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  • TMK Ipsco inks OCTG deal with Sooner Apr 03, 2014

    TMK Ipsco, the North American subsidiary of Russian pipemaker OAO TMK, has signed a full-line distribution agreement for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) with Sooner Pipe LLC.

  • Novelis to fight for scrap, step up investments Apr 02, 2014

    Novelis Inc. is prepared to compete hard for scrap to meet its recycled content goals and increased automotive demand, a company executive said.

  • Cheniere unit signs 20-year LNG export deal Apr 02, 2014

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc., has signed a 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with Spanish energy firm Endesa Generacion SA.

  • Battle is on to grab auto market share Apr 02, 2014

    Aluminum has great growth opportunities in the automotive sector, but the light metal faces stiff competition from new high-strength steels and composites, according to one industry expert.

  • TW Metals promotes two execs Apr 01, 2014

    TW Metals Inc. has promoted Rosemary Smith to commodity manager for flat-rolled and aerospace extrusions and Norwin Lilly to branch manager for the company’s Cincinnati and Charleston, W.Va., locations, the company said April 1.

  • Southwire to shut down seven facilities Mar 31, 2014

    Southwire Co. will close three production facilities and four distribution locations as part of consolidation efforts following its $786-million acquisition of electrical wire and cable manufacturer Coleman Cable Inc., a Southwire spokesman told AMM.

  • ClarkDietrich buys Trakloc system, expands offerings Mar 28, 2014

    ClarkWestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC has purchased the machinery, equipment and intellectual property necessary to produce the Trakloc cold-formed steel framing system.

  • BMW plans $1B investment at SC plant Mar 28, 2014

    BMW AG executives announced plans March 28 to invest $1 billion between 2014 and 2016 in the luxury automaker’s Spartanburg, S.C., plant.

  • Kobe Steel wins A350 titanium landing gear role Mar 28, 2014

    Kobe Steel Ltd. will supply titanium forgings to the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty unit of France’s Safran SA for the main landing gear of Airbus SAS’ A350 XWB (extra wide body) airliner.

  • Businesses should invest now: US economist Mar 28, 2014

    Metal businesses should ignore negative depictions of the current U.S. economy and expand, Copper and Brass Servicenter Association head economist Alan Beaulieu said.

  • Worthington to buy oil tank maker Mar 28, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc. has agreed to acquire the oilfield storage tank manufacturing division of Steffes Corp. in Dickinson, N.D., the company said in a statement March 28.

  • Alcoa rolls out lighter, more efficient wheel Mar 28, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has introduced a lighter heavy-duty truck wheel that the company said could help fleets reduce freight costs and fuel consumption.

  • CBSA taps Farmer as president Mar 28, 2014

    Farmer’s Copper Ltd. co-president Richard Farmer has been elected president of the Copper & Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA), taking over from Scioto Metals Inc. president Scott F. Immell.

  • Worthington’s net income jumps 9.4% Mar 27, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc.’s net income jumped 9.4 percent in its fiscal third quarter due in part to strong end markets despite severe winter weather that subdued much of its business, its top executive said.

  • Roller Die buys Pyramid Mouldings Mar 27, 2014

    HRH Capital LLC/Roller Die & Forming Inc. has acquired Pyramid Mouldings Inc., a Green Cove Springs, Fla.-based manufacturer of roll-formed products for the appliance, automotive, building products, solar and transportation industries.

  • McNeilus Steel installs cut-to-length line in Wis. Mar 27, 2014

    McNeilus Steel Inc. has installed a 0.500-inch cut-to-length line at the family operated full-line service center’s Fond du Lac, Wis., facility.

  • Herr-Voss Stamco commissions two lines at Cascadia Metals Mar 27, 2014

    Herr-Voss Stamco Inc. has completed commissioning of two state-of-the-art metal processing lines—a cut-to-length line and a Strand Extensioner slitting line—at Cascadia Metals Inc. in Brandon, Manitoba.

  • CN upgrading tank cars hauling diesel fuel Mar 27, 2014

    Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Railway) is upgrading its fleet of rail cars transporting diesel fuel amid safety concerns over tank cars carrying petroleum products after 47 people died last year in an accident in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.

  • Veritas appoints chief executive Mar 27, 2014

    Bridge manufacturer Veritas Steel LLC has hired Tracy Glende as president and chief executive officer, the company said in a statement March 27.

  • Superior names two interim co-chiefs to replace Borick Mar 27, 2014

    Superior Industries International Inc. has named two company officials as co-chief executive officers as the company continues to look for a successor to outgoing chairman, president and chief executive officer Steven J. Borick.

  • Ex-Spirit workers allege discrimination Mar 27, 2014

    A union representing employees at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has filed federal discrimination charges against the aerospace contractor, alleging that 10 workers were laid off last year due to age or medical conditions.

  • Aleris targets Asian aerospace growth Mar 27, 2014

    The Asian aviation industry is booming. As demand for air travel increases in step with the region’s growing affluence, so too does the need for new commercial aircraft.

  • Boeing builds airplanes in world's largest room Mar 27, 2014

    In a building some 25 miles north of Seattle, several thousand people are quietly going about their daily jobs.

  • Jury awards MM Steel $52M in antitrust case Mar 26, 2014

    A Texas federal court jury has awarded MM Steel LP $52 million in its lawsuit against a group of large steel mills and service centers for allegedly conspiring to drive the Texas steel distributor out of business.

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