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  • Novelis aims for prime position with secondary Apr 08, 2014

    As Novelis Inc. continues to invest heavily in scrap utilization programs and technology in North America, South America, South Korea and Germany, the company is aiming to capture additional market share from manufacturers of prime-based aluminum alloys.

  • Tenn. gives slag solid waste exemption Apr 08, 2014

    Tennessee’s governor has signed off on an exemption for steel slag that prevents it from being regulated as solid waste.

  • Ontario auto recycler owner jailed Apr 08, 2014

    The owner of a Hamilton, Ontario, auto recycling operation will spend nearly three weeks in jail for allegedly violating fire codes.

  • Mills troubled by scrap supply issues, quality Apr 08, 2014

    Logistical issues related to the availability of rail cars and trucks for scrap shipments have combined with an overall decline in scrap flows into dealer yards to create grave supply-side concerns for steel mills.

  • Harsco’s Grasberger promoted Apr 08, 2014

    Harsco Corp. has named F. Nicholas Grasberger as president and chief operating officer, with a plan to transition to chief executive officer by mid-2014.

  • Aleris paying $180,000 to settle allegations Apr 08, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. has agreed to pay the state of Michigan $180,000 to settle alleged air pollution violations at its Coldwater, Mich., facility, according to state environmental regulators.

  • Huntington Aluminum seeks OK to build melting furnace Apr 07, 2014

    Huntington Aluminum Inc. is seeking permission to build and operate a new rotary batch reverberatory aluminum melting furnace.

  • Scrap market hurt by oversaturation Apr 07, 2014

    Scrap industry margins are being hurt by a saturation of scrap companies and shredders across most urban areas of the country, and are becoming one of the biggest concerns in the market.

  • Ferrous scrap export prices continue to climb Apr 07, 2014

    U.S. ferrous scrap export prices continued to rise this past week, with limited buying at stronger price levels.

  • Midwest scrap markets follow Detroit up $10/T Apr 04, 2014

    Midwest ferrous scrap markets appear to have followed in Detroit’s footsteps to settle well below previously anticipated increases.

  • Contract worker dies in accident at USS plant Apr 04, 2014

    A contractor’s employee was fatally injured at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Great Lakes Works while operating a crane early April 4, a company spokeswoman told AMM via e-mail.

  • Smelters’ aluminum scrap prices steady Apr 04, 2014

    Prices for aluminum smelters’ scrap were mostly steady April 3, with market participants noting that an increase in the domestic supply of nonferrous auto shreds twitch and zorba had prevented tags from moving in step with primary aluminum increases on the London Metal Exchange.

  • Waxman in prison after losing court appeal Apr 04, 2014

    Former scrap metal executive Robert Karey Waxman is now in prison after justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario rejected his appeal.

  • Schnitzer Steel in the black in quarter Apr 03, 2014

    Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.’s net income plummeted 79.3 percent in its fiscal second quarter vs. the same period a year earlier, but rebounded strongly from a loss in the preceding three-month period with increases in the average selling price and sales volumes for its ferrous scrap.

  • Prices for container scrap into Taiwan up again Apr 03, 2014

    Export prices for containerized ferrous scrap shipped to Taiwan rose for the third week in a row amid supply concerns and higher offers from major exporting countries such as the United States and Japan.

  • Midwest scrap falls short of expected gain Apr 03, 2014

    Midwest ferrous scrap prices are unlikely to increase this month by a previously speculated range of up to $30 per gross ton after early trading in some regions indicated big numbers had found little support.

  • Deox prices climb in March Apr 03, 2014

    Prices for aluminum deoxidant, or deox, continued to climb in March as a relatively tight scrap market, coupled with strong mill demand, led to "appreciable price advances" for the grade, producers said.

  • Aleris deal concerns scrap suppliers Apr 02, 2014

    A series of aluminum scrap suppliers have voiced concerns about the potential for restricted access to credit insurance for loads shipped to Aleris International Inc.’s facilities following the company’s $110-million acquisition of Nichols Aluminum LLC.

  • U.S. Steel outage could boost steel sheet prices Apr 02, 2014

    Steel market participants are growing increasingly nervous about supply-side dynamics as a result of an ongoing outage at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Great Lakes Works in Ecorse, Mich., with some saying the issue could lead to higher prices in the near term.

  • Novelis to fight for scrap, step up investments Apr 02, 2014

    Novelis Inc. is prepared to compete hard for scrap to meet its recycled content goals and increased automotive demand, a company executive said.

  • Albany mulls shredder permit for Upstate division Apr 02, 2014

    A division of Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Sons Inc. is advancing its plan to install an auto shredder at the Port of Albany, N.Y.

  • More aluminum scrap needed: Scepter’s Scott Apr 02, 2014

    There has been a "drastic" decrease in the apparent supply of scrap in North America as more companies look to boost scrap usage, one industry executive said.

  • Sims Brothers names Casey executive Apr 02, 2014

    Sims Brothers Recycling has promoted Stanley E. Casey to chief financial officer, the company said in a statement April 1.

  • Stainless scrap steady despite LME nickel fall Apr 01, 2014

    Stainless scrap prices held steady this week despite lower nickel prices, with market participants citing continuing tightness in material availability and strong demand from stainless steel and alloy producers.

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