Supply Chain

  • ArcelorMittal cooks up steel diet for pickups Sep 17, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA is aiming to help pickup trucks meet tougher fuel economy standards with advanced high-strength steels (AHSS).

  • Pacific Steel’s revolving credit line closes Sep 16, 2014

    Siena Lending Group LLC has completed a $15-million revolving credit facility for Pacific Steel Casting Co.

  • “Titanium cheaters” pose an ongoing threat Sep 15, 2014

    A lawsuit recently filed by United Technologies Corp. (UTC) shows that defense contractors are "still vulnerable" to an ongoing problem with "suspect" titanium that has persisted for 15 years, according to an aviation trade journal.

  • U.S. Steel wins OK to expand Minntac operations Sep 12, 2014

    U.S. Steel Corp. has received federal approval to expand its Minntac iron ore operations in Mt. Iron, Minn.

  • Anglo American to idle Peace River met coal ops Sep 12, 2014

    Anglo American Plc is planning to place its 1.5-million-tonne-per-year Peace River coking coal operations in British Columbia on care and maintenance at year-end

  • McNichols moving Ariz. metal service center Sep 11, 2014

    McNichols Co. is moving its Phoenix metal service center to a new site within the city that has improved access to major transportation arteries and an enhanced facility layout.

  • North River Capital acquires Indiana gear manufacturer Sep 11, 2014

    Private equity firm North River Capital LLC has bought a majority stake in Auburn Gear Inc., a manufacturer of wheel drives, axle drive components and specialty drives, for an undisclosed amount.

  • Two LNG projects win export approval Sep 11, 2014

    The U.S. Energy Department has given final authorization to Cameron LNG LLC and Carib Energy LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the United States.

  • A.M. Castle allows ‘poison pill’ to expire Sep 11, 2014

    A.M. Castle & Co.’s "poison pill" shareholder rights plan to defend against possible hostile takeovers has expired, the company’s top executive told AMM.

  • Young adults key to home construction rebound Sep 11, 2014

    The U.S. housing market may not get back on its feet until young adults have good jobs that will allow them to start families—or just move out of their parents’ basement, according to one housing industry expert.

  • Trucking, equipment outlook said mostly good Sep 10, 2014

    The outlook for the heavy equipment and commercial truck sector is mostly positive despite projected instability in agriculture and mining equipment, one industry analyst said.

  • Ala. fabricator facing OSHA fines for alleged violations Sep 10, 2014

    Diversified Fabricating Inc. is facing penalties totaling $73,500 for alleged safety and health violations at its facility in Oneonta, Ala.

  • Aluminum trend to continue: IHS analyst Sep 10, 2014

    Steel deserves credit for some of the 700 pounds Ford Motor Co. shed on its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, according to one automotive analyst.

  • Esmark in talks with tenants for retooled plant Sep 10, 2014

    Several large and midsized energy services companies are interested in moving to Esmark Inc.’s retooled Yorkville Energy Services Terminal, the former Ohio Cold Rolling Co., the company said.

  • Aerodyne Alloys appoints Mills territory manager Sep 10, 2014

    Specialty alloys distributor Aerodyne Alloys LLC has hired Mike Mills as territory manager for the company’s southeastern regional operations.

  • Construction index bounces back in Aug. Sep 10, 2014

    A nonresidential construction index gained 0.2 percent month on month in August, rebounding from a 5.7-percent decline in July, according to the McGraw Hill Construction division of New York-based McGraw Hill Financial.

  • IBC lands F-35 cast components contract Sep 09, 2014

    IBC Engineered Materials Corp. has won a $2-million contract to supply cast components for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

  • Auto suppliers need to go global: IHS Sep 09, 2014

    The outlook for the automotive industry is bright, but it’s a lot brighter for suppliers with a global footprint, according to one industry analyst.

  • Samuel to shutter Ambridge facility Sep 09, 2014

    Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. has decided to close its WorldClass Processing Corp. facility in Ambridge, Pa., following a "thorough performance review," the company said Sept. 9.

  • Timken to restructure aerospace business Sep 09, 2014

    Timken Co. is restructuring its underperforming aerospace business in a series of moves that will involve closing its United Kingdom bearing plant and discontinuing reporting the segment’s operating results.

  • New-breed auto steels offset costs: SMDI Sep 09, 2014

    Advanced high-strength steels such as ArcelorMittal SA’s recently unveiled Fortiform will allow automakers to avoid costly powertrain technology and still boost fuel economy, according to the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI).

  • Pennex resumes output after fire Sep 08, 2014

    Pennex Aluminum Co. briefly suspended production at its remelt plant in Greenville, Pa., Sept. 7 after local fire crews responded to reports of smoke at the facility.

  • IAM sees union membership growing Sep 08, 2014

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has added new members at some smaller companies in the Pacific Northwest even as it confronts strong concessionary pressures from Boeing Co., the largest employer of IAM members.

  • Tesla plans $5B battery ‘Gigafactory’ in Nev. Sep 08, 2014

    Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to build a $5-billion advanced battery "Gigafactory" in Nevada.

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