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  • Mill output adversity lifts flat-rolled prices

    Apr 18, 2014

    Flat-rolled prices have increased over the past week as integrated mills in the Midwest struggle to keep up with contracted automotive business amid the seasonally busier spring months, and as outages and weather-related disruptions rock the supply chain, market sources said. More »

  • Plate prices flat as import fears grip market

    Apr 18, 2014

    Plate prices have failed to gain momentum from a pickup in business activity, market sources said, in large part because mills and buyers were said to be on guard about a potential surge in imports. More »

  • W. Coast tube producers raise prices

    Apr 18, 2014

    West Coast producers of structural steel tubing raised prices $40 per ton ($2 per hundredweight) in a move market sources believe will see some initial success, but may face long-term challenges. More »

  • Market split on India ferrous scrap prices

    Apr 18, 2014

    Market sentiment is divided on the direction of ferrous scrap prices into India, as mills and traders await the results of national elections that could either spur or freeze economic activity, sources said. More »

  • Bill to aid AK’s Ashland facility passes

    Apr 18, 2014

    The Kentucky Senate recently passed an incentive bill that could help AK Steel Corp. reline its blast furnace in Ashland, Ky., according to the bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Tanya Pullin. More »

  • Insteel expects favorable ruling in trade case

    Apr 18, 2014

    Insteel Industries Inc. expects a favorable ruling in the pending trade case against Chinese wire rod producers and sees no shortages in the U.S. rod market as a result, the company’s top executive said. More »

  • NW Pipe wins Texas water transmission order

    Apr 18, 2014

    Northwest Pipe Co. has won an order to provide water transmission pipe for section 15-1 of the Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL) in Texas. More »

  • Midwest aluminum premiums inch up

    Apr 18, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums inched up over the past week, with market participants claiming that rising demand and limited domestic supply will continue to support current premium levels in the near term. More »

  • Improving weather boosts zinc premiums

    Apr 18, 2014

    Special-high-grade zinc premiums edged up this past week amid improving weather conditions, market participants said. More »

  • Aluminum scrap prices hold steady

    Apr 18, 2014

    The aluminum scrap market was mostly unchanged this past week as prices continued to follow the steadiness seen in primary aluminum. More »

  • British recycler sues Aleris in payment dispute

    Apr 18, 2014

    British aluminum recycler Alutrade Ltd. is suing Aleris International Inc. for allegedly failing to pay for more than 2.3 million pounds of UBCs, according to documents filed April 15 in U.S. District Court in Ohio. More »

  • Ferroalloy contract offtake going strong

    Apr 18, 2014

    Ferroalloy contract offtake has remained strong so far in the second quarter, producers and traders said, with spot prices rising across the board as a result. More »

  • Mexico may issue lax emissions plan: RSR

    Apr 18, 2014

    Lead-acid battery recycler RSR Corp. is concerned about an upcoming proposal on lead emissions standards in Mexico, citing significant gaps in the country’s regulatory framework and dangers to human health and the environment. More »

  • Keystone XL timeline extended

    Apr 18, 2014

    The U.S. State Department has extended the timeline for eight federal agencies to submit their views on TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, due to ongoing litigation in the Nebraska Supreme Court. More »

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Steel

  • ArcelorMittal calls for boost to US ice-breaking capacity

    ArcelorMittal SA wants U.S. lawmakers to push ahead with a bill aimed at bolstering the nation’s ice-breaking capacity and to repair and update its waterways in the wake of one of the worst winters in decades.

  • Armco Metals in deal to buy iron ore trader for $46M

    Armco Metals Holdings Inc. has entered an agreement to purchase a 100-percent stake in iron ore mining and trading company Draco Resources Inc., the company said April 16.

  • SDI looks to ramp up output at Ind. mill: exec

    Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) is planning to ramp up production at its new high-precision, small-diameter special bar quality (SBQ) rolling mill at its Pittsboro, Ind., long products facility.

  • W. Coast tube producers raise prices

    West Coast producers of structural steel tubing raised prices $40 per ton ($2 per hundredweight) in a move market sources believe will see some initial success, but may face long-term challenges.

  • Keystone XL timeline extended

    The U.S. State Department has extended the timeline for eight federal agencies to submit their views on TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, due to ongoing litigation in the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Scrap

  • Cobra Trading taps Tom Kirk to help improve US footprint

    Cobra Trading LLC has appointed Tom Kirk as Midwest regional manager to help strengthen its geographic reach, the scrap brokerage firm said.

  • Aluminum scrap prices hold steady

    The aluminum scrap market was mostly unchanged this past week as prices continued to follow the steadiness seen in primary aluminum.

  • Market split on India ferrous scrap prices

    Market sentiment is divided on the direction of ferrous scrap prices into India, as mills and traders await the results of national elections that could either spur or freeze economic activity, sources said.

  • Mexico may issue lax emissions plan: RSR

    Lead-acid battery recycler RSR Corp. is concerned about an upcoming proposal on lead emissions standards in Mexico, citing significant gaps in the country’s regulatory framework and dangers to human health and the environment.

  • British recycler sues Aleris in payment dispute

    British aluminum recycler Alutrade Ltd. is suing Aleris International Inc. for allegedly failing to pay for more than 2.3 million pounds of UBCs, according to documents filed April 15 in U.S. District Court in Ohio.

Nonferrous

Supply Chain

  • Weber press to boost aerospace titanium use

    Weber Metals Inc. will build a new 60,000-ton aerospace forging press in California that will boost its titanium requirement and bring the company into the market for nickel-alloy forging inputs, president and chief executive officer J. Rick Creed confirmed.

  • Stainless shipments continue uptick: MSCI

    North American shipments of stainless steel continued to improve last month, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data.

  • Lincoln Electric steel analyst Ron Breese dies

    Ronald George Breese, corporate steel analyst at Lincoln Electric Co., passed away April 10 at the age of 68, the welding and cutting company said in a statement.

  • Future Metals opens 9th facility

    Future Metals LLC, an affiliate of pipe and tubing distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC, has opened its ninth metal service center.

  • Steel shipments rise as output falls: MSCI

    North American steel service centers’ shipments rose in March as production problems and lingering weather-related logistic disruptions hampered output from mills.

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