Top Storieshttp://www.amm.comhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/amm/lYqlTo emulate the stories captured in positionid 2607061©2015 www.amm.com60Top StoriesFord F-150 almost sweeps IIHS safety testsFord Motor Co.’s aluminum-intensive 2015 F-150 pickup truck has received a positive safety-performance review from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which said the vehicle held strong in all tests except one.http://www.amm.com/Article/3476298/Ford-F-150-almost-sweeps-IIHS-safety-tests.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 19:11:00 GMTConstruction, auto demand lift Bonnell resultsBonnell Aluminum Inc. benefitted from increased demand in the construction and automotive sectors in the second quarter, reporting substantial growth in net sales, according to parent company Tredegar Corp.http://www.amm.com/Article/3476281/Construction-auto-demand-lift-Bonnell-results.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 19:23:00 GMTGrafTech earnings hit by global steel slumpGrafTech International Ltd. has joined a long list of companies whose second-quarter earnings were impacted by global steel market woes. http://www.amm.com/Article/3476282/GrafTech-earnings-hit-by-global-steel-slump.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 20:18:00 GMTOrbite's Quebec alumina plant targets 2d half start-upOrbite Aluminae Inc.’s new production facility in Cap-Chat, Quebec, is on track for start-up in the second half of the year, the company said July 31. http://www.amm.com/Article/3476332/Orbites-Quebec-alumina-plant-targets-2d-half-start-up.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 19:29:00 GMTBoomerang eyes OSHA deal after DIP funds OK'dBoomerand Tube LLC is lining up to pass its next hurdle toward emerging from bankruptcy, with a proposed settlement to alleged workplace safety hazards recommended by secured debtors and awaiting court approval. http://www.amm.com/Article/3475991/Boomerang-eyes-OSHA-deal-after-DIP-funds-OKd.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 19:00:00 GMTBuying spurt sends US copper premium upU.S. copper cathode premiums rose this past week for the first time since January following a small spurt of spot buying activity, possibly from rod mills, although market participants expect the boost to be short-lived. http://www.amm.com/Article/3476276/Buying-spurt-sends-US-copper-premium-up.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 17:13:00 GMT Essar Steel Algoma said to have bid for USS CanadaEssar Steel Algoma Inc. has likely placed a bid for U.S. Steel Canada Inc., according to industry sources. http://www.amm.com/Article/3476220/Essar-Steel-Algoma-said-to-have-bid-for-USS-Canada.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 16:10:00 GMTHawesville recovery said slowed by market conditionsCentury Aluminum Co.’s smelter in Hawesville, Ky., is facing an uphill battle to return to full operation as it deals with staff shortages and tough conditions in the aluminum market, according to the United Steelworkers union. http://www.amm.com/Article/3476003/Hawesville-recovery-said-slowed-by-market-conditions.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:23:00 GMTCold-rolled coil probe decision due in mid-Aug.The U.S. Commerce Department will decide Aug. 18 whether to initiate an investigation into imports of cold-rolled steel from eight countries targeted in a landmark trade case, a spokeswoman for the agency told AMM.http://www.amm.com/Article/3476006/Cold-rolled-coil-probe-decision-due-in-mid-Aug.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:10:00 GMTUS mills to file, win more trade cases: LonghiU.S. steel mills will file more trade cases and are more likely to prevail because new trade law language expands the definition of “injury” from imports, according to U.S. Steel Corp.’s top executive. http://www.amm.com/Article/3475595/US-mills-to-file-win-more-trade-cases-Longhi.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 15:22:00 GMTCliffs to temporarily idle UTAC on low demandCliffs Natural Resources Inc. will temporarily idle its United Taconite (UTAC) operations on Minnesota's Iron Range at the end of August due to lower orders from customers and high inventory levels. http://www.amm.com/Article/3475931/Cliffs-to-temporarily-idle-UTAC-on-low-demand.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 20:52:00 GMTCascade to offer high-strength fabricated rebarCascade Steel Rolling Mills Inc. has signed a supply agreement with Precision Rebar & Accessories Inc. that will allow it to offer fabricated high-strength reinforcing bar to its customers.http://www.amm.com/Article/3475971/Cascade-to-offer-high-strength-fabricated-rebar.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:19:00 GMTAluminum premium flat despite bearish outlookThe Midwest aluminum premium remained stable this week amid bearish sentiment by market participants over Chinese imports, low aluminum prices and the permanent closure of Century Aluminum Co.’s smelter in Ravenswood, W.Va. http://www.amm.com/Article/3475855/Aluminum-premium-flat-despite-bearish-outlook.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTTube City IMS sues ex-employee Tube City IMS LLC is suing a former employee for allegedly violating a noncompete agreement by starting a new business less than one week after he exited the company.http://www.amm.com/Article/3475826/Tube-City-IMS-sues-ex-employee.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 16:50:00 GMT