Nonferrous

  • Lead battery price outlook dims Aug 05, 2014

    Lead battery demand is expected to be weaker than expected this fall, as intense summer heat—which usually puts stress on automotive batteries—has failed to materialize.

  • Imperial Metals idles mine after tailings breach Aug 05, 2014

    A breach of a tailings pond at Imperial Metals Corp.’s Mount Polley copper and gold mine in British Columbia has put the mine on care and maintenance, the company said.

  • Aleris in red despite stronger auto sales Aug 05, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. posted a net loss in the second quarter as a weaker mix of rolled products sales coupled with reduced rolling margins continued to offset significantly higher automotive volumes.

  • Paul Bania to receive ITA’s lifetime achievement award Aug 05, 2014

    Paul J. Bania, a metallurgist, researcher and inventor instrumental in the development of new titanium alloys, improved melting techniques and mill products in aerospace and auto racing, has been chosen to receive the International Titanium Association’s (ITA’s) 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Mercator, Intergeo merger falters amid delays Aug 04, 2014

    A proposed merger between Mercator Minerals Ltd., which owns the Mineral Park copper-molybdenum mine in Arizona, and Intergeo MMC Ltd. has been terminated following delays by the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Services.

  • Cliffs wins appeal in KWG-Ring of Fire dispute Aug 04, 2014

    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. does not need the consent of KWG Resources Inc. to proceed with an easement application as part of its plan to build a road in the Ring of Fire region of northern Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled.

  • Moly price rise lifts General Moly project hopes Aug 04, 2014

    General Moly Inc. said that investor interest in its Mount Hope molybdenum project has increased in tandem with improving free-market molybdenum prices.

  • Ring of Fire speculation ‘not helpful’: Cliffs Aug 04, 2014

    Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has described speculation over its Ring of Fire chromite interests as "not helpful," with the company claiming that it is "continuing to work" on building support for the project.

  • Niagara mulls options for Ormet plant Aug 04, 2014

    The new owner of Ormet Corp.’s shuttered aluminum smelter is exploring a variety of options for the 1,700-acre site in Hannibal, Ohio.

  • Copper premiums stay flat amid summer lull Aug 02, 2014

    Copper premiums held steady July 31 after dipping to 6 to 6.5 cents from 7 to 7.5 cents per pound July 17 (amm.com, July 18) as summer doldrums led major consumers to hold back on buying.

  • Aluminum billet upcharges hold steady Aug 01, 2014

    Aluminum billet upcharges remained unchanged this past week as market players said that strong demand continued to bolster the billet and extrusion markets.

  • East Penn Manufacturing names new chief Aug 01, 2014

    Lead-acid battery maker East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. named Daniel Langdon its new chief executive officer after the death of former chief executive Sally Miksiewicz, Langdon confirmed to AMM.

  • Aluminum alloys prices shrug off Nasaac drop Aug 01, 2014

    A steady aluminum scrap market will prevent secondary aluminum alloy makers from lowering ingot prices, despite a dramatic drop in terminal exchanges over the past month.

  • Encore to expand Texas aluminum wire facility Aug 01, 2014

    Encore Wire Corp. plans to expand its aluminum building wire facility in McKinney, Texas, the copper and aluminum wire maker said July 30.

  • Ferrovanadium tags soften further; moly steady Aug 01, 2014

    Ferrovanadium spot prices have softened further as suppliers continue to bow out of the spot market, while molybdenum prices appear to have settled after tailing off in recent weeks.

  • Jaguar to use Novelis high-recycle alloy Aug 01, 2014

    Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. will use a new lightweight aluminum alloy on its 2016 Jaguar XE, a new compact premium sports sedan.

  • High-carbon ferrochrome prices rise on solid demand Aug 01, 2014

    High-carbon ferrochrome prices have ticked up, with steel producers continuing to exhibit strong consumption through the summer.

  • Congress approves Highway Trust Fund bill Aug 01, 2014

    A last-minute measure to provide $10.9 billion to the federal Highway Trust Fund, allowing state construction projects to continue uninterrupted, was approved by Congress July 31.

  • First Quantum net soars on higher copper, nickel sales Jul 31, 2014

    First Quantum Minerals Ltd.’s earnings soared in the second quarter on a sharp jump in copper and nickel sales.

  • Taseko posts $2.4M profit in 2d qtr. Jul 31, 2014

    Taseko Mines Ltd. returned to the black in the second quarter due to a rise in copper production and lower operating costs.

  • Lundin earnings surge on higher nickel, lead output Jul 31, 2014

    Lundin Mining Corp. posted substantially improved results for the second quarter as the company prepares for the start up of its Eagle Mine project in Michigan later this year.

  • Boeing to build newest Dreamliner in SC Jul 31, 2014

    Boeing Co.’s South Carolina facility is due to grow in importance after being chosen as the exclusive final assembly site for the newest version of the 787 Dreamliner, disappointing some of the company’s largest unions.

  • HudBay posts slender profit on improved copper sales Jul 31, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. returned to profitability in the second quarter due in part to higher copper sales.

  • General Cable posts loss, closes facilities Jul 31, 2014

    Copper and aluminum wire and cable producer General Cable Corp. has closed three manufacturing facilities in North America, India and Peru as part of its restructuring program.

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