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  • PTC restarts operations at Ill. plant following worker death May 22, 2014

    PTC Alliance Holdings Corp. has resumed production at its steel tubing plant in Chicago Heights, Ill., following a May 19 accident that left one worker dead, a company executive said.

  • Memorial Day holiday notice May 22, 2014

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, May 27. The New York Mercantile Exchange and the London Metal Exchange are also closed.

  • Greenbrier lands new orders for 7,000 rail cars May 22, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. has received new orders for a “broad range” of 7,000 rail cars that could result in a total requirement of roughly 120,000 tons of steel, according to industry sources.

  • Nucor files new lawsuit to block Big River Steel May 21, 2014

    Nucor Corp. is mounting another legal challenge to potential competitor Big River Steel LLC’s proposed $1.1-billion steel mill project near Osceola, Ark.

  • NLMK seeks halting of Commerce GOES probe May 21, 2014

    Russia’s Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) has asked the U.S. Commerce Department to suspend its anti-dumping duty investigation into imports of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from the company, according to documents filed with Commerce May 20.

  • World steel output up, utilization falls May 21, 2014

    Global crude steel output rose 1.7 percent to nearly 136.63 million tonnes in April compared with the same month a year earlier, spurred by increases in three Asian nations as U.S. production edged lower, although capacity utilization fell 1.2 points to 78.7 percent.

  • Canada reviews duties on China OCTG May 21, 2014

    The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has begun a review of dumping and subsidization duties on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from China that are set to expire on March 22.

  • ITA rejects Turkish rebar producer error claim May 21, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has rejected a claim by Turkish reinforcing bar producer Içdaş Çelik Enerji Tersane ve Ulaşım Sanayi AS that it made a ministerial error in assessing preliminary margins in an anti-dumping investigation of imports from Turkey.

  • Canada slaps duties on plate from six countries May 21, 2014

    Canadian trade officials have levied anti-dumping duties on steel plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and South Korea.

  • NLMK leaves SMA due to ‘Buy America’ rift May 21, 2014

    Flat-rolled steelmaker NLMK USA has left the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) due to disagreements over the association’s support for "Buy America" requirements, one company executive said.

  • NLMK’s N. American results up sharply in quarter May 20, 2014

    Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel’s (NLMK’s) North American results improved sharply in the first quarter compared with the same period last year, the company said in its earnings report.

  • Kelly Pipe names northeast area manager May 20, 2014

    Kelly Pipe Co. LLC has named Jereme Lowe northeast-area manager

  • US, Canadian stainless steel shipments rise in April: MSCI May 20, 2014

    North American service center shipments of stainless steel saw further gains in April, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data, indicating a market benefiting from increased demand that has led major domestic producers to raise base prices twice in the past three months.

  • OCTG market rallies as trade case ruling nears May 20, 2014

    Energy tubular demand and prices are firming up, sources said, attributing the strengthening to uncertainty surrounding the outcome of a pending trade case against nine countries shipping oil country tubular goods (OCTG) to the United States.

  • West Coast flat-rolled prices may be peaking May 20, 2014

    Flat-rolled steel prices on the West Coast may be topping out as buyers now speculate whether tags will hold steady or begin to decline this summer.

  • Chinese metal firms may have obtained US data May 20, 2014

    Some of China’s biggest metal firms, as well as a Chinese nuclear power company, may have gained access to confidential information both from competitors and joint-venture partners in the United States that allegedly was stolen by Chinese military hackers.

  • US raw steel production dips 0.3 percent May 20, 2014

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,838,000 net tons last week, down 0.3 percent from 1,843,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capacity utilization rate of 76.4 percent.

  • UPI nearing decision on China sheet trade case May 19, 2014

    USS-Posco Industries Inc. (UPI) is nearing a decision on filing a regional anti-dumping complaint on West Coast imports of Chinese cold-rolled sheet, according to a source close to the mill.

  • CSI closes order book for June May 19, 2014

    California Steel Industries Inc. (CSI) has closed its order book for June, it told customers May 19.

  • AK Steel applauds ruling on NOES imports May 19, 2014

    AK Steel Corp. applauded the U.S. Commerce Department’s affirmative preliminary dumping determination against imports of non-oriented electrical steel (NOES) from six countries.

  • US metal firms said targets of Chinese spying May 19, 2014

    Chinese hackers allegedly have stolen sensitive economic data from U.S. metal companies, including U.S. Steel Corp. and Alcoa Inc.

  • Gerdau to restart Tenn. melt shop May 19, 2014

    The melt shop at Gerdau Long Steel North America’s Knoxville, Tenn., steel mill will resume production "by the end of the week" following an explosion, a company spokeswoman told AMM via e-mail May 19.

  • Algoma Tubes, USW in contract talks May 19, 2014

    Tenaris Algoma Tubes is negotiating a new labor contract with the United Steelworkers union.

  • SSAB’s Iowa plant outage set for 4th qtr. May 19, 2014

    SSAB AB will take a planned maintenance outage at its steel plate plant in Montpelier, Iowa, early in the fourth quarter, a company spokeswoman said via e-mail.

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