Supply Chain

  • Distributors’ aluminum shipments stay strong Sep 17, 2014

    North American service center aluminum shipments continued their year-on-year improvement in August despite a dip from earlier this summer, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data.

  • Mexico’s demand for stainless said surging Sep 17, 2014

    Mexico is proving to be a driving force behind the growth in stainless steel consumption, according to industry executives and analysts.

  • Esmark unit seals KMA Manufacturing deal Sep 17, 2014

    Esmark Industrial Group LLC, a metals fabrication and manufacturing subsidiary of Esmark Inc., has completed the acquisition of KMA Manufacturing LLC, formerly known as Pittsburgh Annealing Box Inc.

  • Steel will stay No. 1 in autos: ArcelorMittal Sep 17, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA expects steel to remain the material of choice for cars and light trucks, according to company executives.

  • Commerce launches probe of steel shelving imports Sep 17, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department has initiated an anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation into imports of boltless steel shelving from China.

  • ArcelorMittal cooks up steel diet for pickups Sep 17, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA is aiming to help pickup trucks meet tougher fuel economy standards with advanced high-strength steels (AHSS).

  • Pacific Steel’s revolving credit line closes Sep 16, 2014

    Siena Lending Group LLC has completed a $15-million revolving credit facility for Pacific Steel Casting Co.

  • “Titanium cheaters” pose an ongoing threat Sep 15, 2014

    A lawsuit recently filed by United Technologies Corp. (UTC) shows that defense contractors are "still vulnerable" to an ongoing problem with "suspect" titanium that has persisted for 15 years, according to an aviation trade journal.

  • U.S. Steel wins OK to expand Minntac operations Sep 12, 2014

    U.S. Steel Corp. has received federal approval to expand its Minntac iron ore operations in Mt. Iron, Minn.

  • Anglo American to idle Peace River met coal ops Sep 12, 2014

    Anglo American Plc is planning to place its 1.5-million-tonne-per-year Peace River coking coal operations in British Columbia on care and maintenance at year-end

  • McNichols moving Ariz. metal service center Sep 11, 2014

    McNichols Co. is moving its Phoenix metal service center to a new site within the city that has improved access to major transportation arteries and an enhanced facility layout.

  • North River Capital acquires Indiana gear manufacturer Sep 11, 2014

    Private equity firm North River Capital LLC has bought a majority stake in Auburn Gear Inc., a manufacturer of wheel drives, axle drive components and specialty drives, for an undisclosed amount.

  • Two LNG projects win export approval Sep 11, 2014

    The U.S. Energy Department has given final authorization to Cameron LNG LLC and Carib Energy LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the United States.

  • A.M. Castle allows ‘poison pill’ to expire Sep 11, 2014

    A.M. Castle & Co.’s "poison pill" shareholder rights plan to defend against possible hostile takeovers has expired, the company’s top executive told AMM.

  • Young adults key to home construction rebound Sep 11, 2014

    The U.S. housing market may not get back on its feet until young adults have good jobs that will allow them to start families—or just move out of their parents’ basement, according to one housing industry expert.

  • Trucking, equipment outlook said mostly good Sep 10, 2014

    The outlook for the heavy equipment and commercial truck sector is mostly positive despite projected instability in agriculture and mining equipment, one industry analyst said.

  • Ala. fabricator facing OSHA fines for alleged violations Sep 10, 2014

    Diversified Fabricating Inc. is facing penalties totaling $73,500 for alleged safety and health violations at its facility in Oneonta, Ala.

  • Aluminum trend to continue: IHS analyst Sep 10, 2014

    Steel deserves credit for some of the 700 pounds Ford Motor Co. shed on its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, according to one automotive analyst.

  • Esmark in talks with tenants for retooled plant Sep 10, 2014

    Several large and midsized energy services companies are interested in moving to Esmark Inc.’s retooled Yorkville Energy Services Terminal, the former Ohio Cold Rolling Co., the company said.

  • Aerodyne Alloys appoints Mills territory manager Sep 10, 2014

    Specialty alloys distributor Aerodyne Alloys LLC has hired Mike Mills as territory manager for the company’s southeastern regional operations.

  • Construction index bounces back in Aug. Sep 10, 2014

    A nonresidential construction index gained 0.2 percent month on month in August, rebounding from a 5.7-percent decline in July, according to the McGraw Hill Construction division of New York-based McGraw Hill Financial.

  • IBC lands F-35 cast components contract Sep 09, 2014

    IBC Engineered Materials Corp. has won a $2-million contract to supply cast components for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

  • Auto suppliers need to go global: IHS Sep 09, 2014

    The outlook for the automotive industry is bright, but it’s a lot brighter for suppliers with a global footprint, according to one industry analyst.

  • Samuel to shutter Ambridge facility Sep 09, 2014

    Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. has decided to close its WorldClass Processing Corp. facility in Ambridge, Pa., following a "thorough performance review," the company said Sept. 9.

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