Supply Chain

  • Stability governs SBQ demand, pricing Oct 21, 2013

    Special bar quality (SBQ) base prices have remained unchanged over the past six weeks, buyers said.

  • Alcoa, Army announce deal to improve combat vehicles Oct 21, 2013

    Alcoa Inc. will work with the U.S. Army to make a single-piece aluminum bottom, or "hull," for defense vehicles, the company said.

  • Alcoa rolls out new aluminum wheel alloy Oct 21, 2013

    Alcoa Inc. has announced the introduction of its “most advanced aluminum wheel alloy in 45 years,” the company said Oct. 21.

  • Regulators seek to close Exide lead smelter Oct 21, 2013

    California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has filed a petition with an independent administrative law panel for an order of abatement that would require troubled battery maker Exide Technologies Ltd. to close its Vernon, Calif., lead smelting facility.

  • ClarkDietrich files suit against stud group Oct 21, 2013

    ClarkWestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC, commonly known as ClarkDietrich, has accused the Certified Steel Stud Association (CSSA) and its three member companies of defamation.

  • Republic deliveries said still behind schedule Oct 21, 2013

    Republic Steel’s deliveries remain behind schedule despite the producer restarting its Canton, Ohio, melt shop about a month ago after replacing a transformer that failed Aug. 2, some customers said.

  • GM delays Oshawa line closure Oct 21, 2013

    General Motors of Canada Ltd. will extend production on the consolidated line at its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant until sometime in 2016 to meet projected consumer demand for the Chevrolet Impala Limited and Chevrolet Equinox vehicles.

  • Worthington finalizes China joint venture Oct 21, 2013

    Steel processor and distributor Worthington Industries Inc. has finalized an agreement with Nisshin Steel Co. Ltd. and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. to form a joint venture in China.

  • Olympic appoints director of operational excellence Oct 21, 2013

    Olympic Steel Inc. has appointed John Howard director of operational excellence, a new position.

  • Nucor reaping benefits of natural gas venture Oct 18, 2013

    Nucor Corp. is reaping the benefits of its onshore natural gas drilling agreement with energy company Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., according to president and chief executive officer John Ferriola.

  • US construction starts jump in Sept. Oct 18, 2013

    U.S. construction starts rose 13 percent in September from the previous month, boosted by a 24-percent jump in nonresidential building and a large steel project in Louisiana.

  • $7.6B in Mexican railway projects on board for ‘14 Oct 18, 2013

    The Mexican government has announced that it will tender three passenger train projects next year, representing investments of about 97 billion pesos ($7.57 billion).

  • A&S Liquidating accuses pipe makers of price fixing Oct 18, 2013

    A&S Liquidating Inc. has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Co. and McWane Inc. and their subsidiaries of conspiring to fix prices in the cast iron soil pipe and fittings market.

  • Pemex inks $2B credit line deal Oct 18, 2013

    Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos SA de CV (Pemex) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) for a $2-billion credit line to be used to finance various energy projects.

  • Government shutdown effect on steel unclear Oct 17, 2013

    Lawmakers raised the debt ceiling and refunded government programs late Oct. 16 after a 16-day shutdown, but the extent of the damage to the economy and the steel industry may not be felt immediately.

  • Empire Die Casting files for bankruptcy Oct 17, 2013

    Empire Die Casting Co. Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is seeking court approval to be acquired by a company that would operate it as a going concern.

  • Steel market shows stability in Fed’s summary Oct 17, 2013

    Eight of 12 federal reserve bank districts reported economic growth during an eight-week period through early October, with some cautious optimism evident in modestly higher business spending and hiring, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest economic conditions report.

  • Majestic Steel implements price increase Oct 16, 2013

    Majestic Steel USA Inc. has raised its prices effective immediately due to higher pricing from steelmakers.

  • Horsehead to open zinc oxide center in '14 Oct 16, 2013

    Horsehead Holding Corp. will open a zinc oxide distribution and service center in 2014 to serve what it describes as "a growing market in the southeastern region of the United States."

  • Baltimore port strike to cause delays Oct 16, 2013

    Ferroalloy importers and traders are bracing for delays at the port of Baltimore, where industrial action has brought cargo movements to a halt.

  • Lockheed moving armored vehicle production Oct 16, 2013

    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. will move production of a joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) to its Camden, Ark., manufacturing complex after its program partner announced plans to close the plant where the prototype vehicles were made.

  • GM starts up press at Texas plant Oct 16, 2013

    The first of three stamping presses is up and running at General Motors Co.’s $200-million stamping plant in Arlington, Texas.

  • EIG raises stake in Brazilian logistics firm LLX to 32.3% Oct 16, 2013

    U.S. private equity fund EIG Global Energy Partners LLC has increased its stake in Brazilian logistics company LLX Logística SA to 32.29 percent.

  • US steel distributors eye declines ahead Oct 15, 2013

    U.S. and Canadian service centers’ steel shipments were mixed in September, rising from a year earlier but falling vs. August, with the market’s course unclear.

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