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    Chicago company sees return to Made In USA

    Jul 02, 2015

    Companies that once moved manufacturing offshore are now reevaluating their decision amid returning cost advantages for U.S. manufacturing. More »

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    US auto sales stronger in June

    Jul 02, 2015

    Most U.S. automakers posted strong sales gains in June compared with a year earlier. More »

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    Aluminum premium up for first time in months

    Jul 02, 2015

    The Midwest aluminum premium has logged its first increase since January, finding support from a lower London Metal Exchange price and more stable premiums worldwide, despite the quiet summer spot market. More »

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    Copper scrap market quiet, pricing flat

    Jul 02, 2015

    Copper and brass scrap prices held steady this past week as market activity wound down for summer shutdowns, inventory management and the Independence Day holiday. More »

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    Unison to open NC office

    Jul 02, 2015

    British pipe and tube bending machine manufacturer Unison Ltd. plans to open a direct service and sales office in Asheville, N.C., after sales in the United States doubled in its last fiscal year. More »

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    Domestic rebar prices flat, defying scrap uptick

    Jul 02, 2015

    Domestic rebar prices were flat in June even though shredded scrap rose $30 per ton ($1.50 per hundredweight) as imports prevented higher pricing, producer and fabricator sources said. More »

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    Caterpillar laying off more workers

    Jul 02, 2015

    Caterpillar Inc. is indefinitely laying off another 35 employees and releasing 10 supplemental workers at its facility in Pontiac, Ill., due to decreased demand for large engines. More »

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    Nickel premiums still depressed

    Jul 02, 2015

    U.S. spot nickel premiums remain depressed, with suppliers blaming tumbling prices on the London Metal Exchange and a stagnant domestic oil and gas industry for continued weak demand. More »

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    Auto recycler faces 'hazardous waste' charge

    Jul 02, 2015

    An auto recycler has been accused of storing hazardous waste illegally and failing to adhere to previous compliance orders. More »

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    ATA appoints supply chain security exec

    Jul 02, 2015

    The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has promoted Boyd Stephenson to vice president of supply chain security and operations. More »

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    PSC Metals worker dies in accident

    Jul 02, 2015

    A PSC Metals Inc. shredder operator has died following a July 1 accident at one of the recycler’s yards in St. Louis. More »

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    Freeport's water rights transfer supported

    Jul 02, 2015

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a report that supports a law allowing Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to secure additional water rights for its Bagdad, Ariz., copper and molybdenum mine, although the law is being challenged by local officials. More »

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    Holiday notice

    Jun 30, 2015

    AMM’s offices are closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day, and there will be no issue that day. The New York Mercantile Exchange is also closed Friday. London Metal Exchange prices for July 3 will appear in the July 7 issue. More »

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  • 2015 trucking costs up, intermodal prices may decline

    U.S. truckload costs are expected to continue to rise this year following record highs in late 2014, although declines are anticipated for domestic intermodal rail prices, according to Cass Information Systems Inc. and Avondale Partners LLC.

  • Automotive demand continues to fuel metals sector

    With the year nearly halfway done, it is once again clear that the automotive market is the gem of the fleet, at least as far as steel and aluminum demand are concerned.

  • End games

    From the automotive sector to construction, service centers to the container industry, end-users and their demand for and consumption of steel products have changed with the times, creating headaches and new pathways for steelmakers.

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