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  • CBSA unperturbed by MSCI move into copper: Immell Apr 29, 2014

    The Metals Service Center Institute’s (MSCI’s) entrance into the copper and brass industry has not had a major impact on the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA).

  • Dollar, gas helped Weber Metals score press Apr 29, 2014

    Otto Fuchs KG’s decision to build a 60,000-ton aerospace forging press at its Weber Metals Inc. unit in California stemmed from the dollar’s dominant role in global aerospace trade, a proximity to abundant supplies of natural gas and a still important U.S. defense market.

  • ATI’s Utah plant to stay below capacity Apr 28, 2014

    Lagging demand from nonaerospace industrial markets means Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) will continue to run its titanium sponge facility below capacity, as the sponge it has already earmarked to achieve a premium-quality rating now goes downstream for melt qualification.

  • Mill Steel to open new Ind. facility Apr 28, 2014

    Mill Steel Co. is opening a new location at the Port of Indiana in Jeffersonville, the company said April 28.

  • L.B. Foster in sales agreement with AlumaBridge Apr 28, 2014

    L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh, has signed a deal to be the exclusive North American sales channel for AlumaBridge LLC’s lightweight aluminum bridge decking.

  • Canadian auto parts maker sets up shop in Missouri Apr 28, 2014

    Missouri’s rebounding auto manufacturing sector has added Martinrea Riverside LLC to the growing list of global auto suppliers setting up shop in the state.

  • GrafTech posts net loss in first quarter Apr 25, 2014

    A rationalization initiative calling for the closure of its two highest-cost graphite electrode production facilities, along with lower realized graphite electrode prices due to a global supply imbalance, combined to push GrafTech International Ltd. $11.52 million in the red in the first quarter.

  • ‘Buy American’ pipeline bill urged Apr 25, 2014

    A Minnesota congressman has introduced a bill that would apply "Buy American" requirements on pipelines regulated by the Secretary of Transportation.

  • Canada mandates tank car upgrades Apr 25, 2014

    Canada has ordered the "immediate" removal of 5,000 tank cars from service as part of a series of rulings issued this past week designed to improve safety, according to a spokeswoman for Transport Canada.

  • LME asks US court to dismiss ‘absurd’ aluminum lawsuits Apr 24, 2014

    The London Metal Exchange has asked a U.S. judge to dismiss claims of misconduct related to the aluminum market for a variety of reasons, including that the court lacks jurisdiction over the exchange.

  • Reliance sees trend of rising steel prices Apr 24, 2014

    Steel prices are moving up in the second quarter after swooning midway through the first quarter, according to Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. executives.

  • Reliance's aeropace plate outlook improves Apr 24, 2014

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s second-quarter results were dinged by Midwest premium volatility and pressure on aluminum plate prices as a result of import competition and an aerospace supply chain glut.

  • Boeing ready for 'unlikely' titanium disruption Apr 24, 2014

    Boeing Co. says it is prepared for a worst-case scenario that political events in eastern Europe could disrupt its titanium supply chain.

  • Scrap veteran William F. Sullivan dies at 85 Apr 24, 2014

    William F. Sullivan, chief executive officer of William F. Sullivan Co. Inc., died April 23 at his home in West Springfield, Mass. He was 85.

  • Voestalpine starts output at US auto parts plant Apr 23, 2014

    Voestalpine Group has begun producing high-strength steel auto components at its $70-million Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. subsidiary in Cartersville, Ga.

  • Greenbrier hires rival’s former chief Apr 22, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. has hired Jim Cowan, former chief executive officer of a rival rail car builder, to fill a key operating post in what some Wall Street observers believe could be the first step on a path to Greenbrier’s chief executive officer post.

  • ATI closing iron casting facility by end of June Apr 22, 2014

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) will close its iron castings facility in LaPorte, Ind., by the end of June, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

  • Falling copper prices pinch Mueller's results Apr 22, 2014

    Mueller Industries Inc. saw its first-quarter net income slip 5.7 percent year on year as declining copper prices offset an increase in net sales, the company said April 22.

  • AK Steel unable to aid struggling automakers Apr 22, 2014

    AK Steel Corp. is booked nearly to capacity on coated and cold-rolled steel products and therefore has limited capacity to help automakers facing shutdowns due to steel shortages, the company’s top executive said.

  • Steel Technologies to buy Ind. toll processor Stripco Apr 22, 2014

    Steel Technologies LLC has entered into an agreement to purchase toll processor Stripco LLC for an undisclosed amount.

  • Boeing union workers awarded $46.8M Apr 21, 2014

    Boeing Co.’s largest white-collar union says hundreds of its members are in line for nearly $47 million in back wages and benefits after a 13-year dispute.

  • US tools manufacturer sues Rusal Apr 21, 2014

    Industrial tools manufacturer CITC USA Inc. is suing Russian aluminum producer United Co. Rusal (UC Rusal) and its subsidiaries for allegedly failing to pay $450,000 for parts.

  • No auto impact yet from halt at USS Ecorse Apr 21, 2014

    U.S. automakers thus far appear to be unscathed by disruptions in the supply chain at domestic mills, including a force majeure at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Great Lakes Works in Ecorse, Mich.

  • More ice-breaking capacity said needed Apr 18, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA wants U.S. lawmakers to push ahead with a bill aimed at bolstering the nation’s ice-breaking capacity and to repair and update its waterways in the wake of one of the worst winters in decades.

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