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  • ITA corrects ruling on imports of folding metal tables, chairs Nov 28, 2011

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has corrected the language in the final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review of folding metal tables and chairs from China.

  • US, Canada drilling falls slightly Nov 28, 2011

    NEW YORK — The number of drill rigs running in the United States slipped by one last week, with an eight-rig decline in Texas largely offset by gains elsewhere, while Canadian drilling activity fell by three rigs compared with the previous week.

  • Deficit standoff could threaten steel industry Nov 23, 2011

    With the implosion last week of efforts to rein in the U.S. deficit, steel and manufacturing industry executives are questioning whether the failure of the "super committee" to complete its task will translate into deep cuts in areas key to a domestic economic recovery.

  • Steel players join Pa. manufacturing group Nov 23, 2011

    A new council was formed this week to promote, sustain and advance manufacturing in Pennsylvania.

  • Steel nail probe vs. UAE in final stretch Nov 23, 2011

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduling the final phase of countervailing and anti-dumping duty investigations for certain steel nails (shaft up to 12 inches) from United Arab Emirates.

  • Final phase of refrigerator probe scheduled Nov 23, 2011

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduling the final phase of countervailing and anti-dumping duty investigations for bottom-mount combination refrigerator-freezers from South Korea and Mexico.

  • ITC scheduling final phase of wheel probe Nov 23, 2011

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduling the final phase of countervailing and anti-dumping duty investigations for certain steel wheels (18- to 24.5-inch diameter) from China.

  • ITC probes roller bearing imports from China Nov 22, 2011

    The International Trade Commission (ITC) is conducting a full five-year review to determine whether revocation of the anti-dumping duty order on tapered roller bearings from China would likely lead to material injury.

  • Auto emission rules to boost aluminum, steel Nov 22, 2011

    A proposed tightening in fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards could heighten a long-running battle between the steel and aluminum markets in the vehicle manufacturing arena.

  • Steel foundry slapped with multiple fines Nov 21, 2011

    Columbus Castings Co. has been ordered to pay $825,000 and install additional devices at its plant to prevent air pollution after pleading guilty in July to six counts of alleged Clean Air Act violations.

  • Strong coal demand spurs equipment maker Magnum to grow Nov 21, 2011

    Magnum Steel Works Inc. will quadruple its size over the next four years and could add 150 jobs.

  • Balli suing ArcelorMittal unit over met coal deal Nov 21, 2011

    An international trading company is suing a division of ArcelorMittal USA LLC for more than $10 million and has accused the company of reneging on its delivery of metallurgical coal in a rising price environment.

  • Samuel looks to further grow US stance Nov 21, 2011

    Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. is progressing toward its goal of expanding its U.S. footprint—especially in the Midwest and Southeast markets—with a new location in Florida and with its upcoming acquisition of Toledo, Ohio-based Doral Steel Co.

  • Contractors Steel adds plate processing system Nov 21, 2011

    Contractors Steel Co. has installed a new Peddinghaus plate processing system at its Belleville, Mich., service center.

  • Deere nabs Swedish Steel Prize Nov 21, 2011

    Agricultural, timber management and landscaping equipment maker Deere & Co. has won the 2011 Swedish Steel Prize.

  • PMA appoints new leadership Nov 21, 2011

    P.J. Thompson, president of Trans-Matic Manufacturing Co. Inc. in Holland, Mich., has been elected chairman of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) for 2012.

  • Accuride adds aluminum wheel capacity in Mexico Nov 21, 2011

    Accuride Corp. has completed the initial expansion of its aluminum wheel production capacity in Mexico.

  • Marmon/Keystone adds stainless bar depot Nov 21, 2011

    Pipe and tube distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC has added a stainless hollow bar depot at its Los Angeles branch.

  • US, Canadian drilling slows Nov 21, 2011

    The number of drill rigs operating in the United States fell by 15 last week, led by Oklahoma (down four) and New Mexico (down three), and Canadian drilling activity fell by 13 rigs compared with a week earlier.

  • Platte River buys aerospace titanium supplier Nov 19, 2011

    Platte River Ventures LLC has added privately owned titanium converter Sierra Alloys Co. to its stable, a buy that represents "a new platform" for the company in titanium and specialty alloys, managing director Greg Sissel said.

  • Metalformers cautious heading into ’12: PMA Nov 18, 2011

    Metalformers don’t have a crystal-clear view into next year or even into next quarter, but some seem to expect slow, steady growth, as do most of their customers, despite a survey of 132 companies by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) that seems to indicate otherwise.

  • Cosma acquires four foundries from die caster Nov 18, 2011

    Cosma International, a subsidiary of Tier I automotive supplier Magna International Inc., has agreed to acquire four aluminum foundries from BDW Technologies Group.

  • Mart rattled as MF Global begins payout plan Nov 18, 2011

    A New York judge’s decision to expedite payment to some MF Global Inc. customers is good news for copper market participants, but it hasn’t alleviated long-term concerns incited by the company’s bankruptcy filing.

  • Patriot Coal rejigs management Nov 18, 2011

    Patriot Coal Corp. is realigning management at its Appalachia complexes as it gears up for a metallurgical coal expansion plan.

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