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  • US steel mill shipments fall 3.5% in Feb. Apr 09, 2014

    U.S. steel mills shipped 7.62 million net tons in February, down 3.5 percent from 7.9 million tons the previous month but up 2.4 percent from 7.44 million tons a year earlier, American Iron and Steel Institute data show.

  • Wheatland Tube signs up sales partner Apr 09, 2014

    New Century Sales Inc. will represent Wheatland Tube Co.’s electrical conduit, elbows, couplings and nipple electrical products in northern, central and south-central Indiana.

  • Keystone raises wire rod product prices Apr 09, 2014

    Keystone Steel & Wire Co. is increasing all wire rod base prices by $20 per ton ($1 per hundredweight) effective with all shipments May 1, the company said in an April 9 letter to customers.

  • Wheatland Tube hiking fence product prices Apr 09, 2014

    Wheatland Tube Co. is raising prices on all fence framework products by 5 percent effective April 10.

  • Gerdau raising wire rod product prices Apr 09, 2014

    Gerdau Long Steel North America is increasing its wire rod product prices by $20 per ton ($1 per hundredweight) effective with shipments May 1, it said in an April 8 letter to customers.

  • CSI joins move to boost sheet prices Apr 08, 2014

    California Steel Industries Inc. (CSI) has raised prices on hot-rolled, hot-rolled pickled and oiled, and cold-rolled sheet by a minimum of $20 per ton, and galvanized sheet by a minimum of $30 per ton effective April 8 "due to changing market conditions," it said in a letter to customers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Allied Tube hiking pipe product prices Apr 08, 2014

    Higher steel prices have prompted Allied Tube & Conduit Corp., a division of Atkore International Holdings Inc., to increase prices for fence and mechanical products.

  • Cuts, closures support OCTG trade case: AISI Apr 08, 2014

    Recent production cuts and mill closures in the domestic oil country tubular goods (OCTG) sector will likely be a focus of an ongoing anti-dumping investigation against nine countries before a final decision in the trade case is made in July.

  • ITC schedules vote on steel threaded rod imports Apr 08, 2014

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to vote May 1 in an anti-dumping investigation against steel threaded rod from Thailand.

  • Nucor increases wire rod $20/T Apr 08, 2014

    Nucor Corp. is raising its transaction prices for wire rod products by $20 per ton ($1 per cwt) effective with May 1 shipments, the steel producer told customers April 7.

  • US steel output falls to lowest level this year Apr 08, 2014

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,762,000 net tons last week, down 3.2 percent from 1,820,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capacity utilization rate of 73.3 percent. It was the lowest weekly level since mid-December.

  • James River Coal seeking Chapter 11 Apr 07, 2014

    James River Coal Co. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia in order to implement a “comprehensive turnaround plan” after struggling with weakness in the coal markets, the company said April 7.

  • Steel buyers unsure if beam prices may rise Apr 07, 2014

    A smaller-than-anticipated rise in a key scrap price has steel buyers viewing the chance of an increase in beam prices as a toss-up.

  • UPI lifts sheet prices; CSI closes May books Apr 07, 2014

    A new round of flat-rolled steel price increases has been launched on the West Coast, with USS-Posco Industries Inc. (UPI) announcing a $30-per-ton increase while a second mill said its May order book has been closed.

  • US steel exports decline in February Apr 07, 2014

    U.S. steel mill product exports fell to a more than one-year low in February, led by several flat products.

  • China asks WTO to set up dispute panel on US dumping cases Apr 07, 2014

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been asked by China to set up a dispute settlement panel to consider the U.S. application of “targeted dumping” and the use of “zeroing” in anti-dumping proceedings involving a number of imported products.

  • Commerce sets dumping margins on steel nail imports Apr 07, 2014

    In the final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review on imports of steel nails from China from Aug. 1, 2011, to July 31, 2012, the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued weighted-average dumping margins ranging from 3.92 to 41.91 percent for individual companies and a China-wide rate of 118.04 percent.

  • Supply disruptions, prices may lift import mart Apr 07, 2014

    The U.S. steel import market could see a slight boost due to recent domestic supply disruptions, although traders stressed that the impact could be short-lived since those issues are expected to be resolved in the coming weeks.

  • TMK Ipsco idling pipe mill in Kentucky Apr 07, 2014

    TMK Ipsco is idling the 8-inch welded pipe mill at its Wilder, Ky., plant and is reducing work hours there and at its welded pipe operations in Blytheville, Ark., and Camanche, Iowa, due to pressure from imports.

  • Greenbrier to double tank car capacity Apr 07, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. plans to double its capacity to manufacture rail tank cars in the next 18 months.

  • U.S. Steel's Gary Works receives iron ore Apr 07, 2014

    U.S. Steel Corp.’s Gary Works in northwest Indiana has received "the first of several deliveries of iron ore planned for this week," a company spokeswoman told AMM via e-mail April 6.

  • US drilling climbs, Canada falls Apr 07, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States increased by nine last week.

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