Supply Chain

  • ITC issues preliminary steel nail imports ruling Jul 11, 2014

    In a preliminary determination in a dumping and subsidy investigation, the U.S. International Trade Commission said there is a reasonable indication that U.S. industry is materially injured by imports of steel nails.

  • UAW forms local union at Tenn. VW plant Jul 11, 2014

    Despite losing a unionization vote at Volkswagen AG’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union has formed a local union chapter to represent workers.

  • Weak markets force General Cable restructure Jul 10, 2014

    A “lack of consistent momentum in utility and construction spending,” as well as underperforming assets abroad, were behind General Cable’s decision to restructure its business, executive vice president and chief financial officer Brian Robinson said.

  • Partnerships key to waterways revival Jul 10, 2014

    Public-private partnerships could help repair and expand U.S. waterways infrastructure, but progress will be slow, according to remarks made at a congressional policy panel July 10.

  • Iron ore shipments buoyed as Great Lakes water levels rise Jul 10, 2014

    Great Lakes iron ore shipments surged in June but year-to-date levels remain below normal due to winter-related delays.

  • Horsehead takes outage at Mooresboro Jul 09, 2014

    Horsehead Holding Corp. announced a “temporary outage” at its Mooresboro, N.C., zinc production facility July 8.

  • Scrap exports not impacted by port strike Jul 09, 2014

    Unionized truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., declared an indefinite strike July 7, alleging unfair labor practices in the use of independent contractors.

  • Lincoln Electric, NanoSteel sign global licensing deal Jul 09, 2014

    Lincoln Electric Co. has signed a worldwide licensing agreement for NanoSteel Co. Inc.’s proprietary weld overlay and thermal spray applications steel coatings technology.

  • Boeing 737 fuselages pulled from river Jul 08, 2014

    Emergency crews on July 8 were fishing out the last of three Boeing Co. 737 fuselage sections that tumbled into a stretch of the Clark Fork River near Rivulet, Mont., a spokeswoman for Montana Rail Link Inc. told AMM.

  • Sheet piles on way to iron ore project Jul 08, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA is shipping steel sheet piles to the Canadian Arctic where they will be used to build a dock to serve the steelmaker’s joint venture Mary River iron ore project on Baffin Island.

  • Ducommun wins 737 supply contracts Jul 08, 2014

    Ducommun Inc. said it has won several contracts to build titanium structural assemblies for Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX airliner

  • Metal One buys Canadian tubular distributor Jul 08, 2014

    Japan’s Metal One Corp. has purchased energy tubular distributor Cantak Corp. for an undisclosed amount to take advantage of growing steel demand from the Canadian energy sector.

  • US auto sales get boost from economy Jul 08, 2014

    Strong demand and an improved economic outlook helped bolster U.S. sales for most major automakers last month.

  • Metals sector could see M&A ramp up: KeyBanc Jul 07, 2014

    The next year could see increased merger-and-acquisition activity in the metals sector as markets improve, according to one analyst.

  • US, Canadian drilling increases Jul 07, 2014

    The number of drill rigs operating in both the United States and Canada climbed the week.

  • BMW plans $1-billion investment in Mexico Jul 03, 2014

    BMW Group’s commitment to globally balanced growth and the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) region took on a mega-dollar dimension July 3 when the premium automaker announced plans to build a $1-billion production plant near San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

  • Steel urges action on currency manipulation Jul 03, 2014

    The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) and 11 other trade groups have urged strong and enforceable provisions prohibiting currency manipulation in all future U.S. free-trade deals.

  • Flooding disrupts SSAB rail shipments Jul 03, 2014

    Flooding in the Quad Cities area has stopped rail shipments in and out of the SSAB Americas’ plate mill in Montpelier, Iowa.

  • West Coast port labor talks slowing scrap flow Jul 03, 2014

    The flow of scrap is being impacted by labor negotiations at West Coast ports despite no official disruption of port operations.

  • Constellium, UACJ break ground on Ky. plant Jul 02, 2014

    Constellium NV and United Aluminum Co. of Japan Corp. (UACJ) broke ground on a body-in-white plant in Bowling Green, Ky., two months after their initial site selection was announced.

  • Aluminicaste’s 850,000T stockpile a concern Jul 02, 2014

    U.S. aluminum extruders are growing concerned over a massive stockpile of aluminum extrusions being stored at a casting facility in Mexico.

  • GM plant resumes output after blast Jul 02, 2014

    Production has resumed at General Motors Co.’s stamping plant in Marion, Ind., after an explosion July 1 killed one worker and injured several others.

  • Greenbrier posts profit on tank car demand Jul 02, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. Inc. swung into the black in its fiscal third quarter as rail car backlogs surged while repair and retrofitting business is expected to be brisk.

  • Leggett & Platt to acquire Tempur assets Jul 01, 2014

    Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt Inc. has acquired Tempur Sealy International Inc.’s three U.S. innerspring component production facilities for $48 million, the companies said July 1.

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