Scrap

  • Imperial purchasing exec. Riddell leaves Jul 08, 2014

    David Riddell, vice president of purchasing at Imperial Zinc Corp., has left the company effective July 7 after overseeing its scrap buying for nearly eight years.

  • Metal recycler seeks OK to open Wisconsin scrapyard Jul 08, 2014

    A 30-year veteran of the metal recycling industry is seeking permission to open a facility in Hobart, Wis.

  • Schnitzer faces $100,000 penalty for faulty pumps Jul 08, 2014

    Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. is facing a $100,000 administrative penalty after allegedly failing to minimize the impact of defective pumps that caused its stormwater system to malfunction.

  • Metal Conversion files suit following fire Jul 07, 2014

    Metal Conversion Technologies LLC has accused Environmental Integrity Co. LLC and Charles Bailey Trucking Inc. of failing to comply with laws and regulations in packaging and shipping a load of lithium batteries that led to a fire at the company’s facility in Georgia.

  • Calif. recycler said for sale in tough market Jul 07, 2014

    A tough economic environment has prompted a California metal recycler to put its business up for sale.

  • Warren Steel aims for Aug. 1 restart Jul 07, 2014

    Warren Steel Holdings LLC’s wants to restart steelmaking by Aug. 1, a target date the company would need to start preparing to hit by mid-July, a company executive said.

  • Catalytic converter recycling planned in Va. Jul 07, 2014

    A Virginia metal recycler is making plans to set up a catalytic converter recycling operation in Lunenburg County.

  • Bankrupt recycler’s assets set for auction Jul 03, 2014

    Used machinery and equipment at a now-defunct scrap facility in Seattle will be auctioned off July 24, five months after the recycler filed for bankruptcy.

  • S. Korea returns to US bulk ferrous scrap mart Jul 03, 2014

    A South Korean steel producer has booked three bulk cargoes of ferrous scrap from the United States after a weaker dollar gave the producer room to increase prices.

  • Flooding disrupts SSAB rail shipments Jul 03, 2014

    Flooding in the Quad Cities area has stopped rail shipments in and out of the SSAB Americas’ plate mill in Montpelier, Iowa.

  • Lawsuit targets former Harsco exec Jul 03, 2014

    Harsco Corp. is suing a former executive for allegedly passing company secrets to two competitors and diverting business opportunities.

  • West Coast port labor talks slowing scrap flow Jul 03, 2014

    The flow of scrap is being impacted by labor negotiations at West Coast ports despite no official disruption of port operations.

  • Brewer out; Kline named PSC chief exec Jul 02, 2014

    PSC Metals Inc. has tapped aluminum industry veteran Ronald L. Kline to oversee the business effective immediately, the company’s sixth chief executive officer in less than 11 years.

  • Two recyclers merge in wake of lawsuit Jul 02, 2014

    Wise Metals Group LLC has merged its Wise Recycling LLC business with Source Recycling LLC after suing the company and three of its senior staff for alleged breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices and misappropriation of Wise Recycling’s trade secrets.

  • W. Coast bulk ferrous scrap export prices jump Jul 02, 2014

    West Coast bulk ferrous scrap export prices posted a significant increase following a sale to Thailand that broke a monthlong impasse.

  • Metals recycler seeks to open Ga. facility Jul 02, 2014

    A metals recycler is seeking to set up shop in Norcross, Ga.

  • NovX21 picks Quebec for recycling facility Jul 02, 2014

    NovX21 Inc. plans to set up an operation in Thetford Mines in Quebec to recover platinum group metals (PGM) from spent catalytic converters.

  • Metalico in debt restructure deal Jul 01, 2014

    Metalico Inc. has reached an agreement to restructure some of its debt.

  • Zorba prices flat as demand wanes Jul 01, 2014

    Export prices for zorba, a nonferrous auto shred, are expected to stay flat over the next few weeks due to a lack of strong interest from China and India, despite an uptick in aluminum and copper terminal market tags, market players said.

  • Auto recycler moves N.Y. location Jul 01, 2014

    An auto salvager and recycler operating throughout the United States and Canada is moving one of its New York locations to Bergen from Rochester.

  • Accident kills Novelis contractor Jul 01, 2014

    An accident in the recycling area at Novelis Inc.’s plant in Oswego, N.Y., has killed a contractor, Steven Cooper, 31, of Phoenix, N.Y.

  • Recycling has $13B annual impact on SC: study Jul 01, 2014

    The recycling industry’s annual economic impact in South Carolina has doubled since 2006 to $13 billion in 2014, according to a report.

  • Midwest scrap market divided on July prices Jun 30, 2014

    Midwest steel mills likely will push for an unchanged ferrous scrap market in July despite pressure from suppliers for higher prices.

  • Ferrous scrap exports to Turkey hit lull Jun 30, 2014

    U.S. bulk ferrous scrap exports to Turkey are expected to hit a quiet period this week due to a price standoff between buyers and sellers.

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