• Labor injunction vs. Novelis tossed Sep 09, 2014

    An injunction by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) preventing Novelis Corp. from allegedly denying employees the right to seek representation for the purposes of collective bargaining at its Oswego, N.Y., aluminum sheet plant has been rejected by a judge.

  • Lawmakers seek duties on imported extrusions Sep 09, 2014

    Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the Commerce Department to apply anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of 5000-series extrusions from China.

  • Globe, CC Metals appeal ruling vs. Russian FeSi Sep 09, 2014

    Globe Specialty Metals Inc. and CC Metals & Alloys LLC have launched an appeal against the U.S. Commerce Department’s negative anti-dumping determination on imports of Russian ferrosilicon.

  • US lead exports up sharply in first four months of year Sep 09, 2014

    U.S. lead exports increased 51.4 percent to 85,100 tonnes in the first four months of this year from 56,200 tonnes in the same period last year, largely due to a 68.3-percent jump in shipments of ores and concentrates to 67,500 tonnes from 40,100 tonnes, according to the latest data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

  • Exide seeks nod on $4.95M Pacific Chloride settlement Sep 09, 2014

    Exide Technologies Ltd. is seeking bankruptcy court approval of an agreement that would allow the company’s insurers to pay a $4.95-million claim for damages stemming from a fire at its former Shreveport, La., lead-acid battery manufacturing plant.

  • DLA sells ferrochrome for $4.15M Sep 09, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials sold ferrochrome to Hickman, Williams & Co., Russian Ferroalloys Inc. (RFA) and Varomet Corp. for a combined $4.15 million in August.

  • US silicon output, shipments increase strongly in first half Sep 08, 2014

    U.S. production of silicon-bearing metals increased 10.3 percent in the first half of this year and net shipments jumped 15.9 percent compared with the same period last year.

  • Freight fears weigh on aluminum billet contracts Sep 08, 2014

    Concerns over spiking freight costs are impacting negotiations for next year’s aluminum billet contracts, market participants told AMM, noting that freight-related charges could increase by up to 20 percent in 2015.

  • Ford's F-150 raw material costs may double Sep 08, 2014

    The cost of raw materials for Ford Motor Co.’s new aluminum-intensive F-150 pickup could more than double from its existing steel-heavy model, according to one analyst’s estimate.

  • Muted zinc premiums seek direction Sep 05, 2014

    Ballooning terminal market prices have kept zinc premiums muted, despite consumers increasing production as they emerge from the summer doldrums.

  • Primary copper mart yet to regain losses from recession Sep 05, 2014

    U.S. manufacturers of primary copper products saw a significant drop in business during the Great Recession, according to recently released data from the 2012 Economic Census.

  • Supply issues threatening aluminum growth Sep 05, 2014

    Aluminum supply constraints may halt growth within the sector, effectively slowing plans for stepped-up use of the material in major end markets, according to market analysts.

  • Mercator executives, directors resign Sep 05, 2014

    Several Mercator Minerals Ltd. executives and directors have resigned from the company, it said.

  • Tight supply lifts ferrovanadium, ferrochrome Sep 05, 2014

    Ferrovanadium spot prices have started to bounce back from a summer lull, with tight supply and strong demand hampering the ability of bulk alloy suppliers to build up inventory.

  • Evraz Stratcor appoints sales manager Sep 05, 2014

    Evraz Stratcor Inc. has appointed Michael P. Shea sales manager responsible for selling ferrovanadium and Nitrovan vanadium to steel producers in North America.

  • Nickel market wary of Filipino ore export ban Sep 04, 2014

    North American spot premiums for refined nickel units trended sideways this week, although market participants noted unease among traders on the potential effect of a proposed ban on nickel ore exports from the Philippines.

  • US Midwest aluminum premiums jump Sep 04, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums have soared to a nearly seven-month high, with concerns over elevated freight costs coupled with domestic capacity restrictions prompting sellers to demand higher charges.

  • ASTM proposes standard for zinc-coated rebar Sep 04, 2014

    A new technical standard for zinc-coated rebar could lead to lower costs and better anti-corrosion features for the niche product, according to ASTM International.

  • Orbite gears for equipment installation in Quebec Sep 04, 2014

    Orbite Aluminae Inc. has completed structural reinforcement for its high-purity alumina production facility in Cap-Chat, Quebec, in preparation for the installation of calcination equipment from Outotec Oyj.

  • Importers plead guilty to evading duties Sep 03, 2014

    Four executives have pleaded guilty to smuggling charges in connection with a scheme to evade U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese aluminum extrusions, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico.

  • Globe loses summary judgment bid Sep 03, 2014

    Mississippi Silicon LLC and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) was awarded a summary judgment against Globe Metallurgical Inc. in a permitting dispute regarding Mississippi Silicon’s proposed silicon metal manufacturing plant in Tishomingo County, Miss.

  • Copper to log deficit in 2016: HudBay Sep 03, 2014

    Copper is expected to be in "somewhat of a surplus" next year as new mine supply comes online, according to HudBay Minerals Inc. president and chief executive officer David Garofalo.

  • Noranda sets layoffs after failed power rate bid Sep 02, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. will lay off up to 200 workers at its New Madrid, Mo., smelter over the next six months.

  • Copper premiums flat despite fall in demand Sep 02, 2014

    Domestic copper premiums are steady despite lower demand from buyers in the United States and abroad.

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