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  • Borusan begins cold commissioning of mill Mar 04, 2014

    Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret AS began cold commissioning and threading at its oil country tubular goods and line pipe mill in Baytown, Texas, March 3.

  • March scrap market still waiting on price trends Mar 04, 2014

    Uncertainty on price direction prevailed across much of the United States as sporadic ferrous scrap trading did little to help markets narrow in on any firm trends for March.

  • Stainless scrap prices hold firm Mar 04, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices held steady this week despite what industry participants called a "dynamic" market driven by strong mill demand and unpredictable London Metal Exchange nickel prices.

  • US raw steel output reaches five-month high Mar 04, 2014

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,861,000 net tons last week, up 1.6 percent from 1,831,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capability utilization rate of 77.4 percent. It was the highest weekly level since early October, when production reached 1,873,000 tons.

  • TMK pinning success on own operations, not OCTG case Mar 04, 2014

    Rather than relying on trade action against oil country tubular goods (OCTG) imports, TMK Ipsco is continually working to make its operations more competitive, company executives said on the sidelines of AMM’s seventh annual Steel Tube and Pipe Conference in Houston.

  • CSN to stay active in slab market Mar 04, 2014

    Brazilian steelmaker Cia. Siderúrgica Nacional SA (CSN) will remain active in the global slab market in 2014, commercial executive director Luis Fernando Martinez said.

  • OCTG, line pipe growth to continue: TMK Ipsco Mar 04, 2014

    TMK Ipsco expects the drive toward more-complex metallurgies and processing in the OCTG market to continue in 2014, driven by more-challenging drilling environments, while line pipe demand is expected to pick up due to replace aging pipeline infrastructure.

  • AK-Novelis suit accents steel vs. aluminum fight Mar 03, 2014

    A lawsuit filed by AK Steel Corp. against Novelis Corp. and a former employee highlights the ongoing fight between steel and aluminum interests for market share in the automotive industry.

  • Ferrous scrap export prices flat as sales freeze Mar 03, 2014

    U.S. ferrous scrap bulk export prices remained unchanged over the past week as a lack of demand resulted in no sales activity.

  • Interpipe wins OCTG case extension Mar 03, 2014

    Ukrainian oil country tubular goods (OCTG) producer Interpipe Group has been granted an extension to submit a proposed suspension agreement in an ongoing anti-dumping case due to civil unrest in the country.

  • JFE develops new high-frequency welded pipe Mar 03, 2014

    JFE Steel Corp. has developed a 1-inch thick American Petroleum Institute X80-grade high-frequency welded steel pipe.

  • Universal Stainless granted safety certification Mar 03, 2014

    Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc.’s North Jackson, Ohio, specialty alloy facility has gained Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 18001 certification.

  • Handy & Harman’s tubing results rise Mar 03, 2014

    Handy & Harman Ltd.’s tubing segment saw net sales rise 12.6 percent to $91 million in 2013 from $80.9 million a year earlier, driven by higher stainless tubing shipments.

  • Drilling declines in US, Canada Mar 03, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States fell by two last week.

  • COMMENTARY: Randy Boswell shares his take on OCTG case Feb 28, 2014

    Everyone in the United States has read about, heard about, or experienced the dramatic increase in oil and natural gas production here in the past several years. State and federal legislators continually discuss the benefits of U.S. energy independence.

  • S. Korean OCTG imports spike in January Feb 28, 2014

    South Korean oil country tubular goods (OCTG) imports reached their highest level in more than a year in January, according to preliminary figures from the Commerce Department’s Enforcement and Compliance division through Feb. 26.

  • Steel maintains Edge in Ford crossover Feb 28, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. will outfit its next-generation Edge crossover vehicle with a double-sided pure zinc galvanized steel produced at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.’s Hamilton, Ontario, plant, the steelmaker said Feb. 27.

  • SBQ price increases draw mixed reactions Feb 28, 2014

    Consumers’ reactions to recent price increases on special bar quality (SBQ) products have caused mixed, with some wondering how lackluster demand and low utilization rates will support higher pricing, sources said.

  • Merchant bar mills stick to price hike Feb 28, 2014

    Merchant bar mills are sticking to an early February price increase, sources told AMM this past week.

  • West Coast flat-rolled prices losing traction Feb 28, 2014

    Flat-rolled steel prices are losing ground on the West Coast, with market sources reporting recent offers down at least $20 per ton ($1 per hundredweight) over the past two to three weeks.

  • ITC considers revoking anti-dumping duties Feb 28, 2014

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is initiating a review to determine whether revoking anti-dumping duty orders on certain steel threaded rod and malleable iron pipe fittings from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry.

  • Steel faces challenges in auto: Shiloh chief Feb 28, 2014

    Despite a push by the steel industry toward making lighterweight components for the automotive market, steel manufacturers have their "work cut out for them," especially as aluminum applications continue to capture additional market share, Ramzi Y. Hermiz said.

  • Arch Coal’s Leer to step down as chairman Feb 28, 2014

    Arch Coal Inc. chairman Steven F. Leer will retire from the company’s board following a shareholders’ meeting April 24.

  • Former TK plant renamed AM/NS Calvert Feb 28, 2014

    Just days after the financial close of ThyssenKrupp AG’s Calvert, Ala., facility, joint buyers ArcelorMittal SA and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (NSSMC) have renamed the facility AM/NS Calvert.

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