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    SDI move seen upending SE coating market

    May 26, 2015

    Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) will become a formidable competitor in the Southeast once it installs a new paint line and Galvalume capabilities at its flat-rolled mill in Columbus, Miss., market sources said. More »

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    Upstate Shredding expands with first Canada buy

    May 26, 2015

    Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. is reaching out of the United States with a deal to purchase its first Canadian assets. More »

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    Auto sector boon for SBQ, Marcucci says

    May 26, 2015

    Gerdau Special Steel North America’s special bar quality (SBQ) business remains buoyed by the automotive sector, even as SBQ service centers have edged away from the market in recent months, company president Mark Marcucci said. More »

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    PCC chief unfazed by Alcoa's RTI acquisition

    May 26, 2015

    Precision Castparts Corp.’s top executive isn't losing any sleep over the impending acquisition of rival RTI International Metals Inc. by Alcoa Inc. More »

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    SDI idles Minnesota iron operations

    May 26, 2015

    Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) has decided to idle its Minnesota iron production operations for at least two years due to a crash in pig iron prices effective immediately. More »

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    Felman furnace remains offline

    May 26, 2015

    Felman Production LLC has no immediate plans to bring the second furnace at its New Haven, W.Va., silicomanganese plant back online, attributing the continued idling to current market conditions. More »

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    ISA sells second noncore asset

    May 26, 2015

    Industrial Services of America Inc. (ISA) has sold its second noncore asset as it works to restore the company to profitability. More »

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    W. Coast dockworkers ratify labor deal

    May 26, 2015

    West Coast dockworkers have voted to ratify a new labor agreement with waterfront employers, bringing a yearlong dispute to a close. More »

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    American Tubular Products joins HSS hike

    May 26, 2015

    American Tubular Products has become the second mill in the West Coast region to join an industrywide move to boost hollow structural sections (HSS) tubing prices. More »

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    Consumer recycling of UBCs up as industry slips

    May 26, 2015

    U.S. recycling rates for used beverage cans (UBCs) showed mixed results for last year, with the consumer rate rising while the industry rate eased marginally, according to a report from the Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute. More »

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    Columbia Falls equipment slated for auction

    May 26, 2015

    Demolition has commenced at the Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. LLC facility in Columbia Falls, Mont., with leftover equipment and raw materials to be sold, a spokesman for the company confirmed. More »

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    Croix replaces Adams at Borusan's US ops

    May 26, 2015

    Josh Croix has been tapped as Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. Inc.'s chief commercial officer following the recent departure of George W. Adams, a company spokeswoman said. More »

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    Bill aims to regulate trucking hiring standards

    May 26, 2015

    New legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would standardize best practices for hiring safe trucking companies in an effort to protect shippers and brokers from liability claims. More »

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