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  • Steel maintains Edge in Ford crossover Feb 28, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. will outfit its next-generation Edge crossover vehicle with a double-sided pure zinc galvanized steel produced at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.’s Hamilton, Ontario, plant, the steelmaker said Feb. 27.

  • Weber said picked for large aero forging press Feb 28, 2014

    Weber Metals Inc. is in line to install the largest aerospace press in North America as it takes aim at a growing market for big forgings, industry sources said.

  • ITC considers revoking anti-dumping duties Feb 28, 2014

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is initiating a review to determine whether revoking anti-dumping duty orders on certain steel threaded rod and malleable iron pipe fittings from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry.

  • Steel faces challenges in auto: Shiloh chief Feb 28, 2014

    Despite a push by the steel industry toward making lighterweight components for the automotive market, steel manufacturers have their "work cut out for them," especially as aluminum applications continue to capture additional market share, Ramzi Y. Hermiz said.

  • Fed agrees to extend study of banks’ role Feb 28, 2014

    The U.S. Federal Reserve Board has extended its consultation on the role of banks in physical commodity activities by 30 days at the request of the American Bankers Association (ABA). Comments are now due April 16.

  • Bonnell revs up aluminum extrusion press Feb 27, 2014

    Bonnell Aluminum Inc. has started production at its new automotive extrusion line in Newnan, Ga.

  • Olympic Steel sees momentum carrying into ’14 Feb 27, 2014

    Olympic Steel Inc. narrowed its net loss in the fourth-quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, and saw its full-year net income more than triple thanks in part to $3.6 million in last-in first-out (Lifo) income associated with the tubular and pipe products segment.

  • Health-care law dents RTI’s earnings Feb 27, 2014

    RTI International Metals Inc. logged a net loss in the fourth quarter, due in part to uncertainty over the impact of new U.S. federal health-care regulations on the medical device business.

  • Navistar shifting mid-range engine production to Ill. Feb 27, 2014

    Commercial truck maker Navistar International Corp. plans to shift production of its mid-range engines to Melrose Park, Ill., from Huntsville, Ala., by this summer in an effort to consolidate capacity.

  • GrafTech tumbles into red in qtr., year Feb 27, 2014

    GrafTech International Ltd. spilled red ink in the fourth quarter, due in large part to lower earnings from its Industrial Materials segment.

  • Williams tapped to lead NOV Feb 27, 2014

    National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) has named Clay C. Williams as president and chief executive officer effective immediately, the company said in a statement.

  • Global engine production forecast to increase in ’14 Feb 27, 2014

    Global engine production will grow 3.5 percent this year, driven by demand for heavy duty and off-road units used in medium and heavy vehicles, according to a forecast by Power Systems Research Inc.

  • Canada investigating pipe, fittings on Keystone pipeline Feb 27, 2014

    Canada’s National Energy Board is investigating the pipe and fittings on TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline to the U.S. Midwest and the Gulf Coast from Hardisty, Alberta.

  • Crude via rail safety bar raised Feb 26, 2014

    The U.S. Transportation Department has banned rail shippers from moving crude oil in the lowest-strength grade of tank car, an emergency order issued Feb. 25 stated.

  • Airbus plans to boost A320 jet output Feb 26, 2014

    Airbus SAS said it will raise its build rate for its A320 aircraft family to 46 per month from 42 per month by the second quarter of 2016 due to a strong market outlook.

  • Kaiser, Boeing in recycling partnership Feb 26, 2014

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. and Boeing Co. have formed a closed-loop scrap recycling program that is expected to capture about 22 million pounds of aluminum alloy scrap over the next two years.

  • Legal wrangling continues over XL pipeline route in Neb. Feb 26, 2014

    Legal wrangling over the route of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska continues, with both sides claiming temporary victory.

  • Lockheed may extend metal supply deals Feb 26, 2014

    Lockheed Martin Corp. may take advantage of flat metal prices by extending some supply agreements while insisting on lower costs, an executive on the company’s F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter program said this week.

  • White House launches light metal initiatives Feb 25, 2014

    The U.S. government plans to spend $140 million on two public-private advanced manufacturing partnerships, including one devoted to light metals.

  • A.M. Castle falls deeper in the red Feb 25, 2014

    A.M. Castle & Co. fell deeper in the red in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier, due in part to seasonal trends and lower sales by its metals division.

  • Die casters see strong start continuing Feb 25, 2014

    The aluminum die casting industry expects the second quarter of 2014 to build on gains established in the first two months of the year.

  • MRC eyes international energy market Feb 25, 2014

    Anticipated growth in the global energy market was a major factor behind energy tubular distributor MRC Global Inc.’s recent acquisition of two international companies, executive vice president of supply chain management Gary A. Ittner told AMM.

  • More Boeing workers accept concessions Feb 25, 2014

    Boeing Co. has persuaded union workers at another of its facilities to accept concessions, including a change in pension benefits.

  • New York banker accused of insider trading Feb 24, 2014

    A New York investment banker has been accused of insider trading ahead of Precision Castparts Corp.’s (PCC’s) $2.9-billion acquisition of Titanium Metals Corp. (Timet) in November 2012.

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