Steel

  • ATI to start up new APT facility at Ala. plant Dec 12, 2006

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI), Pittsburgh, intends to start up its new Huntsville, Ala., ammonium paratungstate (APT) production facility by the end of the year.

  • ITC maintains Chinese coke duties Dec 12, 2006

    The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Tuesday to renew anti-dumping duties on foundry coke imported from China.

  • Galvanizer cooperative pushes back against consolidation Dec 12, 2006

    More than a dozen after-fabrication galvanizers have banded together to form the Independent Galvanizers Cooperative (IGC) in a bid to protect small, independent companies from the current wave of consolidation in the metal’s industry.

  • Ameristeel inks multiyear deal with gas supplier BOC Dec 12, 2006

    Gerdau Ameristeel Corp., Tampa, Fla., has signed a multiyear contract worth more than $20 million with BOC Gases, an industrial gases supplier based in Murray Hill, N.J.

  • Nucor issues guidance for 4th-qtr. earnings Dec 12, 2006

    Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C. said it expects fourth-quarter earnings to land in the range of $1.05 to $1.15 per diluted share. The company has not previously issued numerical guidance for the quarter.

  • Ameristeel inks deal with gas supplier BOC Dec 12, 2006

    Gerdau Ameristeel Corp., Tampa, Fla., has signed a multiyear contract valued at more than $20 million with BOC Gases, an industrial gases supplier based in Murray Hill, N.J., which currently supplies Ameristeel’s Knoxville, Tenn., plant with liquefied oxygen and nitrogen.

  • ITC upholds Chinese coke duties Dec 12, 2006

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted Tuesday to renew anti-dumping duties on foundry coke imported from China.

  • CSN trumps Tata Steel with $9.57-billion bid for Corus Dec 11, 2006

    Cia. Siderurgica Nacional’s bid of £5.15 ($10.08) per share for Corus Group Plc has been approved by the Anglo-Dutch steelmaker. The high bid came on the heels of rival Tata Steel Ltd. lifting its offer for Corus to £5 ($9.79) a share.

  • NW Pipe wins $7M contract for water treatment plant line Dec 11, 2006

    Northwest Pipe Co., Portland, Ore., has been awarded a $7-million contract to supply roughly 5,000 feet of steel pipe for an engineered piping system at a water treatment plant.

  • Siemens unit books Corus tandem cold mill order Dec 11, 2006

    Siemens AG’s Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group, Erlangen, Germany, said it recently received an order from Corus Group Plc for the supply of a new tandem cold mill.

  • AK, IAM set nest round of talks; motion filed in court Dec 11, 2006

    Negotiators for AK Steel Corp., Middletown, Ohio, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union will meet Wednesday beginning at 230 p.m. in continuing contract talks.

  • Carbon plate prices hold steady as imports swell Dec 11, 2006

    End-use markets for carbon steel plate products continue to be strong, helping to at least partially offset rising imports and maintain steady prices.

  • Timken sells Latrobe Steel division for $215M in cash Dec 11, 2006

    Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has sold its Latrobe Steel subsidiary in Latrobe, Pa., for about $215 million in cash.

  • ITC sets sunset review on rebar from 8 nations Dec 11, 2006

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to conduct full, five-year sunset reviews on anti-dumping duty orders on rebar imports from Belarus, China, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, South Korea and Ukraine.

  • Precision Castparts buying GSC Foundries [UPDATE] Dec 11, 2006

    Metal components manufacturer Precision Castparts Corp., Portland, Ore., has agreed to purchase GSC Foundries Inc., a privately held company making aluminum and steel structural investment castings in Ogden, Utah, and Saltillo, Mexico.

  • Cliffs’ Mehan named to run new Asia-Pacific division [UPDATE] Dec 11, 2006

    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has appointed Richard R. Mehan to lead its newly created Cliffs Asia-Pacific business unit, which in part will seek potential acquisitions and partnerships for Cliffs.

  • ITC sets sunset review on rebar from 8 nations Dec 11, 2006

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to conduct full, five-year sunset reviews on anti-dumping duty orders on rebar imports from Belarus, China, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, South Korea and Ukraine.

  • Cleveland-Cliffs’ Mehan named to run new Asia-Pacific division Dec 11, 2006

    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has appointed Richard R. Mehan to lead its newly created Cliffs Asia-Pacific business unit, which in part will seek potential acquisitions and partnerships for Cliffs.

  • Automakers make final plea before Thursday's ITC vote Dec 11, 2006

    A group of automakers is making one last push to convince the U.S. International Trade Commission to end duties on imports of corrosion-resistant steel.

  • Carbon plate prices hold steady as imports jump Dec 11, 2006

    End-use markets for carbon steel plate products continue to be strong, helping to at least partially offset rising import numbers and maintain steady prices.

  • Drilling bill passes Senate, heads to President [UPDATE] Dec 11, 2006

    Steel and other manufacturing associations are celebrating the passage of a bill over the weekend that will allow for increased exploration for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Drilling bill passes Senate, heads to President Bush Dec 11, 2006

    Steel and other manufacturing associations are celebrating the passage of a bill over the weekend that will allow for increased exploration for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Precision Castparts acquires GSC Foundries Dec 11, 2006

    Precision Castparts Corp., Portland, Ore., has purchased GSC Foundries Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

  • Cliffs’ Mehan named to head Asia-Pacific division Dec 11, 2006

    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, has appointed Richard R. Mehan to lead its newly created Cliffs Asia-Pacific business unit, which will in part seek potential acquisitions and partnerships for Cliffs.

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