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  • 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.

  • Kinder Morgan to build 213-mile pipeline Mar 26, 2014

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP is planning a 213-mile, 16-inch pipeline from Apache County, Ariz., to its Cortez pipeline in Torrance County, N.M.

  • WTO rules for US in dispute vs China Mar 26, 2014

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has sided with the United States in a dispute over export restrictions by China on tungsten, molybdenum and 17 rare earths elements, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman said March 26.

  • Aero growth set to buoy aluminum demand Mar 26, 2014

    Historically high order books at Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS are set to keep the aerospace industry buoyant for some time.

  • Aircraft makers focus on raw materials Mar 26, 2014

    Buy-to-fly is the latest buzzword in aerospace, and it’s already making an impact on the raw materials that commercial aircraft makers are selecting.

  • ITC keeps anti-dumping duties on innerspring units Mar 25, 2014

    In a five-year sunset review, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to maintain duties on imports of uncovered innerspring units from China, South Africa and Vietnam.

  • Commerce ends anti-dumping duties on ball bearings Mar 25, 2014

    In the final results of an anti-dumping duty sunset review of imports of ball bearings from Japan and the United Kingdom, the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has revoked the duty orders as no domestic interested parties filed a notice of intent to participate.

  • Jordan Cove Energy Project OK’d to export LNG Mar 25, 2014

    Jordan Cove Energy Project LP has received conditional approval to export liquefied natural gas to countries that don’t have a free-trade agreement with the United States.

  • Trustee objects to Pacific Steel attorney Mar 25, 2014

    The bankruptcy trustee for Pacific Steel Casting Co. has objected to the appointment of an attorney seeking to represent the company until certain issues are resolved.

  • Sanctions vs. Russia to slow Bombardier deals Mar 24, 2014

    Economic sanctions against Russia for its action in Ukraine likely will slow the closing of a sales deal for $3.4 billion in Bombardier Inc. aircraft, as well as an agreement to assemble aircraft in Russia.

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