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  • Senators call on Obama to grant Keystone XL approval Feb 06, 2014

    A bipartisan group of 10 Senators has called on President Obama to approve TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s final environmental assessment of the project.

  • Leeco expanding service in Gulf region Feb 06, 2014

    Steel plate distributor Leeco Steel LLC has announced its second expansion in two weeks, driven by customer demand for shorter supply routes to save on freight and related costs.

  • Radcliff Wire facing $109,340 penalty for safety allegations Feb 06, 2014

    Radcliff Wire Inc. is facing penalties totaling $109,340 for alleged serious and repeat violations of workplace safety standards.

  • Héroux-Devtek buys landing gear builder Feb 05, 2014

    Héroux-Devtek Inc. has moved into the global aircraft landing gear market with its purchase of two units of U.K.-based BBA Aviation Plc.

  • Canadian stainless fabricator expanding to SC Feb 05, 2014

    Canadian fabricator Accent Stainless Steel Manufacturing Ltd. will open its first U.S. operation in Horry County, S.C., by the end of the year in a move to expand its capacity and better serve East Coast customers, company vice president of manufacturing Balbir Sidhu told AMM.

  • Marmon/Keystone president Tim Spatafore to retire Feb 05, 2014

    Marmon/Keystone LLC president J.T. "Tim" Spatafore will retire March 31 after 46 years in the steel industry, including 40 years with the pipe, tubing and bar products distributor.

  • Severe winter takes shine off Jan. auto sales Feb 04, 2014

    The severe weather that has hammered much of the United States this winter chilled auto sales in January.

  • Import duties on magnets to remain in place Feb 04, 2014

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) have determined that revocation of anti-dumping duty orders on raw flexible magnets from China and Taiwan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to the U.S. industry.

  • Stainless wholesaler sued over invoices Feb 03, 2014

    A Pennsylvania stainless steel wholesaler is being sued for allegedly failing to pay invoices for stainless steel sheet and coil purchase orders, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania.

  • State Dept. report seen helping Keystone XL Feb 03, 2014

    Pipe and tube market participants expect the U.S. State Department’s final supplemental environmental impact statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to spur support for the project and potentially lead to its approval.

  • Tampa Port rebrands, but steel still core Feb 03, 2014

    The Port of Tampa has a new name, a new logo and a newly launched rebranding effort—one keyed to capitalize on the "sweet spot" location of what now goes by the name Port Tampa Bay, only a short trip by ship to Mexico and the closest U.S. port to the Panama Canal.

  • PMI down in Jan. as manufacturing slowed Feb 03, 2014

    Manufacturing activity continued to expand in January but at a less-frenetic pace, according to one key measure, with a number of manufacturers citing the severe winter weather.

  • OCTG prices hit low, but distributors upbeat Feb 03, 2014

    Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) distributors are more optimistic this year despite prices falling to multiyear lows in January.

  • Keystone XL pipeline clears State Dept. hurdle Jan 31, 2014

    The U.S. State Department has no significant concerns about TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, according to an assessment released Jan. 31.

  • Demand driving CarTech to lift Ti fastener stock capacity Jan 31, 2014

    Carpenter Technology Corp. plans to add 400,000 pounds of titanium finishing capacity in a move that is expected to boost its role in aerospace fasteners.

  • CarTech’s Sunil Y. Widge set to retire Jan 31, 2014

    Sunil Y. Widge is retiring from Carpenter Technology Corp. after nearly 40 years with the specialty steel and alloy producer.

  • Rain impacts Windimurra FeV output, sales Jan 31, 2014

    Atlantic Ltd.’s ferrovanadium production has been impacted by delayed maintenance at its Windimurra facility in Australia, which experienced a “major rain event” in late January, the company said in its latest quarterly production report.

  • Ball eyes extruded aluminum growth Jan 31, 2014

    Ball Corp. plans to continue expanding its extruded aluminum business “both organically and inorganically, via acquisition,” according to its top executive.

  • ATI sponge plant closure seen a non-issue Jan 31, 2014

    Allegheny Technologies Inc.’s (ATI’s) permanent closure of its Albany, Ore., titanium sponge plant is seen having little impact on the market, industry sources said, as ATI’s newer Utah plant sponge facility continues to pursue premium-grade qualification.

  • Boeing foresees smoother output of commercial jets Jan 31, 2014

    Boeing Co. expects fewer production risks after establishing cutting-edge technologies, such as the composites used to build the company’s 787 Dreamliner.

  • CarTech’s earnings fall on weaker aero, energy sales Jan 30, 2014

    Carpenter Technology Corp. sees "positive signs of growth" in its energy and aerospace end markets, president and chief executive officer William A. Wulfsohn said.

  • Metal shipments delayed by severe weather Jan 30, 2014

    Snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures have delayed metal product shipments by up to five days in some regions, especially around the Great Lakes, and transportation and logistics companies expect they won’t be able to make up for lost business due to customer facility closures.

  • New F-150 will mean longer summer shutdowns at Ford Jan 30, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. will shut down two U.S. plants for a combined 13 weeks this summer, executives said during the automaker’s Jan. 28 earnings conference call.

  • ThyssenKrupp nixes open house Jan 30, 2014

    ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. has canceled a Jan. 30 open house for its new service center in Woodstock, Ala., due to extreme weather conditions in the area.

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