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  • Reliance cautious on commodity tubulars Feb 20, 2014

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. continues to seek opportunities for growth in the energy sector—but not in commodity oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and line pipe, company executives said.

  • Dixie-Southern seeks to divest Ark. operation Feb 20, 2014

    Dixie-Southern Arkansas LLC has retained Heritage Equity Partners to help seek a buyer, investor or joint-venture partner for its Springdale, Ark., operation.

  • Gibraltar expects residential demand to stay strong in ’14 Feb 20, 2014

    A strong residential building market and improving industrial and infrastructure markets helped boost Gibraltar Industries Inc.’s fourth-quarter financial results, the company said Feb. 20.

  • ITA ruling will cap OCTG prices: Russel Metals Feb 20, 2014

    Russel Metals Inc. expects the U.S. Commerce Department’s preliminary decision on oil country tubular goods imports from eight countries—excluding South Korea—to put a cap on OCTG pricing.

  • Reliance outlook bullish despite lower profit Feb 20, 2014

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s net income slid 20.3 percent last year as higher sales volumes could not make up for lower prices, particularly in the fourth quarter.

  • Noranda mulling options in bid for reduced power rate Feb 19, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. has options if Missouri regulators do not approve a lower electricity price for the company.

  • Cold chills Noranda output, could inflate energy costs Feb 19, 2014

    Unusually cold and wet weather in the United States has hampered production and could drive up natural gas costs as well, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. executives said.

  • GM plans to increase use of aluminum in pickups Feb 19, 2014

    General Motors Co. has signed supply contracts with Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc. ahead of plans to increase the use of aluminum sheet in its next-generation pickup trucks by late 2018, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

  • Tubular shipments jump in January: MSCI Feb 19, 2014

    North American distributors’ shipments of carbon pipe and tubing increased sharply in January compared with the previous month, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data.

  • Boeing picks location to build 777X wing Feb 19, 2014

    Boeing Co. has picked Everett, Wash., as the production site for the new composite wing of its 777X airliner.

  • Airbus bolstering interest in China manufacturing plant Feb 19, 2014

    Airbus SAS is raising its interest in a Chinese composite manufacturing joint venture as it moves to raise that facility’s share of A320 airliner assemblies.

  • Aero destocking to hit aluminum plate: Kaiser Feb 19, 2014

    Spot prices for aluminum plate have tumbled into 2014 as mills fight for business by lowering tags, according to Kaiser Aluminum Corp.’s top executive.

  • Steel centers’ shipments pick up in January Feb 18, 2014

    Business conditions and demand appear to be looking up for U.S. and Canadian steel service centers, buy- and sell-side sources said, but a number of market participants said winter weather that has affected much of the United States has hurt shipping levels and will likely continue to do so.

  • Aluminum deliveries rise despite weather Feb 18, 2014

    North American aluminum shipments posted month-on-month gains in January, even as snow and cold cut short or eliminated shipping days for service centers across much of the region.

  • O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals taps Simons chief Feb 18, 2014

    Jeff Simons has been named president and chief executive officer of flat-rolled distributor O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals, the company said.

  • Aircraft programs expected to hurt Ducommun’s income Feb 18, 2014

    Ducommun Inc. expects to post pretax program-related charges of $14.1 million for the fourth quarter, partially offset by reduced accrued compensation expenses of $5.3 million, due in part to overaggressive bidding on two aircraft programs.

  • Rolls-Royce unit in $1B deal to build engines Feb 14, 2014

    A U.S. unit of Rolls-Royce Plc has signed a long-term agreement worth $1 billion with Lockheed Martin Corp. to deliver about 600 engines for the C130J Super Hercules military transport.

  • Drew’s earnings warming up despite winter freeze Feb 13, 2014

    Winter weather chilled Drew Industries Inc. operations in January, but the recreation vehicle (RV) parts maker expects to rebound in coming months amid continued strong demand.

  • Latest storm sidelines metal plants Feb 13, 2014

    Between the shutdown of federal government offices, thousands of canceled airline flights and power outages affecting up to a half million customers, the latest winter storm caused difficulties for scores of metal operations Feb. 12-13 across the Mid-South, Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • O’Neal sales people stranded as flights nixed Feb 13, 2014

    Even O’Neal Steel Inc. managers attending a meeting in Florida could not escape the winter weather problems. Seventeen sales managers were stranded in Miami following the meeting because flights to other Southeast cities—if routed through Atlanta—were canceled.

  • New port rules still hurdle for VLOCs Feb 13, 2014

    New port regulations on berthing released Feb. 11 by China’s Ministry of Transport continue to pose a setback for larger vessels like very large ore carriers (VLOCs).

  • M/K promotes three executives Feb 13, 2014

    Pipe and tubing distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC has promoted members of its sales and marketing teams.

  • Airbus posts jobs for Ala. facility Feb 12, 2014

    Airbus Americas is looking to fill the initial manufacturing positions for its Mobile, Ala., plant in a program that could include on-the-job training in Europe or China.

  • Some Timet output now pushing through SMC Feb 12, 2014

    Titanium Metals Corp. (Timet) is beginning to direct some of its production downstream through Special Metals Corp. (SMC), according to the top executive of parent company Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC).

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