Supply Chain

  • ProtoService adds system to make Ti parts Aug 28, 2014

    Italy’s ProtoService Srl has ordered a second additive manufacturing system from Sweden’s Arcam AB for the production of titanium parts.

  • Toyota gets incentives for Mich. expansion Aug 28, 2014

    Toyota Motor Corp. is moving forward with plans to build a $32.5-million facility on the campus of its Toyota Technical Center in York Township, Mich., after receiving approval for state and local business development incentives.

  • Japanese brass maker files counterclaim in patent suit Aug 28, 2014

    Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. Ltd. has filed a counterclaim against brass valves maker Conbraco Industries Inc., alleging that the company is using a patent lawsuit in an effort to exhaust inventories of the products in question.

  • Labor Day holiday notice Aug 28, 2014

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, Sept. 2.

  • Power provider applauds Noranda rate ruling Aug 28, 2014

    The power provider for Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s smelter in New Madrid, Mo., praised a ruling that rejected the company’s request for a lower power rate.

  • Distributors’ OCTG sales prices hit new high Aug 27, 2014

    Distributors’ oil country tubular goods (OCTG) prices hit a 21-month high in August after logging a fourth consecutive monthly increase.

  • Bankruptcies exacerbate freight woes Aug 27, 2014

    A rash of recent bankruptcies in the trucking industry has shippers concerned that domestic freight rates, which have surged over the past 12 months, could push even higher through year-end.

  • Castings producer settles EPA alleged violations Aug 27, 2014

    Castings producer SeaCast Inc. has agreed to pay an $18,000 penalty and buy new equipment costing at least $230,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste violations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • US trade petition targets China steel shelving Aug 26, 2014

    Edsal Manufacturing Co. Inc., the largest U.S. manufacturer of boltless steel shelving, has filed a trade petition against Chinese producers of the product.

  • Ford shuts plant in prep for F-150 production Aug 25, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. has temporarily closed its Dearborn, Mich.-based truck assembly plant as the company prepares to install equipment designed to manufacture its aluminum-intensive 2015 F-150 pickup truck.

  • Empire Industries’ earnings, sales jump Aug 25, 2014

    Empire Industries Ltd.’s earnings and sales jumped in the second quarter on more profitable bookings in its steel fabrication segment.

  • Carlyle Group closes buy of stake in trader Traxys Group Aug 25, 2014

    Carlyle Group LP and associated investors have completed the acquisition of a majority stake in physical metals trader and logistics company Traxys Group.

  • Energy plants lift construction index in July Aug 22, 2014

    Energy-related plant construction helped push a key domestic building index up 6 percent in July.

  • Mercedes swaps aluminum pistons for steel Aug 22, 2014

    German automaker Mercedes-Benz will replace aluminum pistons with high-tech steel pistons in one of its diesel passenger vehicles starting in September.

  • Ex-PSL North America chief Vaill joins Trinity Industries Aug 22, 2014

    Former PSL North America LLC chief executive officer Brian Vaill is now a vice president at Trinity Industries Inc., according to his LinkedIn profile.

  • Resilience Capital invests in Hynes Industries Aug 22, 2014

    Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, has invested in Hynes Industries Inc. and Hynes Kokomo LLC.Detailed terms and the amount of the investment were not disclosed.

  • Canadian rail car builder hiring workers Aug 21, 2014

    National Steel Car Ltd., Canada’s only rail car builder, is boosting employment, spurred by its recent entry into tank cars and rising demand for its traditional lines of freight cars.

  • Bombardier appoints Aerostructures chief Aug 21, 2014

    Bombardier Inc. has named a 33-year veteran of the Canadian aerospace industry to oversee development of both its metals and non-metallic structures.

  • US extruders cheer Barstow project delay Aug 21, 2014

    U.S. aluminum extruders applauded news that a proposed $1.5-billion secondary aluminum manufacturing facility in Barstow, Calif., is unlikely to come to fruition, citing domestic capacity restrictions and widespread concern over the project’s funding sources.

  • Vann to receive annual award from Nadca Aug 21, 2014

    Die casting industry veteran Jack Vann will receive the North American Die Casting Association’s (Nadca’s) annual award for outstanding contributions to the industry.

  • Nucor facility adds automated fence post system Aug 21, 2014

    Arnold Machine Inc. has built an automated system to cut, paint and bundle fence posts at Nucor Corp.’s mill in Plymouth, Utah.

  • Abakan seeks $7.5M to fund business plan Aug 21, 2014

    Abakan Inc. is looking to garner $7.5 million from a private offering of up to 18.75 million shares in order to support ongoing operations, retire outstanding debt and bolster product development.

  • Nasmyth expands into US with deal for metal finisher Aug 20, 2014

    Nasmyth Group Ltd. has expanded into the United States with the acquisition of aerospace specialist Technical Metal Finishing Inc.

  • Fire erupts at Alexandria’s Ind. extrusion facility Aug 20, 2014

    A pre-dawn fire erupted Aug. 19 at Alexandria Extrusion MidAmerica’s facility in Indianapolis.

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