Top Storieshttp://www.amm.comhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/amm/lYqlTo emulate the stories captured in positionid 2607061©2014 www.amm.com60Top StoriesPremium rebar takes center stageRebar market participants have refocused attention on updating building codes to encompass high-strength reinforcing bar, in part after one foundation identified $27 million in future research projects. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413274/Premium-rebar-takes-center-stage.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 19:50:00 GMTBorusan’s US pipe mill unfazed by oil slumpBorusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. Inc.’s $150-million energy tubular mill in Baytown, Texas, is in full operation and expected to generate revenue of about $300 million next year, according to the company’s top executive. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413265/Borusans-US-pipe-mill-unfazed-by-oil-slump.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 17:14:00 GMTBeam prices holding at lower levelSteel beam prices are holding at a lower published price as December imports show an expected seasonal falloff. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413273/Beam-prices-holding-at-lower-level.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 19:15:00 GMTUS steel imports tumble 18.2% in NovemberU.S. steel imports tumbled 18.2 percent in November vs. the previous month, although shipments of most products remained considerably above 2013 levels. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413270/US-steel-imports-tumble-182-in-November.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 18:34:00 GMTRecycler, students form e-scrap ventureAn unlikely union between a fifth-generation metal recycler and two ambitious college students has forged an electronics waste joint venture. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413252/Recycler-students-form-e-scrap-venture.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 16:22:00 GMTCommerce delays ruling in line pipe caseThe Commerce Department is scrapping anti-dumping and subsidy duties on shipments of drill pipe from China. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413271/Commerce-delays-ruling-in-line-pipe-case.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 18:56:00 GMTCommerce scrapping duties on China drill pipeThe Commerce Department is scrapping anti-dumping and subsidy duties on shipments of drill pipe from China. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413272/Commerce-scrapping-duties-on-China-drill-pipe.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 18:59:00 GMTBall names new head of packaging unitBall Corp. has appointed Erik Bouts senior vice president effective Feb. 1, when he will take the reins of the company's global metal beverage packaging business. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413006/Ball-namesnew-head-of-packaging-unit.htmlTue, 23 Dec 2014 18:16:00 GMTBell Helicopter ‘qualifies’ Solar Atmospheres unitSolar Atmospheres Inc. has won approval from Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. for heat treatment of steel and titanium alloy components. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413204/Bell-Helicopter-qualifies-Solar-Atmospheres-unit.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 13:40:00 GMTNonresidential starts buoy construction Nonresidential projects are pacing U.S. construction this year, with new manufacturing plants helping push the value of building starts up 13 percent last month vs. October. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413210/Nonresidential-starts-buoy-construction.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 14:27:00 GMTRising supply pressures copper pricesNearly 1.3 million tonnes of additional refined copper capacity is expected to flow into the supply chain through 2017, which could put downward pressure on pricing, according to AME Group industry director of base metals Andrew Jones. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413234/Rising-supply-pressures-copper-prices.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 15:54:00 GMTCIT affirms no dumping on Mexico 4.75-mm rodImports of 4.75-millimeter wire rod from Mexico should not be subject to anti-dumping duties initially imposed in 2002, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has determined. http://www.amm.com/Article/3413044/CIT-affirms-no-dumping-on-Mexico-475-mm-rod.htmlTue, 23 Dec 2014 21:18:00 GMTHoliday noticeAMM’s offices will be closed Jan. 1 and 2 for the New Year holiday, and no issue will be published on those days. The London Metal Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange will be closed Jan. 1. http://www.amm.com/Article/3412264/Holiday-notice.htmlFri, 19 Dec 2014 18:13:00 GMT