Supply Chain

  • Worthington appointment targets mergers Apr 14, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc. has hired Joe Hayek as vice president of mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate development, "a newly created position focused on identifying and acquiring new businesses," it said in a statement April 14.

  • Varsteel installing Herr-Voss leveling package Apr 14, 2014

    Varsteel Ltd. has signed Herr-Voss Stamco Inc. to retrofit the service center’s Lethbridge, Alberta, plant with the coil processing equipment supplier’s Enhanced Leveling Technology (ELT). The value of the contract was not disclosed.

  • Stainless distributor exec Fred Ulbrich Jr. dies Apr 14, 2014

    Frederick (Fred) Christian Ulbrich Jr., chairman and former chief executive officer of Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc., died April 12 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He was 83.

  • Olympic Steel promotes executives Apr 11, 2014

    Olympic Steel Inc. has promoted Stephen Reyes to vice president of sales and marketing for flat-rolled products.

  • Senators call on Obama for pipeline decision Apr 11, 2014

    Eleven Senate Democrats have called on President Obama to make his final decision on TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline by May 31.

  • Drew Industries sells presses; outsourcing extrusion needs Apr 11, 2014

    Drew Industries Inc. will exit the aluminum extrusion business and outsource its extrusion requirements with the sale of three extrusion presses to Atrium Windows & Doors Inc., a company official told AMM.

  • Worthington prices $250M in senior notes (UPDATED) Apr 10, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc. has priced its $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026.

  • Fourth generation joins Sandmeyer Steel Apr 10, 2014

    R. Paul Sandmeyer III has joined Sandmeyer Steel Co. as materials procurement manager, the stainless steel and nickel alloy plate processor and distributor said April 10.

  • Great Lakes shipping delays seen continuing Apr 10, 2014

    Shipments of iron ore and coal on the Great Lakes will likely remain delayed in April due to fallout from severe winter weather, Glen G. Nekvasil, vice president of the Lake Carriers’ Association, told AMM.

  • House judiciary chairman rips CFTC, LME Apr 10, 2014

    U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) ripped the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the London Metal Exchange for what he said was a "slow" response to long waits for aluminum at exchange-listed warehouses.

  • Wheatland Tube signs up sales partner Apr 09, 2014

    New Century Sales Inc. will represent Wheatland Tube Co.’s electrical conduit, elbows, couplings and nipple electrical products in northern, central and south-central Indiana.

  • Brass mill imports, exports rise in Feb. Apr 09, 2014

    U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in February compared with the same month last year, according to the latest statistics from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • Alcoa bullish on aero, auto demand Apr 09, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. doesn’t expect cyclicality in the aerospace market for the next decade and is more concerned with having enough capacity to meet automotive demand than about overcapacity.

  • Boeing to stop C-17 output ahead of schedule Apr 08, 2014

    Boeing Co. is ending output of the C-17 Globemaster III earlier than originally planned, cutting off production of one of the largest per-plane consumers of aerospace aluminum and titanium.

  • China asks WTO to set up dispute panel on US dumping cases Apr 07, 2014

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been asked by China to set up a dispute settlement panel to consider the U.S. application of “targeted dumping” and the use of “zeroing” in anti-dumping proceedings involving a number of imported products.

  • ITC expedites anti-dumping review on graphite electrodes Apr 07, 2014

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to expedite its five-year anti-dumping duty administrative review on imports of small-diameter graphite electrodes from China to determine whether revoking the order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury.

  • Commerce sets dumping margins on steel nail imports Apr 07, 2014

    In the final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review on imports of steel nails from China from Aug. 1, 2011, to July 31, 2012, the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued weighted-average dumping margins ranging from 3.92 to 41.91 percent for individual companies and a China-wide rate of 118.04 percent.

  • Greenbrier to double tank car capacity Apr 07, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. plans to double its capacity to manufacture rail tank cars in the next 18 months.

  • Electralloy marine casting certified Apr 04, 2014

    Specialty and stainless steel melter Electralloy has received certification from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to produce steel castings for marine applications, the company said April 3.

  • 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.

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