Supply Chain

  • Dennen Steel opens new Mississippi facility Oct 17, 2012

    Dennen Steel Corp. has opened its newly built coil processing center at Yellow Creek State Inland Port in Iuka, Miss.

  • Aluminum to gain vs. steel in auto: Ducker Oct 17, 2012

    The "stars are aligned" for the aluminum industry as automotive manufacturers increasingly turn to the lightweight metal to reduce vehicle weight, although the steel industry won’t go down without a fight, Ducker Worldwide LLC managing director Richard Schultz said.

  • US aluminum shipment rate rises Oct 16, 2012

    U.S. aluminum distributors logged a slight increase in shipping rates in September, according to Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data.

  • Boardwalk Pipeline purchases PL Oct 16, 2012

    Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has purchased a remaining 65-percent interest in PL Midstream LLC from Boardwalk Pipeline Holdings Corp. for $269 million.

  • USTR seeks comment on auto trade complaint Oct 16, 2012

    The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office is inviting public comment on a complaint filed at the World Trade Organization against allegedly subsidized autos and auto parts from China.

  • Welded Tubes earns auto industry certification Oct 16, 2012

    Welded Tubes Inc. has received an ISO/TS 16949:2009 management system certificate, indicating that it can make steel tubular products to stringent auto industry standards.

  • Castle names former airline executive Dolan to top post Oct 16, 2012

    Metals distributor A.M. Castle & Co. has appointed Scott Dolan as president and chief executive officer effective Monday.

  • Mexican auto view upbeat despite mart’s ‘lost decade’ Oct 16, 2012

    The short-term outlook for Mexico’s automotive industry is positive, but the industry experienced "a lost decade" because domestic sales stalled from 2001 to 2011, according to the head of the country’s auto industry association.

  • World auto sales above pre-recession levels Oct 15, 2012

    The global automotive market has continued to soar past pre-recession levels as expanding Asian markets drive demand, but sales of new vehicles in the United States will still fall short of their pre-recession levels in 2012, analysts said at Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Auto Industry Hot Topics Conference in New York.

  • Press Forge leader Jeffrey Carlton dies; stressed independence Oct 15, 2012

    Jeffrey Carlton, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of Press Forge Co., died Sept. 24, the aerospace and energy industry supplier said.

  • RTI starts up Martinsville titanium mill Oct 12, 2012

    RTI International Metals Inc. has begun commercial titanium production at its new Virginia mill products facility as commercial aircraft builder Airbus SAS emphasized the plant’s importance to its escalating metal requirements.

  • Mining capital investments set to grow: Foster Wheeler Oct 12, 2012

    While global economic uncertainty plagues the commodities markets, capital-intensive projects in the metals and mining sector are expected to increase in the near term, according to an executive at engineering and construction firm Foster Wheeler USA Corp.

  • Roadblocks ahead for world metals, mining sector: AMEC Oct 12, 2012

    The global metals and mining sector likely will encounter a number of hurdles as it moves forward, according to Peter Jessup, vice president of supply chain management at London-based consultancy group AMEC Plc.

  • Anvil International snaps up NAP Oct 11, 2012

    Anvil International LLC has acquired North Alabama Pipe Corp. (NAP) in a bid to boost its offerings of fabrication equipment and other products.

  • UTC, P&W launch supply chain plans Oct 11, 2012

    United Technologies Corp. (UTC) and its Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine unit are establishing a "demand aggregation" strategy for raw materials that purchasing executives say will tie together their procurement efforts from mine to scrap.

  • USTR seeks comment on Chinese duties on US vehicles Oct 11, 2012

    The U.S. Trade Representative is requesting public comment on anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by China on certain U.S. automobiles.

  • Commerce sets import duties on steel wire hangers Oct 11, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued final dumping margins of 69.98 to 125.43 percent on imports of steel wire garment hangers from Taiwan.

  • USTR seeks comment on imports from China Oct 11, 2012

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting public comment on U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duties on various imports from China.

  • Commerce sets duties on solar cell imports Oct 11, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has set final subsidy and dumping margins on imports of silicon photovoltaic cells (solar cells) from China.

  • Obama awards $20 million to help boost manufacturing Oct 11, 2012

    The Obama administration has announced $20 million in awards aimed at supporting U.S. manufacturing and creating jobs across the country.

  • Die casters cautiously optimistic about 2013 Oct 10, 2012

    Die casters are cautiously optimistic about demand for 2013, although many said at the North American Die Casting Association’s Die Casting Congress and Exposition in Indianapolis that margins from the automotive sector continue to be tight.

  • Auto veteran Bob Lutz joins NanoSteel board Oct 10, 2012

    NanoSteel Co. has appointed automotive industry veteran Bob Lutz to its board of directors in a move it says brings big-name support to the company’s 10-year project to develop a new family of high-strength steels.

  • Clarification: Kloeckner Metals pauses M&A Oct 10, 2012

    A story in the Oct. 10 edition said Kloeckner Metals Corp. has long-term plans to expand westward. The company has since clarified that its long-term growth plans will be specifically focused on the Great Plains region.

  • Salzgitter Mannesmann lawsuit claims steel shipment damaged Oct 09, 2012

    Steel trader Salzgitter Mannesmann International (USA) Inc. has filed a lawsuit against a Russian carrier for alleged damage to a steel product shipment into the Port of Houston from Ukraine.

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