local scrap ordinance back to a trial court.

  • China urged to adjust scrap policies Sep 04, 2014

    U.S. trade associations reached out to Chinese steel and scrap companies in a bid to encourage the world’s largest steel-producing nation to align its policies and practices with global standards.

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