Supply Chain

  • Airbus receives first A350 nose section Sep 27, 2011

    The first nose section for the A350 XWB has been delivered to Airbus SAS for assembly on the European aircraft manufacturer’s newest airliner.

  • Steel plate comes full circle at Peddinghaus Sep 27, 2011

    Peddinghaus Corp. uses heavy steel plate to build machinery that punches, drills, cuts and mills, well, heavy steel plate.

  • Volvo CE growth plans committed to North America Sep 27, 2011

    Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) said its manufacturing plant in Shippensburg, Pa., will become the headquarters of the company’s newly formed Americas sales and marketing region.

  • Creditors force trailer maker into liquidation Sep 27, 2011

    A Middlebury, Ind., trailer maker, facing hard times as it continues to lay off its workforce, is being sued by a Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) subsidiary, and a group of creditors has been successful in asking U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Indiana to force the company to involuntarily file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

  • Accuride sells auto unit, lowers outlook Sep 27, 2011

    Steel and aluminum wheels manufacturer Accuride Corp. divested subsidiary Fabco Automotive Corp. on Tuesday and revised full-year sales and earnings estimates downward, responding in part to changes in product mix.

  • Dietrich pledges $125M to alma mater Sep 27, 2011

    Retired steel magnate William S. Dietrich II, who earlier this month pledged $265 million to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, has now pledged $125 million to the University of Pittsburgh—the largest individual gift to the university in its 225-year history.

  • Ala. coke maker faces fines for worker's death Sep 27, 2011

    A Birmingham, Ala.-based coke maker is facing $124,000 in fines for more than two dozen alleged violations stemming from an investigation into a worker’s death earlier this year.

  • Cliffs idling Renewafuel, plans to sell facility Sep 27, 2011

    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. will idle its underperforming Renewafuel LLC manufacturing plant and is considering selling the asset.

  • Mixed reactions to highway funding Sep 27, 2011

    A six-month extension to a transportation bill has drawn mixed reactions from the logistics sector as executives hail the move as a crucial step forward but say that a longer-term solution is necessary to meet the nation’s ailing infrastructure needs.

  • Industry leaders voice regulatory concerns Sep 26, 2011

    Overregulation on the domestic front paired with unenforced import duties are causing confusion and frustration in the steel manufacturing sector, industry leaders told the American Wire Producers Association’s Government Affairs Conference in Washington.

  • Fabrication contract to China sparks outrage Sep 26, 2011

    A U.S. contractor has decided to award an $18-million contract to a Chinese company to fabricate steel girders for a new railroad bridge in Alaska, igniting controversy in the West.

  • US, Canadian drilling inches up Sep 26, 2011

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States rose by six last week, while Canadian drilling activity inched up by three rigs compared with a week earlier.

  • Ex-Massey worker jailed for forging foreman credentials Sep 23, 2011

    A former Massey Energy Co. employee who pleaded guilty to using forged foreman credentials while working at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine (UBB) in West Virginia has been sentenced to prison.

  • UTC paying $16.5B cash for Goodrich Sep 22, 2011

    The acquisition of Goodrich Corp. by United Technologies Corp. (UTC) would combine two major suppliers of engines and airframe components to the aerospace industry as well as a major helicopter builder.

  • UAW extends Chrysler labor deal, turns sights to Ford Sep 22, 2011

    The United Auto Workers union is turning its focus to Ford Motor Co. after temporarily extending a labor pact with Chrysler Group LLC.

  • Moody’s downgrades Fiat; outlook bleak Sep 22, 2011

    Moody’s Investors Service Inc. has downgraded the corporate family rating and probability of default rating of Fiat Industrial SpA, the Torino, Italy-based automaker and parent company of Chrysler Group LLC, to Ba2 from Ba1.

  • Port of Baltimore leading US in auto foreign trade activity Sep 22, 2011

    The Port of Baltimore posted a record first half in light vehicle freight, handling more international auto tonnage than any other U.S. port—including New York, which handled the most vehicles in 2010.

  • Seaway iron ore, coal shipments rise in Aug. Sep 22, 2011

    Iron ore shipments on the St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 1,353,000 tonnes in August, a 4.5-percent increase from 1,295,000 tonnes the previous month, while shipments of 465,000 tonnes of coal jumped 28.8 percent from 361,000 tonnes in the same comparison, according to St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. data.

  • Arcelor awards mine contract Sep 21, 2011

    Work is about to get underway at ArcelorMittal Mines Canada Inc., which plans to spend more than Canadian $2.1 billion ($2.12 billion) to boost annual iron ore concentrate output by 10 million tons at its Mont Wright Mine near Fermont, Quebec.

  • Amid production shortfalls, mines lower expectations Sep 21, 2011

    Alpha Natural Resources Inc. and Walter Energy Inc. have revised their guidance downward on lower shipments.

  • Moody's upbeat about GM, UAW labor pact Sep 21, 2011

    The tentative agreement between General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers union was welcomed by Moody’s Investors Service.

  • L.B. Foster delivers decking for Pa. bridge rehab project Sep 21, 2011

    L.B. Foster Co. has completed delivery of 37,000 square feet of grid deck, made of coated steel, to rehabilitate the roadway of the Boston Bridge in western Pennsylvania.

  • Bombardier slashing CRJ output on low orders Sep 21, 2011

    Bombardier Inc. will cut production of its mainstay CRJ regional airliner in January due to a "reduced pace of orders."

  • Seattle looks to be No. 1 in Pacific trade Sep 21, 2011

    The Port of Seattle is aiming to maintain market share amid the promised surge of business for East Coast and Gulf Coast ports as a result of the completion of the Panama Canal expansion.

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