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  • Service center veteran Milton Lampros dies May 23, 2014

    Milton J. Lampros, founder and retired president of Portland, Ore., distributor Lampros Steel Inc., who served more than six decades in the West Coast mill and service center industries, died May 21.

  • Sen. urges action in Russian ferrosilicon case May 23, 2014

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) has accused Russian ferrosilicon exporters of undermining the U.S. Commerce Department’s anti-dumping investigation by “withholding key information necessary to determine the duties that would be imposed on Russian imports.”

  • Pacific Steel Casting selects buyer May 23, 2014

    Pacific Steel Casting Co. has chosen a buyer for the company but won’t identify it yet, a spokeswoman said this past week.

  • O’Neal unit earns P&W laser OK May 23, 2014

    United Performance Metals Inc. has received "laser beam metal removal" approval from aircraft engine builder Pratt & Whitney Corp. (P&W).

  • Accuride, UAW in accord at Pa. plant May 22, 2014

    Accuride Corp. has reached a new labor deal with unionized workers at its Erie, Pa., aluminum wheel manufacturing plant, it said.

  • Shiloh results driven higher by auto growth May 22, 2014

    Shiloh Industries Inc.’s results improved in its fiscal second quarter due in part to market share gains and improved North American automotive production volumes.

  • Nonresidential drives US construction starts May 22, 2014

    The value of U.S. construction starts rose in April, driven by gains in nonresidential building, as construction activity has begun to recover from severe weather earlier this year.

  • Revstone Industries assets sold in restructuring May 22, 2014

    Revstone Industries LLC has completed the sale of its MW Texas Die Casting Inc., Metavation LLC and Vassar Foundry businesses and Contech Castings’ Dowagiac facility.

  • 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.

  • Water infrastructure bill to provide relief for steel industry, AISI says May 21, 2014

    Water infrastructure legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives May 20 brightens the prospects for the iron and steel industry, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute.

  • ITC keeps duties on Chinese electrodes May 21, 2014

    Anti-dumping duties on imports of small-diameter graphite electrodes from China will remain in place.

  • Johnson Brass idles foundry after accident May 21, 2014

    Alloy machining company Johnson Brass & Machine Foundry Inc. has shut down its foundry during an investigation into the cause of a May 19 accident that injured eight people.

  • Judge moves patent suit vs. Ball, MillerCoors May 21, 2014

    A federal judge in Texas has transferred a patent lawsuit against Ball Corp. and MillerCoors LLC to U.S. District Court in Colorado.

  • Ball wins tax break to expand Texas facility May 20, 2014

    Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp. will expand its Conroe, Texas, facility to manufacture a new metal beverage container product.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Worthington to expand cab unit in SC May 20, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc. is planning a $2.5-million expansion at the South Carolina manufacturing operations of its engineered cabs unit.

  • Union Electric Steel names Carson sales, marketing vp May 19, 2014

    Union Electric Steel Corp. has hired Mark A. Carson as vice president of sales and marketing of global operations, the forged and cast roll manufacturer said May 19.

  • Boeing’s Muilenburg to skip Russian forum May 19, 2014

    Boeing Co. vice chairman, president and chief operating officer Dennis A. Muilenburg won’t attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum hosted by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

  • Composites could capture more of aero: Boeing May 19, 2014

    Aluminum alloys will remain key for commercial airplane manufacturers, although composite materials are likely to capture additional market share in the long term, especially if producers of composites are able to reduce overall costs, according to an executive at Boeing Co.

  • 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.

  • Heard tapped to lead Gibraltar May 19, 2014

    Gibraltar Industries Inc. has named Frank Heard president and chief executive officer, the company said.

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