Supply Chain

  • W. Coast protests cause minor port delays Dec 13, 2011

    West Coast ports resumed normal operations Tuesday morning after Occupy demonstrators caused minor delays and setbacks at some terminal operations Monday.

  • Commerce delays decisions on Chinese products Dec 13, 2011

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has postponed to March 30 its preliminary decisions in anti-dumping duty administrative reviews of certain steel threaded rod as well as front-seating service valves from China from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011, citing difficulty in the analysis.

  • GM, Teijin team to develop high-tech fiber for vehicles Dec 13, 2011

    General Motors Co. and a Japanese partner will codevelop advanced carbon fiber composite technologies for potential high-volume global use in its cars, trucks and crossover vehicles.

  • Ryerson acquires steel bar specialists Dec 12, 2011

    Metals processor and distributor Ryerson Inc. has acquired a trio of steel service center operations and a logistics company in one big purchase.

  • Metal execs see real growth softening Dec 12, 2011

    A survey of more than 50 chief financial officers across a broad range of metal, mining and metal fabrication companies found that optimism about the state of their industries has cooled, with expectations for industry expansion falling significantly.

  • Ghirardelli joining Paul Mueller board Dec 12, 2011

    Stainless steel tank maker Paul Mueller Co. has named John J. Ghirardelli to its board of directors effective Jan. 1, the company said Monday.

  • Shale-Inland, 3M launch coating tech partnership Dec 12, 2011

    Shale-Inland LLC has partnered with 3M Co. to develop and market a number of new "disruptive" coating technologies, including an alternative to traditional paint for use in the automotive and appliance end-use sectors, the company’s top executive told AMM.

  • Junior miner finds success in Appalachia coal Dec 12, 2011

    A junior coal miner has been successfully obtaining permits in the Appalachian basin despite a regulatory environment that is heavily weighted against applicants, according to two company executives.

  • Alloys Unlimited & Processing boosts capacity Dec 12, 2011

    Alloys Unlimited & Processing Inc., a Mineral Ridge, Ohio-based steel bar processor and distributor, has increased its cutting capabilities.

  • ADF banking on W. Canada as US weakness hurts results Dec 12, 2011

    ADF Group Inc.’s fiscal third-quarter results were hurt by the effects of a weak U.S. economy, a strong Canadian dollar and lower-margin contracts.

  • US drilling slows, Canada rises Dec 12, 2011

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States fell by six last week, led by Louisiana (down 10), while Canadian drilling activity jumped by 20 rigs compared with the previous week.

  • US challenging EU’s claims it removed Airbus subsidies Dec 09, 2011

    The United States is formally challenging the European Union’s claims that it complied with a World Trade Organization (WTO) request to remove Airbus SAS aircraft subsidies.

  • Severstal says RG didn’t make $13.5M payment Dec 09, 2011

    Severstal U.S. Holdings LLC has once again sued RG Steel LLC over finances associated with RG Steel’s acquisition of Severstal assets.

  • China a full WTO member on 10th year of accession Dec 09, 2011

    China will become a full member of the world’s largest trade group Sunday at the completion of its 10th year of accession.

  • Boeing seals four-year labor deal with IAM Dec 09, 2011

    Boeing Co. has set the stage for a ramp-up in production with a labor agreement that assures peace with its largest union for the next four years.

  • Housing crisis could linger another 12 years: Ritholtz Dec 09, 2011

    Excess housing stocks built up during the real estate bubble could take up to 12 years to work through, a financial analyst said at the Minor Metals Trade Association’s annual dinner in New York.

  • Grand Cache execs accused of insider trading Dec 08, 2011

    The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has alleged that a group of Grande Cache Coal Corp. executives engaged in insider trading.

  • ASD elects Lisa Goldenberg as its first female president Dec 08, 2011

    Lisa Goldenberg, chief operating officer of Delaware Steel Co. of Pennsylvania, has been elected president of the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD). Her term will begin at the ASD’s annual meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., next March.

  • Port of Houston braces for steel growth Dec 08, 2011

    Steel shipments through the Port of Houston are poised to reach 4.4 million tons this year, an increase of at least 60 percent from 2010, and the expansion of the Panama Canal could mean even further growth ahead, according to a port executive.

  • Peabody buys shares in coal supplier Winsway Dec 08, 2011

    Peabody Energy Corp. has acquired a 5.1-percent equity interest in Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Ltd. through a series of share purchases.

  • Steel distributors hold stocks level ahead of hikes Dec 07, 2011

    The $40- to $50-per-ton price hikes that a number of steel mills are seeking for hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated flat products aren’t encouraging service centers to build inventories, despite the fact that many say they are experiencing good order rates.

  • Ryerson opens 2d service center in Mexico Dec 07, 2011

    Ryerson Inc. has opened a new 80,500-square-foot Mexican facility at one of the largest industrial parks in the Tijuana business area as it pushes to provide full-service metals distribution and processing services to major markets in that country.

  • Kazakhstan looks to value-added products Dec 07, 2011

    Kazakhstan’s metals and mining industry will increasingly focus on producing value-added products in order to capture the full value of the country’s raw materials, Erlan A. Idrissov, the central Asian country’s ambassador to the United States, told AMM Wednesday.

  • Alpha to pay $209M in Massey mine disaster Dec 07, 2011

    Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has agreed to pay $209 million in connection with the criminal investigation of the explosion that killed 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch metallurgical coal mine in West Virginia in April 2010.

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