• Steel sheet prices firm ahead of OCTG ruling Jul 11, 2014

    Steel sheet prices were treading water this past week amid typically slower summer business activity as market players awaited the Commerce Department decision on imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG).

  • Russian trade pact under fire, future uncertain Jul 11, 2014

    Domestic flat-rolled steelmakers are challenging a 15-year-old suspension agreement involving anti-dumping duties on hot-rolled flat steel products from Russia due to what the U.S. mills claim is “rampant underselling” by Russian producers.

  • ITC issues preliminary steel nail imports ruling Jul 11, 2014

    In a preliminary determination in a dumping and subsidy investigation, the U.S. International Trade Commission said there is a reasonable indication that U.S. industry is materially injured by imports of steel nails.

  • Scrap fire hits CMC mill in Texas Jul 10, 2014

    A fire at Commercial Metals Co.’s (CMC’s) steel mill in Seguin, Texas, scorched one acre of scrap vehicles, according to the Seguin Fire Department.

  • US mills seek to end Russian suspension accord Jul 10, 2014

    A group of six U.S. steelmakers has asked the U.S. Commerce Department to terminate its longstanding suspension agreement with Russia over hot-rolled steel.

  • Shredded outperforms primes in Midwest Jul 10, 2014

    Shredded scrap prices gained the most ground in the Midwest in July as mill buyers looked to restore more-historical price spreads between the material and No. 1 busheling.

  • Bula joins Correnti again at Big River Steel Jul 10, 2014

    Former Steel Tube Institute (STI) director Mark Bula is now chief commercial officer of Big River Steel LLC.

  • Partnerships key to waterways revival Jul 10, 2014

    Public-private partnerships could help repair and expand U.S. waterways infrastructure, but progress will be slow, according to remarks made at a congressional policy panel July 10.

  • Big River sets sights on 'Big League' markets Jul 10, 2014

    Big River Steel LLC’s $1.3-billion facility in Osceola, Ark., will sport new equipment and capabilities that should give the planned mini-mill a leg up on some aging competitors, according to a company executive.

  • Moody’s lowers Magnetation outlook Jul 10, 2014

    Moody’s Investors Service Inc. has assigned a negative credit outlook for Magnetation LLC, an iron ore joint venture half-owned by AK Steel Corp., citing weak and volatile iron ore prices.

  • Commerce set to release OCTG ruling Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department is set to release July 11 a much-anticipated final decision in anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases on imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from nine countries.

  • MFRI taps into Colombia with joint venture Jul 10, 2014

    MFRI Inc.’s Perma-Pipe subsidiary has signed a joint-venture agreement with Colombian pipe producer Tayrona Steel Pipe to manufacture pre-insulated pipe in the South American country.

  • Iron ore shipments buoyed as Great Lakes water levels rise Jul 10, 2014

    Great Lakes iron ore shipments surged in June but year-to-date levels remain below normal due to winter-related delays.

  • U.S. Steel to settle price-fixing lawsuit Jul 09, 2014

    U.S. Steel Corp. has agreed to pay $58 million to settle a 2008 lawsuit that alleged the company conspired with others to fix steel prices.

  • US steel exports sink in May Jul 09, 2014

    U.S. steel exports fell in May after two consecutive months of gains, driven by a sharp decline in shipments of bloom, billet and slab.

  • Universal wins GE Aviation stamp of approval Jul 09, 2014

    Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. has received laboratory approval from General Electric Co. subsidiary GE Aviation for three of its facilities.

  • Lincoln Electric, NanoSteel sign global licensing deal Jul 09, 2014

    Lincoln Electric Co. has signed a worldwide licensing agreement for NanoSteel Co. Inc.’s proprietary weld overlay and thermal spray applications steel coatings technology.

  • Steel beam imports drop in June Jul 09, 2014

    The absence of some sporadic foreign players in the U.S. steel beam market in June helped send import applications down 19.8 percent from the previous month despite higher tonnages from two perennial sources.

  • Optima’s Niagara unit sells bar assets Jul 09, 2014

    Cold-finished steel bar manufacturer Niagara LaSalle Corp., a subsidiary of Optima Specialty Steel Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its chrome-plated bar assets to PTC Alliance Holdings Corp.

  • July ferrous scrap prices in Detroit move higher Jul 08, 2014

    Ferrous scrap tags in Detroit inched higher this month as a push to normalize price differentials between prime and shredded scrap coupled with tight supplies of plate and structural scrap allowed prices for obsolete grades to rise.

  • Stainless scrap follows LME north Jul 08, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices have ticked upward this week on the strength of higher London Metal Exchange nickel prices, though market participants noted a “natural” summer slowdown in trading activity.

  • ITA could reverse OCTG dumping ruling: Cowen Jul 08, 2014

    Some steel market analysts see the possibility of a reversal in an anti-dumping investigation of OCTG from South Korea and eight other countries, with a favorable outcome for the domestic industry particularly positive for U.S. Steel Corp.’s outlook.

  • US finds dumping, subsidies on Indian rod Jul 08, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has levied anti-dumping and countervailing subsidy duties on steel threaded rod from India.

  • Sheet piles on way to iron ore project Jul 08, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA is shipping steel sheet piles to the Canadian Arctic where they will be used to build a dock to serve the steelmaker’s joint venture Mary River iron ore project on Baffin Island.

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