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  • Peru emerges as major scrap export destination Mar 04, 2014

    Peru and Indonesia were surprise entries in the list of top 10 trade routes for U.S. shredded scrap exports in 2013 in a list otherwise dominated by traditional importers like Turkey, China, South Korea and Taiwan.

  • Death suit vs. AL Solutions said going to trial Mar 04, 2014

    The estates of three workers killed in a December 2010 explosion at AL Solutions Inc.’s facility in West Virginia are pressing ahead with a wrongful-death lawsuit against the titanium and zirconium recycler.

  • Stainless scrap prices hold firm Mar 04, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices held steady this week despite what industry participants called a "dynamic" market driven by strong mill demand and unpredictable London Metal Exchange nickel prices.

  • Toronto recycler’s yard open following a four-alarm blaze Mar 04, 2014

    Standard Auto Wreckers has reopened its Toronto location just one day after a fire.

  • PSC losses narrow after closing some assets Mar 04, 2014

    PSC Metals Inc. narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter and full year due in part to closing underperforming assets.

  • Aluminum scrap shipments hit by weather Mar 03, 2014

    Trucking delays, largely stemming from ongoing weather issues across much of the country and spiking fuel costs, have severely impacted shipments of aluminum scrap, shippers told AMM.

  • Ferrous scrap export prices flat as sales freeze Mar 03, 2014

    U.S. ferrous scrap bulk export prices remained unchanged over the past week as a lack of demand resulted in no sales activity.

  • Harsco chief Decker resigns Mar 03, 2014

    Harsco Corp. is once again searching for a new top executive after the abrupt resignation of its president, director and chief executive officer.

  • Coast Caribbean Recycling is seeking Ch. 7 liquidation Mar 03, 2014

    Coast Caribbean Recycling Inc. is seeking court approval on its Chapter 7 liquidation plan.

  • Upstate Shredding buys NY metals recycler Feb 28, 2014

    Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. has purchased an auto salvage and metals recycling facility in Irving, N.Y., locking up another source to supply its auto shredder.

  • Scrap oversupply sours Texas sentiment Feb 28, 2014

    Excess scrap inventories at at least two major steel-producing plants in Texas and order cancellations by a third producer have market participants wondering if their region will be the country’s weakest in March trading.

  • Ky. recycler faces alleged asbestos violations Feb 28, 2014

    Two regulatory agencies in Kentucky are investigating a metal recycler over alleged improper handling and disposal of asbestos during the demolition of a building in Madisonville.

  • New Jersey man jailed for wire fraud Feb 28, 2014

    A New Jersey man is now in prison after admitting to bilking more than $350,000 from metal recyclers.

  • NY recycler shutting down after 100 years Feb 27, 2014

    A Syracuse, N.Y., scrap recycling institution equipped with an auto shredder is shutting its doors after more than a century in the business.

  • Container scrap prices tick up on West Coast Feb 27, 2014

    A modest recovery in prices of containerized ferrous scrap exported to countries like Taiwan has brought some optimism to an otherwise bearish market eager for any positive cue.

  • Ex-OmniSource employee opens Ariz. yard Feb 27, 2014

    A new scrap market player has emerged in Tucson, Ariz., looking to move from the peddler trade into the industrial arena.

  • Ormet seeks OK to scrap boiler plates Feb 27, 2014

    Ormet Corp. is seeking court approval to sell approximately 1,700 tonnes of boiler plates as steel scrap in a deal valued at $682,100, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

  • Kaiser, Boeing in recycling partnership Feb 26, 2014

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. and Boeing Co. have formed a closed-loop scrap recycling program that is expected to capture about 22 million pounds of aluminum alloy scrap over the next two years.

  • Scrap prices poised for another weak month Feb 26, 2014

    Domestic ferrous scrap prices are expected to trend lower in March as lackluster export volumes and anticipated demand continue to tilt supply and demand fundamentals toward consumers.

  • Arca ends ’13 in the black due to cost-cutting Feb 26, 2014

    Disciplined spending and lower overhead costs bode well for Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. (Arca), which swung to a profit in 2013.

  • Former Behr scrap buyer Pat Reiniche dies Feb 26, 2014

    Former Behr Iron & Metal Co. aluminum scrap buyer Pat Reiniche has died. She was 66.

  • California looks at shredder, scrap bills Feb 25, 2014

    California legislators are considering a bill that would require waste from shredded automobiles to be regulated by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), with the bill’s sponsor taking aim at Sims Metal Management Ltd.

  • Titanium recycler operations return after fire Feb 24, 2014

    A Phoenix titanium recycler said its operations have returned to normal following a Feb. 20 fire that destroyed a neighboring business.

  • S. Carolina metals recycler reopens under new owner Feb 24, 2014

    A Georgetown, S.C., metals recycler has reopened under new ownership as a franchise for a larger company.

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