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  • Rio Tinto agrees to LNG export terminal Feb 12, 2014

    Rio Tinto Plc has entered into an option agreement to sell or lease a portion of its wharf in Kitimat, British Columbia, to LNG Canada for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, according to a company statement.

  • Truck makers bullish on N. American market Feb 11, 2014

    Truck builders and their suppliers seem to be bullish on North American demand in 2014, based on executives’ recent comments.

  • US protests India’s policy on solar products Feb 11, 2014

    The United States has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with India on its domestic content requirements for solar cells and solar modules.

  • Commerce rescinds countervailing duty review Feb 11, 2014

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has rescinded a countervailing duty administrative review of imports of kitchen appliance shelving and racks from China from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012, after petitioners Electrolux North America Inc., Electrolux Home Products Inc. and Electrolux Major Appliances withdrew their request.

  • Metals employment shrinks in January Feb 11, 2014

    Primary metal producers and metal fabricators saw employment levels fall last month compared with December, shedding a combined 10,600 jobs, according to nonseasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • PCC to decide on fastener stock by year-end Feb 11, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) will reach a make-or-buy decision on gaining aerospace fastener stock capacity by year-end, its top executive said Feb. 6 in a live webcast during an investment industry conference in New York.

  • CarTech to open production facility in China Feb 10, 2014

    Carpenter Technology Corp. will open its first Chinese production facility in the "early summer," according to a senior executive at the specialty and premium alloy producer.

  • Majestic Steel targets new products, markets Feb 10, 2014

    After years of focusing internally, Majestic Steel USA Inc. is looking to grow its presence in big ways, according to president Todd Leebow.

  • ATI buys alloy component manufacturer Feb 10, 2014

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) has acquired alloy component manufacturer Dynamic Flowform Corp. for an undisclosed sum, the specialty steel producer said Feb. 10.

  • US drilling falls, Canada rises Feb 10, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States fell by 14 last week.

  • F-150 a ‘game changer’ for aluminum: Novelis Feb 10, 2014

    The introduction of an aluminum-intensive pickup truck will be a "game changer" for both the automotive and aluminum industries, according to Novelis Inc., which reported a rise in its fiscal third-quarter net income on the back of higher global shipments.

  • TMK moving up the value chain in tubulars Feb 07, 2014

    TMK Ipsco, the North American arm of Russian pipe and tube maker OAO TMK, has been working to move up the value chain in energy tubulars in light of a well-supplied market.

  • ITC keeps duties on steel wire hangers Feb 07, 2014

    Anti-dumping duties on imports of steel wire garment hangers from China will remain in place.

  • Ranger Steel names Eckel sales chief Feb 07, 2014

    Ranger Steel Services LP has promoted Tom Eckel to national sales manager.

  • Aerospace growth to remain ‘vibrant’: Alcoa Feb 07, 2014

    Aerospace growth is expected to remain "vibrant" in both the near and long term, according to a senior executive at aluminum producer Alcoa Inc.

  • Greenbrier to design new oil tank cars Feb 06, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. will design a new generation of tank cars to meet expected new safety standards for moving oil and other hazardous freight while also making retrofits for "legacy" tank cars.

  • ITC expediting review of innerspring imports Feb 06, 2014

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to expedite its five-year review of anti-dumping duty orders on imports of uncovered innerspring units from China, South Africa and Vietnam to determine whether revocation of the orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury.

  • Hot-rolled prices weaken on lower order outlooks in Feb. Feb 06, 2014

    Winter weather is partly to blame for sluggish flat-rolled steel sales during the first week of February, service center buyers told AMM.

  • 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.

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