Steel

  • US raw steel output inches up 0.3 percent Jun 17, 2014

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,850,000 net tons last week, up 0.3 percent from 1,845,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capacity utilization rate of 76.9 percent.

  • Analyze this: fighting low-quality scrap Jun 16, 2014

    Daniel Pflaum, president of Dayton, Ky.-based Gamma-Tech, continues to lament the industry’s use of visual inspection for scrap. In this conversation with AMM, he details his push for wider adoption of the belt analyzer and what changes his company could bring to the industry.

  • Three injured in explosion at Republic facility Jun 16, 2014

    An explosion at Republic Steel Co.’s Lorain, Ohio, plant injured three workers, according to a local fire official.

  • Transport rates said set to accelerate Jun 16, 2014

    Transportation rates charged by logistics specialists are likely to increase significantly in coming years on the back of new trucking regulations and strained transport capacity, according to two logistics executives.

  • American Alloy, Moore will appeal suit: lawyer Jun 16, 2014

    Steel product supplier American Alloy Steel Inc. and company president Arthur J. Moore plan to file an appeal of a lawsuit that accused them and a number of steel companies and service centers of trying to drive MM Steel LP out of business.

  • China cold-rolled sheet prices steady Jun 16, 2014

    Chinese cold-rolled steel sheet prices on the West Coast remain flat to slightly down from previous offers as imports so far appear to be running ahead of 2013.

  • Repairs to USS Gary Works furnace continue Jun 16, 2014

    The No. 8 furnace at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Gary Works in northwest Indiana remains out of commission after an unplanned outage earlier this month.

  • ATI kicks off stainless increases for July Jun 16, 2014

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI’s) Flat Rolled Products segment is poised to boost stainless steel base prices across a variety of products in early July, a move that if followed by other major domestic producers would represent the third such move industrywide within four months.

  • Central Steel accuses former exec of taking data Jun 16, 2014

    Central Steel & Wire Co. employees have been told to watch for indications that a former executive may have exploited the company’s confidential trade data, according to an internal memo obtained by AMM.

  • Nucor unit cuts low-carbon wire rod prices Jun 16, 2014

    The Connecticut division of Nucor Corp.’s bar mill group is lowering transaction prices for low-carbon wire rod by $5 per ton effective July 1.

  • Timken ready for new start with spinoff of steel business Jun 16, 2014

    Timken Co.’s spinoff of its steel business into a separate entity is scheduled for June 30, with common shares of the new TimkenSteel Corp. to be distributed "near day’s end," the company said.

  • US drilling slips, Canada jumps Jun 16, 2014

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

  • Canada probes rebar imports Jun 16, 2014

    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has begun an investigation into alleged dumping and subsidizing of certain rebar products from China, South Korea and Turkey.

  • Lawmakers seek reversal of ITA decision on Korea OCTG Jun 13, 2014

    More than 150 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are opposing an initial decision by the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) not to impose anti-dumping duties on oil country tubular goods from South Korea, according to a June 13 letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

  • ArcelorMittal agrees to pay $90M to settle suit Jun 13, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA and its U.S. subsidiary have agreed to pay $90 million to settle a 2008 lawsuit alleging that the companies and other major steel producers conspired to fix steel prices, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois.

  • Worker killed in accident at Nucor facility Jun 13, 2014

    A worker was killed June 12 at Nucor Corp.’s Berkeley steel mill in Huger, S.C.

  • No new trial in MM Steel antitrust case Jun 13, 2014

    A federal judge has denied a new trial for steel companies and service centers hit with $156 million in damages in a Texas antitrust lawsuit that accused them of trying to drive MM Steel LP out of business.

  • Steel sheet prices slip; players mixed on mart Jun 13, 2014

    U.S. steel sheet prices continued to drift downward this past week despite a push by domestic mills to shore up prices and outages at integrated mills in the Midwest.

  • Korea mills seek 'complete' OCTG case records Jun 13, 2014

    Counsel for South Korean oil country tubular goods (OCTG) manufacturers Hyundai Hysco Co. Ltd. and Nexteel Co. Ltd. have asked the U.S. Commerce Department to ensure that the record in an ongoing anti-dumping investigation is complete.

  • SSAB said likely to take Oct. outage at Ia. mill Jun 13, 2014

    SSAB Americas will likely take a planned maintenance outage at its steel plate facility in Montpelier, Iowa, in October, market sources said.

  • World DRI output to grow ‘quite considerably’ Jun 12, 2014

    Global production of direct-reduced iron (DRI), aided in part by the increasing availability of natural gas, should increase by at least 5 million tons annually over the next decade with the addition of several large new plants, according to Midrex Technologies Inc.

  • Loenbro planning to build facility in Montana Jun 12, 2014

    Energy services and maintenance construction company Loenbro Inc. is building a 30,000-square-foot facility in Great Falls, Mont., according to a company executive.

  • Donald Foster to retire from L.B. Foster Jun 12, 2014

    Donald L. Foster will retire as senior vice president of L.B. Foster Co.’s construction products group June 20 after a 35-year career in the steel industry.

  • ITA postpones wire rod decision Jun 12, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has postponed to Aug. 29 its preliminary decision in an anti-dumping investigation against imports of wire rod from China at the request of domestic petitioners, according to a filing.

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