Supply Chainhttp://www.amm.com©2014 www.amm.com60Supply ChainWeber press to boost aerospace titanium useWeber 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., 17 Apr 2014 22:31:00 GMTStainless shipments continue uptick: MSCINorth American shipments of stainless steel continued to improve last month, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data., 17 Apr 2014 21:03:00 GMTLincoln Electric steel analyst Ron Breese diesRonald 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., 16 Apr 2014 17:03:00 GMTFuture Metals opens 9th facilityFuture Metals LLC, an affiliate of pipe and tubing distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC, has opened its ninth metal service center., 15 Apr 2014 22:52:00 GMTSteel shipments rise as output falls: MSCINorth American steel service centers’ shipments rose in March as production problems and lingering weather-related logistic disruptions hampered output from mills., 15 Apr 2014 22:18:00 GMTAluminum centers' shipments climb in MarchNorth American service centers’ aluminum shipments spiked in March, although inventory levels were relatively stable., 15 Apr 2014 21:24:00 GMTGM yet to jump on aluminum bandwagonGeneral Motors Co. has concerns about durability and corrosion when it comes to potentially increased aluminum use in trucks., 15 Apr 2014 01:49:00 GMTWorthington appointment targets mergersWorthington Industries Inc. has hired Joe Hayek as vice president of mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate development, "a newly created position focused on identifying and acquiring new businesses," it said in a statement April 14., 14 Apr 2014 23:56:00 GMTVarsteel installing Herr-Voss leveling packageVarsteel Ltd. has signed Herr-Voss Stamco Inc. to retrofit the service center’s Lethbridge, Alberta, plant with the coil processing equipment supplier’s Enhanced Leveling Technology (ELT). The value of the contract was not disclosed., 14 Apr 2014 21:30:00 GMTStainless distributor exec Fred Ulbrich Jr. diesFrederick (Fred) Christian Ulbrich Jr., chairman and former chief executive officer of Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc., died April 12 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He was 83., 14 Apr 2014 18:16:00 GMTOlympic Steel promotes executivesOlympic Steel Inc. has promoted Stephen Reyes to vice president of sales and marketing for flat-rolled products., 11 Apr 2014 22:29:00 GMTSenators call on Obama for pipeline decisionEleven Senate Democrats have called on President Obama to make his final decision on TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline by May 31., 11 Apr 2014 22:21:00 GMTDrew Industries sells presses; outsourcing extrusion needsDrew Industries Inc. will exit the aluminum extrusion business and outsource its extrusion requirements with the sale of three extrusion presses to Atrium Windows & Doors Inc., a company official told AMM., 11 Apr 2014 21:14:00 GMTWorthington prices $250M in senior notes (UPDATED)Worthington Industries Inc. has priced its $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026., 10 Apr 2014 23:25:00 GMTFourth generation joins Sandmeyer SteelR. Paul Sandmeyer III has joined Sandmeyer Steel Co. as materials procurement manager, the stainless steel and nickel alloy plate processor and distributor said April 10., 10 Apr 2014 22:05:00 GMTGreat Lakes shipping delays seen continuingShipments of iron ore and coal on the Great Lakes will likely remain delayed in April due to fallout from severe winter weather, Glen G. Nekvasil, vice president of the Lake Carriers’ Association, told AMM., 10 Apr 2014 21:25:00 GMTHouse judiciary chairman rips CFTC, LMEU.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) ripped the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the London Metal Exchange for what he said was a "slow" response to long waits for aluminum at exchange-listed warehouses., 10 Apr 2014 15:58:00 GMTWheatland Tube signs up sales partnerNew Century Sales Inc. will represent Wheatland Tube Co.’s electrical conduit, elbows, couplings and nipple electrical products in northern, central and south-central Indiana., 09 Apr 2014 22:10:00 GMTBrass mill imports, exports rise in Feb.U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in February compared with the same month last year, according to the latest statistics from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council., 09 Apr 2014 18:12:00 GMTAlcoa bullish on aero, auto demandAlcoa Inc. doesn’t expect cyclicality in the aerospace market for the next decade and is more concerned with having enough capacity to meet automotive demand than about overcapacity., 09 Apr 2014 15:17:00 GMTBoeing to stop C-17 output ahead of scheduleBoeing Co. is ending output of the C-17 Globemaster III earlier than originally planned, cutting off production of one of the largest per-plane consumers of aerospace aluminum and titanium., 08 Apr 2014 23:04:00 GMTChina asks WTO to set up dispute panel on US dumping casesThe World Trade Organization (WTO) has been asked by China to set up a dispute settlement panel to consider the U.S. application of “targeted dumping” and the use of “zeroing” in anti-dumping proceedings involving a number of imported products., 07 Apr 2014 21:08:00 GMTITC expedites anti-dumping review on graphite electrodesThe U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to expedite its five-year anti-dumping duty administrative review on imports of small-diameter graphite electrodes from China to determine whether revoking the order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury., 07 Apr 2014 21:05:00 GMTCommerce sets dumping margins on steel nail importsIn the final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review on imports of steel nails from China from Aug. 1, 2011, to July 31, 2012, the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued weighted-average dumping margins ranging from 3.92 to 41.91 percent for individual companies and a China-wide rate of 118.04 percent., 07 Apr 2014 21:02:00 GMTGreenbrier to double tank car capacityGreenbrier Cos. plans to double its capacity to manufacture rail tank cars in the next 18 months., 07 Apr 2014 15:14:00 GMTElectralloy marine casting certifiedSpecialty and stainless steel melter Electralloy has received certification from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to produce steel castings for marine applications, the company said April 3., 04 Apr 2014 17:02:00 GMTTMK Ipsco inks OCTG deal with SoonerTMK Ipsco, the North American subsidiary of Russian pipemaker OAO TMK, has signed a full-line distribution agreement for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) with Sooner Pipe LLC., 03 Apr 2014 17:20:00 GMTNovelis to fight for scrap, step up investmentsNovelis Inc. is prepared to compete hard for scrap to meet its recycled content goals and increased automotive demand, a company executive said., 02 Apr 2014 19:18:00 GMTCheniere unit signs 20-year LNG export dealCorpus Christi Liquefaction LLC, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc., has signed a 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with Spanish energy firm Endesa Generacion SA., 02 Apr 2014 17:40:00 GMTBattle is on to grab auto market shareAluminum has great growth opportunities in the automotive sector, but the light metal faces stiff competition from new high-strength steels and composites, according to one industry expert., 02 Apr 2014 17:24:00 GMTTW Metals promotes two execsTW Metals Inc. has promoted Rosemary Smith to commodity manager for flat-rolled and aerospace extrusions and Norwin Lilly to branch manager for the company’s Cincinnati and Charleston, W.Va., locations, the company said April 1., 01 Apr 2014 21:35:00 GMTSouthwire to shut down seven facilitiesSouthwire Co. will close three production facilities and four distribution locations as part of consolidation efforts following its $786-million acquisition of electrical wire and cable manufacturer Coleman Cable Inc., a Southwire spokesman told AMM., 31 Mar 2014 22:02:00 GMTClarkDietrich buys Trakloc system, expands offeringsClarkWestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC has purchased the machinery, equipment and intellectual property necessary to produce the Trakloc cold-formed steel framing system., 28 Mar 2014 22:32:00 GMTBMW plans $1B investment at SC plantBMW AG executives announced plans March 28 to invest $1 billion between 2014 and 2016 in the luxury automaker’s Spartanburg, S.C., plant., 28 Mar 2014 22:23:00 GMTKobe Steel wins A350 titanium landing gear roleKobe Steel Ltd. will supply titanium forgings to the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty unit of France’s Safran SA for the main landing gear of Airbus SAS’ A350 XWB (extra wide body) airliner., 28 Mar 2014 21:19:00 GMTBusinesses should invest now: US economistMetal businesses should ignore negative depictions of the current U.S. economy and expand, Copper and Brass Servicenter Association head economist Alan Beaulieu said., 28 Mar 2014 16:35:00 GMTWorthington to buy oil tank makerWorthington Industries Inc. has agreed to acquire the oilfield storage tank manufacturing division of Steffes Corp. in Dickinson, N.D., the company said in a statement March 28., 28 Mar 2014 14:46:00 GMTAlcoa rolls out lighter, more efficient wheelAlcoa Inc. has introduced a lighter heavy-duty truck wheel that the company said could help fleets reduce freight costs and fuel consumption., 28 Mar 2014 14:24:00 GMTCBSA taps Farmer as presidentFarmer’s Copper Ltd. co-president Richard Farmer has been elected president of the Copper & Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA), taking over from Scioto Metals Inc. president Scott F. Immell., 28 Mar 2014 13:22:00 GMTWorthington’s net income jumps 9.4%Worthington Industries Inc.’s net income jumped 9.4 percent in its fiscal third quarter due in part to strong end markets despite severe winter weather that subdued much of its business, its top executive said., 27 Mar 2014 22:13:00 GMTRoller Die buys Pyramid MouldingsHRH Capital LLC/Roller Die & Forming Inc. has acquired Pyramid Mouldings Inc., a Green Cove Springs, Fla.-based manufacturer of roll-formed products for the appliance, automotive, building products, solar and transportation industries., 27 Mar 2014 21:30:00 GMTMcNeilus Steel installs cut-to-length line in Wis.McNeilus Steel Inc. has installed a 0.500-inch cut-to-length line at the family operated full-line service center’s Fond du Lac, Wis., facility., 27 Mar 2014 21:27:00 GMTHerr-Voss Stamco commissions two lines at Cascadia MetalsHerr-Voss Stamco Inc. has completed commissioning of two state-of-the-art metal processing lines—a cut-to-length line and a Strand Extensioner slitting line—at Cascadia Metals Inc. in Brandon, Manitoba., 27 Mar 2014 21:24:00 GMTCN upgrading tank cars hauling diesel fuelCanadian National Railway Co. (CN Railway) is upgrading its fleet of rail cars transporting diesel fuel amid safety concerns over tank cars carrying petroleum products after 47 people died last year in an accident in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec., 27 Mar 2014 20:32:00 GMTVeritas appoints chief executiveBridge manufacturer Veritas Steel LLC has hired Tracy Glende as president and chief executive officer, the company said in a statement March 27., 27 Mar 2014 18:25:00 GMTSuperior names two interim co-chiefs to replace BorickSuperior Industries International Inc. has named two company officials as co-chief executive officers as the company continues to look for a successor to outgoing chairman, president and chief executive officer Steven J. Borick., 27 Mar 2014 16:56:00 GMTEx-Spirit workers allege discriminationA union representing employees at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has filed federal discrimination charges against the aerospace contractor, alleging that 10 workers were laid off last year due to age or medical conditions., 27 Mar 2014 16:40:00 GMTAleris targets Asian aerospace growthThe Asian aviation industry is booming. As demand for air travel increases in step with the region’s growing affluence, so too does the need for new commercial aircraft., 27 Mar 2014 14:26:00 GMTBoeing builds airplanes in world's largest roomIn a building some 25 miles north of Seattle, several thousand people are quietly going about their daily jobs., 27 Mar 2014 13:13:00 GMTJury awards MM Steel $52M in antitrust caseA Texas federal court jury has awarded MM Steel LP $52 million in its lawsuit against a group of large steel mills and service centers for allegedly conspiring to drive the Texas steel distributor out of business., 26 Mar 2014 20:08:00 GMTKinder Morgan to build 213-mile pipelineKinder Morgan Energy Partners LP is planning a 213-mile, 16-inch pipeline from Apache County, Ariz., to its Cortez pipeline in Torrance County, N.M., 26 Mar 2014 17:25:00 GMTWTO rules for US in dispute vs China The World Trade Organization (WTO) has sided with the United States in a dispute over export restrictions by China on tungsten, molybdenum and 17 rare earths elements, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman said March 26., 26 Mar 2014 16:38:00 GMTAero growth set to buoy aluminum demandHistorically high order books at Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS are set to keep the aerospace industry buoyant for some time., 26 Mar 2014 13:57:00 GMTAircraft makers focus on raw materialsBuy-to-fly is the latest buzzword in aerospace, and it’s already making an impact on the raw materials that commercial aircraft makers are selecting., 26 Mar 2014 12:13:00 GMTITC keeps anti-dumping duties on innerspring unitsIn a five-year sunset review, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to maintain duties on imports of uncovered innerspring units from China, South Africa and Vietnam., 25 Mar 2014 17:13:00 GMTCommerce ends anti-dumping duties on ball bearingsIn the final results of an anti-dumping duty sunset review of imports of ball bearings from Japan and the United Kingdom, the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has revoked the duty orders as no domestic interested parties filed a notice of intent to participate., 25 Mar 2014 17:11:00 GMTJordan Cove Energy Project OK’d to export LNGJordan Cove Energy Project LP has received conditional approval to export liquefied natural gas to countries that don’t have a free-trade agreement with the United States., 25 Mar 2014 16:19:00 GMTTrustee objects to Pacific Steel attorneyThe bankruptcy trustee for Pacific Steel Casting Co. has objected to the appointment of an attorney seeking to represent the company until certain issues are resolved., 25 Mar 2014 00:56:00 GMTSanctions vs. Russia to slow Bombardier dealsEconomic sanctions against Russia for its action in Ukraine likely will slow the closing of a sales deal for $3.4 billion in Bombardier Inc. aircraft, as well as an agreement to assemble aircraft in Russia., 24 Mar 2014 21:38:00 GMTDeluliis, Harvey to step up Consol Energy rolesConsol Energy Inc. has tapped Nicholas J. Deluliis to succeed J. Brett Harvey as chief executive officer., 24 Mar 2014 17:29:00 GMTNew Star Metals acquires coaterNew Star Metals Inc. has acquired Material Sciences Corp. (MSC), which specializes in electrogalvanizing and coil coating of flat-rolled steel and aluminum., 23 Mar 2014 19:28:00 GMTPCC’s deal for ADI stresses drive for in-house sourcingPrecision Castparts Corp.’s (PCC’s) plans for its newest proposed acquisition, Aerospace Dynamics International (ADI), reflect the company’s increasing intention to drive sourcing among its operations in-house., 21 Mar 2014 22:14:00 GMTFormer steel financier bullish on shaleFormer steel financier and ArcelorMittal SA director Wilbur Ross is banking on the shale gas revolution to drive a North American manufacturing renaissance., 21 Mar 2014 21:10:00 GMTDry bulk shipping rates seen remaining firmDry bulk shipping rates are expected to remain firm after a recent climb due to limited ship availability and long lead times following financially lean years for companies., 21 Mar 2014 16:30:00 GMTPCC to buy Calif. aerospace supplierPrecision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is moving further into the aerospace supply chain with its $625-million acquisition of Aerospace Dynamics International (ADI)., 20 Mar 2014 21:18:00 GMTGeorgia approves $35M to deepen harborThe Georgia legislature has approved $35 million in additional funding to deepen the Savannah Harbor, the Georgia Ports Authority said in a statement March 20., 20 Mar 2014 18:22:00 GMTCrimea likely won’t hurt world economy“Despite the uncertainty, we think it’s unlikely that this situation will lead to any significant economic events,” Kounis told attendees at Capital Link Inc.’s eighth annual Shipping Forum in New York., 20 Mar 2014 17:45:00 GMTMetal availability a big challenge: executiveSecuring metal—whether billet, prime or scrap—remains challenging due to stock financing deals and tight credit markets, one executive said., 19 Mar 2014 22:30:00 GMTU.S. Steel exec named to NAM boardThe National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has named Michael S. Williams, U.S. Steel Corp.’s senior vice president for strategic planning and business development, to its board of directors., 19 Mar 2014 22:01:00 GMTPacific Steel seeks buyer following Ch. 11 filingPacific Steel Casting Co. is "talking to potential buyers" while it continues to conduct "business as usual," a spokeswoman told AMM, without revealing potential suitors., 19 Mar 2014 21:51:00 GMTTMK, Baker Hughes in well ventureOAO TMK and Baker Hughes Inc. have announced a venture to develop turnkey well completion solutions for onshore and offshore fields., 19 Mar 2014 20:42:00 GMTAuto aluminum ‘holy grail’ not without risksThe aluminum industry and aluminum extruders should see big benefits as cars and trucks use more of the light metal because of stricter fuel economy standards, according to one consultant. But the “holy grail” of mass-produced aluminum vehicles won’t come without significant risks., 19 Mar 2014 20:12:00 GMTThyssenKrupp fires up coil processing plantThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc.’s $15-million coil processing and distribution facility in Woodstock, Ala., has begun shipping carbon steel, stainless and aluminum product to customers., 19 Mar 2014 18:58:00 GMTNew Orleans port trying to boost India tradeThe Port of New Orleans and Samsara Shipping Pvt. Ltd. have reached an agreement to boost trade with India with a focus on steel products for the oil and gas markets., 19 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMTBarnes Group to close spring facility in Mich.Barnes Group Inc. plans to close its Associated Spring facility in Saline, Mich., by the middle of this year., 18 Mar 2014 20:52:00 GMTTimken, EPK plan industrial bearings joint ventureTimken Co. and Russian bearings maker European Bearing Corp. (EPK) are planning to build a large-bore industrial bearings production facility somewhere in Russia or the broader Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)., 18 Mar 2014 19:53:00 GMTHouse panel sets hearing on LNG export billThe House Energy and Power Subcommittee has scheduled a March 25 hearing to review a bill that could significantly expedite U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports due to the crisis in Crimea., 18 Mar 2014 17:48:00 GMTAirbus starts final assembly on newest A320Airbus SAS has begun final assembly on the newest version of its A320 airliner in Toulouse, France, as it joins up the forward and aft fuselage sections of the A320neo., 17 Mar 2014 20:56:00 GMTAluminum centers’ shipments slip in FebruaryNorth American service centers’ aluminum shipments slipped in February as severe weather slowed production and snarled transportation in much of the United States and Canada., 17 Mar 2014 20:48:00 GMTSteel center buyers await impact of importsBuying remains on an as-needed basis for U.S. and Canadian steel service centers, buyer sources said, noting that imports remain a concern., 17 Mar 2014 20:13:00 GMTShell to cut drill spending in US by 20 percent in ’14Royal Dutch Shell Plc is planning to reduce its onshore drill spending in the United States by 20 percent in 2014, but remains bullish on liquids-rich shales, deepwater and heavy oil., 17 Mar 2014 17:06:00 GMTUS drilling rises, Canada fallsThe number of drill rigs running in the United States increased by 17 last week., 17 Mar 2014 13:54:00 GMTAirbus, university team on 3-D printingEurope’s Airbus Group NV is teaming with a Chinese university to investigate the future use of additive manufacturing for titanium airliner parts., 14 Mar 2014 21:50:00 GMTNTMA elects new chairman, officialsTed Toth, vice president and managing director of Rosenberger-Toth, has been elected chairman of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)., 14 Mar 2014 19:56:00 GMTHynes’ Golding set to exit as chiefDonald R. Golding will step down as president and chief executive officer of Hynes Industries Inc., the company announced March 14., 14 Mar 2014 18:39:00 GMTO’Neal Steel promotes Suzanne LaneO’Neal Steel Inc. has appointed Suzanne Lane vice president and chief financial officer of the distributor of carbon and stainless steel and aluminum., 14 Mar 2014 17:55:00 GMTUkraine tensions not impacting titanium supplyDiplomatic tensions between Russia and the United States due to the crisis in Ukraine haven’t yet disrupted Russia’s role as a key component in the U.S. titanium supply chain, although U.S. firms that depend on Russia’s industry remain on the alert., 13 Mar 2014 20:39:00 GMTVallourec building $81M Ohio facilityVAM USA LLC will build an $81-million pipe-threading facility near sister company Vallourec Star’s steelmaking complex in Youngstown, Ohio, according to a March 13 announcement by Youngstown Mayor John McNally., 13 Mar 2014 19:49:00 GMTReview of innerspring imports not warranted: CITTThe Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has decided not to initiative an expiration review of imports of mattress innersprings from China because it is not warranted, and as a result the Canada Border Services Agency will no longer impose duties effective Nov. 23., 13 Mar 2014 17:16:00 GMTBlast hospitalizes Standard Steel employeeA Standard Steel LLC employee is in critical condition at a local burn unit after a suspected gas leak triggered an explosion March 12 at the manufacturer of forged wheels and axles., 13 Mar 2014 16:56:00 GMTWebco earnings slump 90.5% as challenges persistBusiness conditions remained challenging for tubular products manufacturer and distributor Webco Industries Inc. in its fiscal second quarter., 13 Mar 2014 14:37:00 GMTCFTC mulling harmonized rules on clearing, tradingThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking to establish rules to recognize foreign clearing houses and foreign trading venues., 12 Mar 2014 13:57:00 GMTIndustrial Heat Treating files for Chapter 11Industrial Heat Treating Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it grapples with unpaid loans, tax liens and other costs., 11 Mar 2014 21:48:00 GMTPMA appoints Fledderman chairmanJody Fledderman, president and chief executive officer of Batesville Tool & Die Inc., has been elected chairman of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)., 11 Mar 2014 21:05:00 GMTCalstrip expands reach with Schaeffer buyCalstrip Industries Inc. has agreed to purchase Schaeffer Industries Inc.’s Western Flat-Rolled Steel & Processing operation in Mira Loma, Calif., for an undisclosed amount., 10 Mar 2014 21:39:00 GMTBushwick Metals employee in NJ killed by falling beamsAn employee of Bushwick Metals LLC died following a March 6 accident involving structural steel at the service center’s South Plainfield, N.J., location, a spokeswoman for parent company Marmon/Keystone LLC confirmed., 07 Mar 2014 22:10:00 GMTValbruna Stainless outlook positiveStrong demand in key consuming industries is helping to buoy U.S. sales of stainless steel long products this year as a firming nickel price also has brought stability to stainless price tags, according to an executive of Valbruna Stainless Inc., 07 Mar 2014 20:55:00 GMTNatural gas prices set to fall: analystDespite a short-term boost from the severe winter weather, U.S. natural gas prices likely will only be supported at higher levels once liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports kick off, according to an industry analyst., 07 Mar 2014 19:17:00 GMTSuperior earnings dented by lower metal tagsSuperior Industries International Inc.’s profits narrowed by 26.1 percent in 2013 amid lower aluminum prices and shipping volumes., 07 Mar 2014 18:05:00 GMTCPI Aero names new chief; net income tumbles in qtr.CPI Aerostructures Inc. has named Douglas J. McCrosson president and chief executive officer effective March 6, the company said in a statement., 06 Mar 2014 23:55:00 GMT