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  • Ford unveils aluminum-bodied F-150 Jan 13, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. unveiled its aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 13.

  • Shiloh taps vp of market strategy Jan 13, 2014

    Brad Tolley has been named vice president of strategy and market development at Shiloh Industries Inc.

  • Rolls-Royce cutting 400 jobs, mostly at Indiana operations Jan 10, 2014

    Rolls-Royce Plc’s plan to cut 400 jobs in its global defense business will mainly affect workers at its U.S. operations.

  • Evraz may temporarily lay off 400 workers Jan 10, 2014

    Evraz Inc. North America could temporarily lay off about 400 workers at its spiral and 24-inch lines and finishing departments at its tubular mill in Regina, Saskatchewan, starting Jan. 20 due to a lack of rail cars to ship out orders.

  • Ellwood to close NC operation Jan 10, 2014

    Ellwood Group Inc. will close its manufacturing operation in Rural Hall, N.C., due to falling market demand for its products.

  • Rail cars will need overhaul: Greenbrier Jan 10, 2014

    About 80,000 tank cars that don’t meet current industry safety standards will need retrofitting or replacing in light of recent rail car accidents, according to the top executive of Greenbrier Cos.

  • EC votes to ‘backload’ carbon credits Jan 10, 2014

    The European Commission’s climate change committee approved a proposal to temporarily withhold, or "backload," carbon emissions allowances in a vote Jan. 8.

  • Train hauling crude oil derails in Canada Jan 09, 2014

    Canadian government authorities are closely monitoring the effects of an oil spill and fire that occurred Jan. 7 when a Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Railway) freight train carrying propane and crude oil derailed near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.

  • Reliance back on track after Midwest cold snap Jan 09, 2014

    The worst is over for Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s Midwest operations, which were affected by this week’s cold snap, according to the company’s top executive.

  • Steel sensor maker must sell some US assets Jan 09, 2014

    Steelmaking single-use sensor and instrument maker Heraeus Electro-Nite Co. has agreed to sell part of its U.S. business to Keystone Sensors LLC to settle U.S. Justice Department competitive concerns.

  • Duties on Chinese steel nails continue Jan 09, 2014

    An anti-dumping duty order on imports of steel nails from China will remain in place.

  • Commerce sets duties on steel wire hangers Jan 09, 2014

    In the final results of an expedited sunset review of imports of steel wire garment hangers from China, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has assessed weighted-average anti-dumping deposit rates.

  • N. American metals, energy shipments via rail up in 2013 Jan 09, 2014

    North American shipments of energy and metals-related commodities by railroad improved a mere 0.2 percent from the previous year, according to data from the Association of American Railroads.

  • Alro taps Schmidt president, chief operating officer Jan 09, 2014

    Alro Steel Corp. named David Schmidt president and chief operating officer effective Jan. 1.

  • China cuts railway outlay to $103B for 2014 Jan 09, 2014

    China plans to invest 630 billion yuan ($103 billion) in railways during 2014, according to a Jan. 9 report by the state-owned Xinhua News Agency.

  • China’s auto output, sales set new records in 2013 Jan 09, 2014

    China’s automobile output and sales hit new highs in 2013 on the back of growing demand in the world’s largest vehicle market.

  • Cargill plans to build steel processing facility Jan 08, 2014

    Cargill Inc. plans to build its eighth U.S. steel processing center to help meet increasing demand in the manufacturing and shale oil industries.

  • Grand Steel’s Barnett is ASD Man of the Year Jan 08, 2014

    James Barnett, president of Grand Steel Products Inc., has been named Steel Man of the Year by the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD).

  • CPI Aerostructures lands record orders in qtr. Jan 08, 2014

    CPI Aerostructures Inc. secured a record number of new orders in the fourth quarter, aided by easing federal budget sequestration pressures, the company said.

  • Coast Guard ship hit by iron ore vessel Jan 08, 2014

    An iron ore hauler that accidently struck a U.S. Coast Guard ice-breaking ship in northern Lake Michigan was scheduled to arrive in port at Gary, Ind., during the afternoon of Jan. 7.

  • Airbus taps McArtor for N. American helm Jan 08, 2014

    Allan McArtor will step in as chairman and chief executive officer of Airbus Group Inc. effective March 1.

  • Sandvik buying drill bit maker Varel Jan 07, 2014

    Sandvik AB has reached an agreement to buy Varel International Energy Services Inc., a supplier of drilling solutions focusing on drill bits and downhole products for well construction and completion, for $740 million.

  • Kelly Pipe moving to larger site in Chicago area Jan 07, 2014

    Kelly Pipe Co. LLC is moving to a new location near Chicago that will expand its warehousing and yard space and allow the company to eventually add new processing capabilities.

  • Cold front continues to belt Midwest metal ops Jan 07, 2014

    The blast of Arctic air that brought the coldest temperatures in more than two decades to the Midwest has caused numerous operational shutdowns and delayed shipments.

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