Supply Chain

  • US, Canadian stainless shipments rise again Aug 18, 2014

    North American stainless steel shipments continued to show strength in July, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data, although distributor sources told AMM there have been some signs of softening end-market demand.

  • Boeing weighs boosting 737 output Aug 18, 2014

    Continuing strong demand for Boeing Co.’s 737 is spurring its builder to consider yet another increase in the airliner’s production rate, which would mean still-greater demand for aerospace aluminum alloy plate.

  • Autos help fuel aluminum shipment gains Aug 18, 2014

    North American service center aluminum shipments inched up last month as strong demand from a number of key markets, including automotive, aerospace and building and construction, continued to drive orders higher.

  • GM eyeing $27.3M investment in Ind. Aug 18, 2014

    General Motors Co. is assessing a potential $27.3-million investment at its casting plant in Bedford, Ind., as the automaker looks to overhaul and upgrade equipment used to manufacture aluminum transmission components.

  • Trinity Industries finalizes Meyer Steel buy Aug 18, 2014

    Trinity Industries Inc. has completed its $600-million acquisition of Meyer Steel Structures, the utility steel structures division of Thomas & Betts Corp.

  • Workers at Jorgensen Forge vote to join union Aug 16, 2014

    Workers at Jorgensen Forge Corp. have voted by a three-to-two margin to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

  • Panama Canal project will use 121,200 tonnes of steel Aug 16, 2014

    Expansion of the Panama Canal has entered its final stages after the Panama Canal Authority and the Grupos Unidos por el Canal signed an agreement for the completion of the “third set of locks project.”

  • AARP joins suit vs. Spirit Aerosystems Aug 15, 2014

    An age and medical discrimination complaint filed against Spirit AeroSystems Inc. by its largest white-collar union has been joined by an affiliate of AARP Inc.

  • Empire Resources profits soar in 2d qtr. Aug 15, 2014

    Empire Resources Inc.’s net income surged in the second quarter due to stronger sales, particularly to Latin America.

  • Other distributors said defrauded by supplier Aug 15, 2014

    Lawrence Holdings Inc. (LHI) has alleged that distributors in California and Indiana also were defrauded by a supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

  • Port of Oswego aluminum shipments to rise Aug 15, 2014

    Shipments of aluminum products through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Port of Oswego in New York are expected to increase by 30 percent this year, according to the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

  • Boeing breaks ground on 777X wing facility Aug 15, 2014

    Boeing Co. has broken ground on a facility to build the composite wing of the new 777X.

  • Olympic sees specialty metals fueling growth Aug 14, 2014

    Olympic Steel Inc.’s specialty metals division has grown significantly, and the metals service center expects that to continue due to strength in automotive aluminum and stainless products, the company’s top executive said.

  • Ryerson’s profits surge in second quarter Aug 14, 2014

    Ryerson Holding Corp.’s earnings soared in the second quarter, due in part to increased sales and higher pricing.

  • Metals distributors misread steel mart: Siegal Aug 14, 2014

    Many metals service centers missed the market bottom earlier this year, anticipating lower prices that failed to materialize and suffering from ill-timed buying strategies, Olympic Steel Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Michael D. Siegal told AMM in an interview.

  • Ryerson closes IPO at low end of range Aug 14, 2014

    Ryerson Holding Corp. closed its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange at $11 per share, parent company Ryerson Inc. said Aug. 13.

  • Great Lakes iron ore shipments surge in July Aug 13, 2014

    U.S. Great Lakes iron ore shipments jumped in July compared with the same month last year following delays caused by an extended winter freeze.

  • Carbon steel plate marts robust: Russel Metals Aug 13, 2014

    Russel Metals Inc. continues to see robust markets for carbon plate products, with extended lead times and strong end-user demand.

  • Vote on A.M. Castle ‘poison pill’ near Aug 12, 2014

    A.M. Castle & Co.’s "poison pill" shareholder rights plan, designed to guard against unwanted mergers or acquisitions, is due for renewal or expiration in a board vote later this month, a top company executive said.

  • TW Metals names Wnek Atlanta branch manager Aug 12, 2014

    TW Metals Inc. has appointed Robert Wnek as branch manager for its Atlanta operations.

  • Olympic names Markowitz to executive role Aug 12, 2014

    Olympic Steel Inc. has appointed Andrew Markowitz to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing for its specialty metals division, it said Aug. 12.

  • Titanium distributor files Rico suit Aug 12, 2014

    Lawrence Holdings Inc. (LHI) has accused a supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software of fraud and violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (Rico) Act.

  • Superior Tube taps Burchell to lead aerospace Aug 11, 2014

    Wade Burchell has been named aerospace market manager for Superior Tube Co., the company said Aug. 11.

  • FreightCar America in black in 2d qtr. Aug 11, 2014

    FreightCar America Inc. returned to profitability in the second quarter amid higher deliveries and improved revenue, with the company looking for rising hopper car orders to bolster its declining dependence on coal cars.

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