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  • Southern energy tubular demand said booming Jul 17, 2014

    Southern energy tubular demand is said to be robust as line pipe projects are in the execution stage, while last week’s ruling in an oil country tubular goods (OCTG) trade case against nine countries has spurred some speculative buying, according to market sources.

  • Vulcanium adding non-titanium products Jul 17, 2014

    Titanium distributor Vulcanium Metals International LLC is adding an inventory of non-titanium products as it looks to expand in the medical market.

  • Freight carrier sues Essar Steel Algoma Jul 17, 2014

    CSX Transportation Inc. is suing Essar Steel Algoma Inc. for allegedly failing to pay common carrier freight charges.

  • Conbraco denies violating alloy patents Jul 17, 2014

    Conbraco Industries Inc. is asking a federal court in North Carolina to rule that it has not violated two patents for copper alloys held by Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. Ltd.

  • Driver shortage raising freight rates: ATA Jul 17, 2014

    Climbing freight rates have been a problem for both consumers and producers in the metals industry, and they are expected to rise further due to a shortage of truck drivers and delays in federal infrastructure spending, according to the top economist at the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

  • MTI expanding capabilities with 1,200-ton forming press Jul 17, 2014

    Metal Technology Inc. (MTI) has installed a 1,200-ton press at its Albany, Ore., facility that will expand its deep-draw and forming capabilities for titanium and other metals.

  • Aluminum gets boost from aerospace, autos Jul 16, 2014

    North American service center aluminum shipments in June moved higher as strong demand from the automotive and aerospace industries continued to bolster orders.

  • Steel shipments jump on strength in autos Jul 16, 2014

    The summer doldrums may be less dull than usual this year as service center shipments ramp up due to customer restocking and improved demand from the automotive sector.

  • Aurubis Buffalo faces lawsuit Jul 16, 2014

    Freight broker Command Transportation LLC is suing copper and brass mill Aurubis Buffalo Inc. for allegedly failing to pay shipping charges totaling nearly $222,000.

  • Steel still on top despite Camry shift: SMDI Jul 16, 2014

    Automotive steel proponents said that the material is in wide use today and should remain so due to its superior cost-benefit breakdown, despite reports that Toyota Motor Corp. is intensifying the use of aluminum in its 2018 Camry.

  • Ex-Harsco exec says US wrong country to try suit Jul 16, 2014

    A judge in Harsco Corp.’s trade secrets violation lawsuit is considering the defendants’ claim that the dispute would be more fitting for a courtroom in England rather than the United States.

  • Blaze knocks out power at High Steel plant Jul 16, 2014

    Full operations at one of High Steel Structures LLC’s plants in Lancaster, Pa., likely won’t resume until July 21 after the facility suffered an electrical fire that knocked out power to two fabrication bays, a company official said.

  • Commerce to name data chief Jul 16, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department will hire its first-ever chief data officer, but AMM has been told that no changes are in the works for metals-related data.

  • Falcon Steel to pay vendors in full Jul 16, 2014

    Falcon Steel Co. will not require debtor-in-possession financing to pay its vendors despite its recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, which was undertaken mainly to restructure some of its bank notes.

  • Ford, GM opt out of steel antitrust settlement Jul 15, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. have opted out of a multimillion-dollar legal settlement over claims that U.S. steelmakers unfairly fixed steel prices, although it is unclear why the automakers have denied themselves some initial compensation

  • Severstal wins approval to acquire MSC Jul 15, 2014

    A bankruptcy court judge has given the go-ahead to a deal under which Severstal US Holding LLC would acquire bankrupt RG Steel LLC’s stake in coke producer Mountain State Carbon LLC (MSC) for $30 million.

  • Copper, brass service center shipments tumble Jul 15, 2014

    Copper and brass shipments by service centers dropped in May compared with a year earlier, according to Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA) data.

  • VW to build SUV at Tennessee facility Jul 15, 2014

    Volkswagen AG will invest $900 million to produce a new midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV) at its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant.

  • Bombardier Ontario workers strike Jul 15, 2014

    Workers at Bombardier Inc.’s Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant have gone on strike to protest what they say are company demands for steep concessions on pensions and benefits.

  • Samuel starts operation in China to serve aerospace Jul 14, 2014

    Canada’s Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. has officially opened a 22,000-square-foot facility in Chengdu, China, about 1,100 miles west of Beijing, where it will service the supply chain needs of Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corp. (CAC) and Aviation Industries Corp. of China (AVIC).

  • Cliffs brands Casablanca plan a ‘fire sale’ Jul 14, 2014

    Iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has criticized key selling points of activist investor Casablanca Capital LP’s plan for the mining company, the latest in a series of increasingly heated exchanges between the two companies.

  • Drilling picks up in US, Canada Jul 14, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States rose by one last week, while Canadian drilling activity climbed.

  • Port truck drivers end strike for ‘cooling off’ period Jul 14, 2014

    Unionized truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., have called off their strike, according to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • LME, banks face another zinc lawsuit Jul 11, 2014

    Galvanizers Co. has filed a class-action lawsuit against the London Metal Exchange, Glencore Xstrata Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and their respective warehousing units over alleged warehouse manipulation that it claims has driven up U.S. zinc premiums

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