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  • Nickel prices tied to Indonesia’s ban Apr 11, 2014

    Rising nickel prices continue to pose new challenges for end-users and stainless steel scrap companies, according to panelists at ISRI’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

  • Yards on lookout for lost radioactive material Apr 11, 2014

    A cabinet containing radioactive scrap might have been accidentally picked up for recycling, according to the Canadian research and teaching hospital that lost the material.

  • Scrap industry helped stop metal theft amendment: ISRI Apr 11, 2014

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has credited pressure from the scrap industry for Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s decision to withdraw her metal theft amendment to a manufacturing bill.

  • Tickets here to tour the $500B scrap industry Apr 11, 2014

    If you ever have trouble making a family member or friend understand the complexities of the global recycling industry, you might want to consider handing them a copy of Junkyard Planet.

  • Tweeting trash: Cyber exchange between two scrap junkies Apr 11, 2014

    Will you cover the impact of political turmoil in Turkey on the ferrous scrap market in the United States?

  • Scrap could face fight of lifetime: ISRI Apr 11, 2014

    The Environmental Protection Agency and Congress are unable to understand the "difference between waste disposal and recycling," Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries chairman-elect Doug Kramer said during the closing general session of ISRI’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

  • Manufacturing Council meeting planned Apr 11, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Council will meet April 29 to consider proposed recommendations for work force development best practices; strategies to address misconceptions of manufacturing careers; innovation, research and development in manufacturing; and manufacturing energy policy.

  • Hillary Clinton ducks shoe during ISRI speech Apr 10, 2014

    A woman was taken into custody after reportedly throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ annual convention in Las Vegas, according to media reports.

  • ELG Metals senior trader Goodman to retire Apr 10, 2014

    Al Goodman, senior trader at ELG Metals Inc., is retiring from the company effective May 2.

  • Copper scrap discounts flat amid muted trading Apr 10, 2014

    Copper scrap prices remained flat this past week, with trading activity muted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ annual convention in Las Vegas and reports of dealers holding inventory.

  • Jupiter calls for alternate price model Apr 10, 2014

    Jupiter Aluminum Corp. blasted current pricing models based on the London Metal Exchange and Midwest premium, claiming they no longer reflect supply and demand fundamentals.

  • Minn. recycler looks to grow nonferrous site Apr 10, 2014

    Alliance Steel Service Co. will start construction on a 15,000-square-foot addition to its Minneapolis nonferrous recycling facility within the next several weeks after receiving approval from the city planning commission.

  • Texas recycler facing OSHA fines Apr 10, 2014

    Jarvis Metals Recycling Inc. is facing $64,400 in fines after workers allegedly were exposed to unguarded machinery and electrical, noise, chemical and fall hazards at the company’s facility in Lubbock, Texas.

  • Okla. governor signs law to bolster scrap enforcement Apr 10, 2014

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed off on scrap legislation that strengthens current laws by giving the state the ability to crack down on recyclers who are not in compliance.

  • Exide smelter to stay idle until air rules met Apr 10, 2014

    Exide Technologies Ltd. was dealt a double blow after a California court and regulatory agency both ruled that it cannot resume operations at its Vernon, Calif., lead smelting facility until it gains compliance with new air rules.

  • Novelis ‘evercan’ hops into market with Red Hare beer Apr 10, 2014

    Red Hare Brewing Co. plans to package its namesake craft beer exclusively in Novelis Inc.’s "evercan," a high-recycled-content aluminum sheet product for the beverage can market.

  • United Alloys relocating to larger facility Apr 10, 2014

    United Alloys & Metals Inc. is relocating its Los Angeles operations to a larger site, with an eye toward growing its business by 20 percent.

  • Aluminum scrap use seen going strong Apr 09, 2014

    Demand for aluminum scrap and secondary aluminum alloys is expected to remain strong throughout 2014, although major concerns persist about China’s worsening economic outlook, sources said at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ annual convention in Las Vegas.

  • Steel falling short on US scrap usage: Danjczek Apr 09, 2014

    The U.S. steel industry does "not satisfy" the domestic scrap metal market, former Steel Manufacturers Association president Thomas A. Danjczek said at the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries’ annual convention in Las Vegas.

  • Calif. arrests 6 in UBC redemption schemes Apr 09, 2014

    Six people have been arrested for allegedly bilking the state of California out of approximately $425,000 through used beverage container (UBC) redemption schemes.

  • Calif. dealer agrees to $500,000 settlement Apr 09, 2014

    Circosta Iron & Metal Co. has reached a settlement with the district attorney in San Francisco that will see the scrap recycler pay $500,000 in civil penalties to resolve an alleged violation of California’s anti-metal theft laws.

  • Police raid finds 44 stolen vehicles at yard Apr 09, 2014

    A part-owner of an auto recycler has been arrested after 44 allegedly stolen vehicles were found in a police raid on his Chicago facility.

  • Federal metal theft bill may return: ISRI Apr 09, 2014

    A U.S. senator may be seeking to reintroduce proposed legislation intended to reduce metal theft by attaching it as an amendment to a manufacturing bill that is active in the Senate.

  • Outgoing ISRI chair Simms reflects on group’s progress Apr 09, 2014

    Jerry Simms, outgoing chairman of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, opened the general session of the group’s annual convention and exposition April 8 by touting the accomplishments of his administration over the past two years.

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