Supply Chain

  • Shipbuilder Ingalls awarded $483M Coast Guard order Sep 12, 2011

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.’s shipbuilding division has received a $482.8-million fixed-price-incentive-firm contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build a fifth National Security Cutter.

  • Iron ore shipments fall 7% in August, coal down 4 % Sep 12, 2011

    Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes exceeded 6.55 million net tons last month, down 7 percent from July but up 9 percent from 6.01 million tons in August 2010, according to the Lake Carriers Association.

  • Revstone hires Cramton, Bagby for key posts Sep 12, 2011

    Revstone Industries LLC has named Kevin G. Cramton as chief executive officer and Kevin P. Bagby as chief financial officer.

  • Enbridge investing $1.2B in Canada oil sands pipeline Sep 12, 2011

    Enbridge Inc. plans to spend $1.2 billion to build a "twin" pipeline to the southern section of its existing Athabasca pipeline.

  • US, Canada drilling slows down Sep 12, 2011

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States fell by 10 last week, with the biggest decline in Texas (down 14), and Canadian drilling activity slipped by two rigs compared with the previous week.

  • Manufacturers find skilled workers hard to come by Sep 12, 2011

    The manufacturing sector is finding it difficult to find skilled labor, including welders, machinists, mechanics, electricians and sheet metal workers, even amid sustained high unemployment in the United States.

  • Standstill deal thwarts takeover of Mueller Sep 09, 2011

    Mueller Industries Inc. appears to have staved off a potential takeover for at least the next two years by signing a standstill agreement with a holding company that had been slowly increasing its stake in the copper products manufacturer.

  • Americans torn on manufacturing: survey Sep 09, 2011

    Americans recognize manufacturing’s importance to the U.S. economy. They’re just not crazy about working in manufacturing themselves or having their kids do so.

  • Stocks soar as Walter fights takeover rumors Sep 09, 2011

    Share prices for Walter Energy Inc. are soaring on speculation that it is a takeover target even as the metallurgical coal and coke maker denies that any deal is in the works.

  • USTR Kirk nominates two to WTO body Sep 09, 2011

    Thomas Graham and John Greenwald have been nominated by U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk to serve on the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body.

  • Record floods swamp steel, aluminum firms Sep 09, 2011

    Various metals industry players suffered shutdowns or slowdowns Friday as severe weather and heavy rains continued to pummel parts of the East Coast.

  • 3 Texas companies join to build NGL pipeline Sep 09, 2011

    Three Texas energy firms have joined forces to build a 580-mile natural gas liquids (NGLs) pipeline in their state.

  • Marmon/Keystone employees ratify contract Sep 09, 2011

    Marmon/Keystone LLC’s unionized production workers in Butler, Pa., have ratified a labor agreement at the service center operation.

  • USW calls Hofmann Industries’ lockout 'illegal' Sep 09, 2011

    Hofmann Steel Industries Inc.’s unionized workforce has filed a case with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board contending that a lockout at the company’s operations in Pennsylvania is illegal.

  • Primoris bags $56.5 million in pipeline-related contracts Sep 09, 2011

    Primoris Services Corp. has booked roughly $56.5 million in new contracts related to pipeline work, it said Thursday.

  • WSP shares skyrocket on $548M loan Sep 08, 2011

    WSP Holdings Ltd. shares jumped Thursday on news that the energy tubulars producer had restructured its short-term debt with a new $548-million credit facility.

  • LME chief defends aluminum stockpiling Sep 08, 2011

    Martin Abbott, chief executive of the London Metal Exchange, did not mince words when speaking about LME warehouses stockpiling millions of tonnes of aluminum.

  • US Steel's Surma bullish on natural gas Sep 07, 2011

    Confident in the future of shale-derived natural gas, U.S. Steel Corp. has commissioned its second natural-gas filling station for vehicles at its Irvin Plant in West Mifflin, Pa.

  • New plane orders help lift Bombardier’s net income Sep 07, 2011

    A boost in new plane orders helped Bombardier Inc.’s earnings jump 52.9 percent in its fiscal second quarter on a 17.4-percent rise in sales.

  • Flat-rolled buyers won't build inventories Sep 07, 2011

    Flat-rolled steel buyers remain cautious as uncertainty clouds the market, although they are sure of one thing: no one plans to increase inventory levels over the next three months.

  • American Steel Coalition re-forms Sep 07, 2011

    Market participants up and down the supply chain have joined forces to relaunch the American Steel Coalition (ASC), a grassroots organization intended to garner support for pro-manufacturing policies on Capitol Hill.

  • Aero titanium prices inch up in ‘boring’ market Sep 07, 2011

    Aerospace titanium continues to trade in a relatively narrow pricing band as buyers look for clues that next year might see a strong move upward.

  • Silgan finalizes its $25M buy of Purina can making assets Sep 07, 2011

    Packaging products maker Silgan Holdings Inc. has completed its $25-million purchase of Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.’s steel can manufacturing assets.

  • US company will acquire 14 coking coal mines in China Sep 07, 2011

    L&L Energy has entered letters of intent to acquire 14 coking coal mines in China’s Guizhou province.

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