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  • Japanese target US auto aluminum sheet mart May 29, 2014

    The Japanese auto industry is looking to capture market share in the U.S. automotive aluminum sector, highlighting the possibility of a major shift to aluminum for Japanese-brand mass-market vehicles, Wise Metals Group LLC’s top executive told AMM.

  • Alcoa aims to capture aerospace demand May 29, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has broken ground on a $100-million aerospace expansion in La Porte, Ind., where it will produce nickel-based superalloy parts for jet engines.

  • New trial sought in MM Steel antitrust case May 29, 2014

    Service centers and steel mills accused in an antitrust lawsuit of trying to force MM Steel LP out of business have requested a new trial.

  • MRC Global continues acquisition spree May 29, 2014

    A subsidiary of MRC Global Inc. has acquired MSD Engineering Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based distributor and regional service provider of valve and valve automation solutions, for an undisclosed amount.

  • Triumph to acquire GE’s hydraulic business May 28, 2014

    Triumph Group Inc. has agreed to buy the hydraulic actuation business of General Electric Co.’s aviation unit for about $70 million.

  • JDM Steel Service promotes execs May 28, 2014

    JDM Steel Service Inc., an "all-prime" flat-rolled steel supplier and toll processor, has promoted two executives to key positions.

  • Housing to drive copper demand in ’14: report May 27, 2014

    A boom in U.S. housing starts could drive demand for base metals, particularly copper, over the coming year, while public infrastructure and nonresidential construction may lag, according to AllianceBernstein LP.

  • Kobe, Toyota Tsusho eye auto aluminum venture May 27, 2014

    Japan’s Kobe Steel Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corp. are considering setting up a joint venture to produce automotive aluminum sheet in the United States.

  • MRC Global acquiring Norway’s Metron May 27, 2014

    MRC Global Inc. is adding to its international portfolio with the planned acquisition of Metron Holding AS, the Norwegian parent firm of instrumentation and process control products provider Hypteck AS, for an undisclosed amount.

  • Steelmakers could turn against rivals in lawsuit May 24, 2014

    AK Steel Corp. and Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. could help steel fabricators in a federal antitrust lawsuit by providing information against other defendants if a legal settlement scheduled for a July 10 hearing in U.S. District Court in Illinois is approved.

  • Service center veteran Milton Lampros dies May 23, 2014

    Milton J. Lampros, founder and retired president of Portland, Ore., distributor Lampros Steel Inc., who served more than six decades in the West Coast mill and service center industries, died May 21.

  • Sen. urges action in Russian ferrosilicon case May 23, 2014

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) has accused Russian ferrosilicon exporters of undermining the U.S. Commerce Department’s anti-dumping investigation by “withholding key information necessary to determine the duties that would be imposed on Russian imports.”

  • Pacific Steel Casting selects buyer May 23, 2014

    Pacific Steel Casting Co. has chosen a buyer for the company but won’t identify it yet, a spokeswoman said this past week.

  • O’Neal unit earns P&W laser OK May 23, 2014

    United Performance Metals Inc. has received "laser beam metal removal" approval from aircraft engine builder Pratt & Whitney Corp. (P&W).

  • Accuride, UAW in accord at Pa. plant May 22, 2014

    Accuride Corp. has reached a new labor deal with unionized workers at its Erie, Pa., aluminum wheel manufacturing plant, it said.

  • Shiloh results driven higher by auto growth May 22, 2014

    Shiloh Industries Inc.’s results improved in its fiscal second quarter due in part to market share gains and improved North American automotive production volumes.

  • Nonresidential drives US construction starts May 22, 2014

    The value of U.S. construction starts rose in April, driven by gains in nonresidential building, as construction activity has begun to recover from severe weather earlier this year.

  • Revstone Industries assets sold in restructuring May 22, 2014

    Revstone Industries LLC has completed the sale of its MW Texas Die Casting Inc., Metavation LLC and Vassar Foundry businesses and Contech Castings’ Dowagiac facility.

  • Memorial Day holiday notice May 22, 2014

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, May 27. The New York Mercantile Exchange and the London Metal Exchange are also closed.

  • Greenbrier lands new orders for 7,000 rail cars May 22, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. has received new orders for a “broad range” of 7,000 rail cars that could result in a total requirement of roughly 120,000 tons of steel, according to industry sources.

  • Water infrastructure bill to provide relief for steel industry, AISI says May 21, 2014

    Water infrastructure legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives May 20 brightens the prospects for the iron and steel industry, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute.

  • ITC keeps duties on Chinese electrodes May 21, 2014

    Anti-dumping duties on imports of small-diameter graphite electrodes from China will remain in place.

  • Johnson Brass idles foundry after accident May 21, 2014

    Alloy machining company Johnson Brass & Machine Foundry Inc. has shut down its foundry during an investigation into the cause of a May 19 accident that injured eight people.

  • Judge moves patent suit vs. Ball, MillerCoors May 21, 2014

    A federal judge in Texas has transferred a patent lawsuit against Ball Corp. and MillerCoors LLC to U.S. District Court in Colorado.

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