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  • WTO rules for US in dispute vs China Mar 26, 2014

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has sided with the United States in a dispute over export restrictions by China on tungsten, molybdenum and 17 rare earths elements, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman said March 26.

  • Aero growth set to buoy aluminum demand Mar 26, 2014

    Historically high order books at Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS are set to keep the aerospace industry buoyant for some time.

  • Aircraft makers focus on raw materials Mar 26, 2014

    Buy-to-fly is the latest buzzword in aerospace, and it’s already making an impact on the raw materials that commercial aircraft makers are selecting.

  • ITC keeps anti-dumping duties on innerspring units Mar 25, 2014

    In a five-year sunset review, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to maintain duties on imports of uncovered innerspring units from China, South Africa and Vietnam.

  • Commerce ends anti-dumping duties on ball bearings Mar 25, 2014

    In the final results of an anti-dumping duty sunset review of imports of ball bearings from Japan and the United Kingdom, the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has revoked the duty orders as no domestic interested parties filed a notice of intent to participate.

  • Jordan Cove Energy Project OK’d to export LNG Mar 25, 2014

    Jordan Cove Energy Project LP has received conditional approval to export liquefied natural gas to countries that don’t have a free-trade agreement with the United States.

  • Trustee objects to Pacific Steel attorney Mar 25, 2014

    The bankruptcy trustee for Pacific Steel Casting Co. has objected to the appointment of an attorney seeking to represent the company until certain issues are resolved.

  • Sanctions vs. Russia to slow Bombardier deals Mar 24, 2014

    Economic sanctions against Russia for its action in Ukraine likely will slow the closing of a sales deal for $3.4 billion in Bombardier Inc. aircraft, as well as an agreement to assemble aircraft in Russia.

  • Deluliis, Harvey to step up Consol Energy roles Mar 24, 2014

    Consol Energy Inc. has tapped Nicholas J. Deluliis to succeed J. Brett Harvey as chief executive officer.

  • New Star Metals acquires coater Mar 23, 2014

    New Star Metals Inc. has acquired Material Sciences Corp. (MSC), which specializes in electrogalvanizing and coil coating of flat-rolled steel and aluminum.

  • PCC’s deal for ADI stresses drive for in-house sourcing Mar 21, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp.’s (PCC’s) plans for its newest proposed acquisition, Aerospace Dynamics International (ADI), reflect the company’s increasing intention to drive sourcing among its operations in-house.

  • Former steel financier bullish on shale Mar 21, 2014

    Former steel financier and ArcelorMittal SA director Wilbur Ross is banking on the shale gas revolution to drive a North American manufacturing renaissance.

  • Dry bulk shipping rates seen remaining firm Mar 21, 2014

    Dry bulk shipping rates are expected to remain firm after a recent climb due to limited ship availability and long lead times following financially lean years for companies.

  • PCC to buy Calif. aerospace supplier Mar 20, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is moving further into the aerospace supply chain with its $625-million acquisition of Aerospace Dynamics International (ADI).

  • Georgia approves $35M to deepen harbor Mar 20, 2014

    The Georgia legislature has approved $35 million in additional funding to deepen the Savannah Harbor, the Georgia Ports Authority said in a statement March 20.

  • Crimea likely won’t hurt world economy Mar 20, 2014

    “Despite the uncertainty, we think it’s unlikely that this situation will lead to any significant economic events,” Kounis told attendees at Capital Link Inc.’s eighth annual Shipping Forum in New York.

  • Metal availability a big challenge: executive Mar 19, 2014

    Securing metal—whether billet, prime or scrap—remains challenging due to stock financing deals and tight credit markets, one executive said.

  • U.S. Steel exec named to NAM board Mar 19, 2014

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has named Michael S. Williams, U.S. Steel Corp.’s senior vice president for strategic planning and business development, to its board of directors.

  • Pacific Steel seeks buyer following Ch. 11 filing Mar 19, 2014

    Pacific Steel Casting Co. is "talking to potential buyers" while it continues to conduct "business as usual," a spokeswoman told AMM, without revealing potential suitors.

  • TMK, Baker Hughes in well venture Mar 19, 2014

    OAO TMK and Baker Hughes Inc. have announced a venture to develop turnkey well completion solutions for onshore and offshore fields.

  • Auto aluminum ‘holy grail’ not without risks Mar 19, 2014

    The aluminum industry and aluminum extruders should see big benefits as cars and trucks use more of the light metal because of stricter fuel economy standards, according to one consultant. But the “holy grail” of mass-produced aluminum vehicles won’t come without significant risks.

  • ThyssenKrupp fires up coil processing plant Mar 19, 2014

    ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc.’s $15-million coil processing and distribution facility in Woodstock, Ala., has begun shipping carbon steel, stainless and aluminum product to customers.

  • New Orleans port trying to boost India trade Mar 19, 2014

    The Port of New Orleans and Samsara Shipping Pvt. Ltd. have reached an agreement to boost trade with India with a focus on steel products for the oil and gas markets.

  • Barnes Group to close spring facility in Mich. Mar 18, 2014

    Barnes Group Inc. plans to close its Associated Spring facility in Saline, Mich., by the middle of this year.

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