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    Cold-rolled tags slip as trade case said near

    May 22, 2015

    Prices for imported cold-rolled coil have edged down again amid intensified chatter of potentially imminent cold-rolled and corrosion-resistant trade cases. More »

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    Constellium, Novelis at odds on recycling goals

    May 22, 2015

    Constellium NV has lashed out at rivals' aluminum recycling practices, claiming that focusing on recycled content goals that include process scrap does little to improve the sustainability of the packaging industry. But competitor Novelis Inc. disagrees. More »

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    Copper premiums flat in dead market

    May 22, 2015

    Copper cathode market players continue to lament slow end-market demand during a historically busy time of the year, with U.S. premiums flat again this past week amid soft demand and oversupply. More »

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    Aluminum encouraged by 2017 Wrangler

    May 22, 2015

    The aluminum industry remains upbeat about the anticipated increased use of aluminum on the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, despite automaker FCA US LLC saying the vehicle will probably not be as aluminum-intensive as Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 pickup. More »

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    Gerdau completes ramp up at Mich. SBQ mill

    May 22, 2015

    Gerdau Special Steel North America has ramped up reasonably well after completing significant upgrades at its Monroe, Mich., special bar quality (SBQ) mill, a company executive said. More »

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    Flat-rolled direction hazy, prices flat

    May 22, 2015

    Flat-rolled steel prices are holding steady amid disagreement over which direction the market might take next. More »

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    Vulcanium looks to tap Japanese titanium mart

    May 22, 2015

    Vulcanium Metals International LLC is looking to tap the Japanese titanium market through a long-term representation agreement with Itochu Metals Corp. More »

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    House to consider new trade case legislation

    May 22, 2015

    Legislation altering trade case law has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, with language that parallels trade legislation already approved by the full U.S. Senate. More »

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    Ferrovanadium, silicomanganese prices fall

    May 22, 2015

    Expected increases in ferrovanadium spot pricing have failed to materialize so far, while the majority of bulk and noble alloy suppliers are now seeing the market slide into a summer slowdown. More »

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    Smelters turn sights to UBCs, mill-grade scrap

    May 22, 2015

    Secondary aluminum smelters are purchasing used beverage containers (UBCs) and mill-grade aluminum scrap items in lieu of regular smelter-grade scrap, prompted by sustained deterioration in prices for all grades. More »

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    Tenn. recyclers face annual inspections

    May 22, 2015

    Tennessee recyclers will face annual inspections under a new partnership between the Tennessee Scrap Recyclers Association (TSRA) and the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI). More »

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    Fabrication mart positive, but only for some

    May 22, 2015

    The domestic fabrication industry seems to be looking up, buoyed by low steel and aluminum prices, although that strength may be for only select industries and geographies, according to one market analyst. More »

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    Holiday notice

    May 20, 2015

    AMM’s offices are closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, May 26. More »

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