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  • MSA names Moulder metals account manager Dec 02, 2008

    Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA) has hired Peter V. Moulder as an account manager for the Pittsburgh-based company’s metals and advanced manufacturing division.

  • Jemison Demsey promotes two executives Dec 02, 2008

    Jemison Demsey Metals has promoted two executives—Will Ernst and Joe Ross Merritt—to the respective posts of director of purchasing and materials manager.

  • Russel Metals completes Norton acquisition Dec 02, 2008

    Russel Metals Inc. has completed its purchase of Norton Metal Products Inc.

  • Prolamsa taps Winkel as US, Canada sales manager Dec 02, 2008

    Prolamsa USA has named Craig L. Winkel as sales manager of its U.S. and Canadian markets.

  • US auto crisis deepens as vehicle sales continue to plunge Dec 02, 2008

    Catastrophe seems to be the new norm for the North American auto industry as vehicle sales plunged off a cliff again last month, according to sales data released Tuesday by major automakers.

  • No sign of improvement in ‘bleak’ rebar market Dec 02, 2008

    Traders and buyers of steel reinforcing bar say that domestic orders are nearly nonexistent and import offers are being spurned as well. Prospects appear to be dim, even taking seasonal factors into account.

  • China to drive steel resurgence Cornier Dec 02, 2008

    A resurgence in Chinese government investment in construction and infrastructure will provide the spark to relight global steel demand, Christophe Cornier, executive vice president of ArcelorMittal SA, said Tuesday.

  • US stainless imports rise in October, Census says Dec 02, 2008

    U.S. imports of stainless steel products increased to 78,812 tonnes in October, according to Census Bureau preliminary figures released Tuesday.

  • Steel must adapt to survive downturn Dec 02, 2008

    The steel industry must adapt the way in which it operates to emerge from the current market downturn unscathed, Wim Plaizier, partner at A.T. Kearney Inc. in the Netherlands, said on Tuesday.

  • Webco earnings improve, foresees difficulties ahead Dec 02, 2008

    Webco Industries Inc. posted fiscal first-quarter net income of $5.08 million, a 9.1-percent jump from the same period a year earlier, on sales that rose 12 percent to $110.6 million.

  • ITC votes to nix dumping order on Turkey rebar Dec 02, 2008

    The International Trade Commission (ITC) voted Tuesday to revoke the existing anti-dumping duty order on steel reinforcing bar from Turkey.

  • ITC votes to nix dumping order on Turkey rebar Dec 02, 2008

    The International Trade Commission (ITC) voted Tuesday to revoke the existing anti-dumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey.

  • ArcelorMittal’s Georgetown mill to shut into mid-Jan. Dec 02, 2008

    ArcelorMittal USA Inc., Chicago, confirmed Tuesday that it will halt operations at its Georgetown, S.C., rod mill from Dec. 5 through Jan. 12.

  • USW taps Lunny for Canada post Dec 02, 2008

    The United Steelworkers union’s Western Canada district has appointed Scott Lunny as the new assistant to director Stephen Hunt.

  • Timken wins Indian Railways deal Dec 02, 2008

    Timken Co. has received a $16-million order to supply bearings for use on Indian Railways passenger and freight trains.

  • ArcelorMittal’s Georgetown rod mill to shut for 5 weeks Dec 02, 2008

    ArcelorMittal USA Inc., Chicago, confirmed Tuesday that it will halt operations at its Georgetown, S.C., rod mill from Dec. 5 through Jan. 12.

  • Rebar mart remains ‘bleak’ beyond seasonal factors Dec 02, 2008

    Traders and buyers of steel reinforcing bar say that domestic orders are nearly nonexistent and import offers are being spurned as well. Prospects appear to be dim, even taking seasonal factors into account.

  • US rig count slides, Canada up Dec 02, 2008

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States decreased by 75 last week, with the largest decrease in Oklahoma (down 14). Meanwhile, the rig count in Canada increased by six in the same comparison.

  • Raw steel production sags to 24-year low Dec 02, 2008

    U.S. raw steel output totaled 1,197,000 tons last week, down 11.2 percent from 1,348,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capability utilization rate of 50.2 percent. It was the lowest weekly total since December 1984, when 1,185,000 tons were produced.

  • US raw steel output sags to 24-year low Dec 02, 2008

    U.S. raw steel output totaled 1,197,000 tons last week, down 11.2 percent from 1,348,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capability utilization rate of 50.2 percent. It was the lowest weekly total since December 1984, when 1,185,000 tons were produced.

  • Worthington Industries taps Rose new chief of finance Dec 01, 2008

    Flat-rolled steel processor and distributor Worthington Industries Inc., has appointed B. Andrew Rose as its new chief financial officer, effective immediately. Rose succeeds John S. Christie, who retired from the Columbus, Ohio-based company in July.

  • ArcelorMittal laying off fewer workers Dec 01, 2008

    ArcelorMittal USA Inc., Chicago, has reduced the number of workers it is laying off at its Burns Harbor, Ind., plant by 80 percent as a result of a deal with the United Steelworkers union.

  • Supreme Court rejects Massey Energy appeal Dec 01, 2008

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined without comment to hear a Massey Energy Co. appeal of a $220-million jury verdict in favor of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Wheeling, W.Va.

  • China’s stainless mills lay down price floor Dec 01, 2008

    China’s major stainless steel producers have introduced guidance price floors for traders in hopes of stabilizing market prices.

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