Supply Chain

  • Reliance buys Illinois distributor Aug 01, 2014

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has acquired all of the capital stock of Northern Illinois Steel Supply Co., a value-added distributor and fabricator of steel and nonferrous metal products, for an undisclosed price.

  • Keystone XL hearing set for Sept. Aug 01, 2014

    A Nebraska Supreme Court hearing in September will decide the fate of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline in the state.

  • Boeing to build newest Dreamliner in SC Jul 31, 2014

    Boeing Co.’s South Carolina facility is due to grow in importance after being chosen as the exclusive final assembly site for the newest version of the 787 Dreamliner, disappointing some of the company’s largest unions.

  • American Railcar’s net jumps 36.4% Jul 31, 2014

    American Railcar Industries Inc.’s net income soared 36.4 percent in the second quarter due in part to stepped-up production of hopper cars and continued strong output of tank cars.

  • General Cable posts loss, closes facilities Jul 31, 2014

    Copper and aluminum wire and cable producer General Cable Corp. has closed three manufacturing facilities in North America, India and Peru as part of its restructuring program.

  • Spirit’s Kan. plant suffers titanium fire Jul 31, 2014

    A titanium fire at Spirit AeroSystems Inc.’s Wichita, Kan., facility July 29 was extinguished by company and county firefighters.

  • Superior Industries to close Ark. facility Jul 30, 2014

    Superior Industries International Inc. is closing its manufacturing facility in Rogers, Ark., as part of an initiative to reduce costs and enhance its global competitive position.

  • Italian auto parts caster to build Mich. foundry Jul 30, 2014

    An Italian automotive parts casting company plans to construct a €74-million ($99.2-million) melting facility specializing in brake discs in Homer, Mich.

  • Vulcanium taps Peko for new post Jul 30, 2014

    Vulcanium Metals International LLC has hired Kim Peko to fill the company’s new position of aerospace business development manager.

  • Commercial aero offsets Ducommun’s military cuts Jul 29, 2014

    Growing commercial aerospace work helped Ducommun Inc.’s net income soar in the second quarter, and the Los Angeles-based aerospace subcontractor’s stock price once again reacted sharply to unexpected earnings results.

  • High costs push Castle deeper into red Jul 29, 2014

    Metals and plastics distributor A.M. Castle & Co. experienced a disappointing second quarter, the company’s top executive said, as steep operating costs ate up more than half of $249.5 million in quarterly sales amid broader restructuring.

  • Leeco appoints purchasing exec Jul 29, 2014

    Leeco Steel LLC has named Ryan Murphy vice president of purchasing effective immediately.

  • AT&F building new plant in India Jul 29, 2014

    Steel fabricator AT&F has begun construction of a manufacturing plant in India.

  • GrafTech posts 2d-qtr. loss of $160M Jul 29, 2014

    GrafTech International Ltd. expects its graphite electrode production facilities to run at full capacity in the second half of the year as the company’s steelmaking customers are cautiously optimistic about their business for the remainder of 2014.

  • Aerodyne expands alloy inventory Jul 29, 2014

    Aerodyne Alloys LLC has expanded its inventory of two stainless steel bar alloys used in the aerospace industry.

  • Revenue bonds for CN Wire under review Jul 29, 2014

    New Mexico’s move to issue industrial revenue bonds to Turkey-based copper wire manufacturer CN Wire Corp. has been put on hold and will be subject to a hearing by the New Mexico State Board of Finance.

  • Ford’s aluminum F-150 gets price hike Jul 28, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. has begun receiving orders from U.S. and Canadian dealers for the 2015 F-150, an aluminum-bodied pickup truck that will be priced slightly higher than the 2014 model.

  • ATI sees premium rating for Rowley by '15 Jul 28, 2014

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) expects to wind up its pursuit of a premium-quality rating for titanium sponge products for use in aircraft engines by next year.

  • Encore's net slides due to tighter wire margins Jul 28, 2014

    Encore Wire Corp.’s second-quarter earnings fell 34.5 percent year on year even as sales rose 6.1 percent.

  • Nexans returns to profit in first half Jul 28, 2014

    Nexans SA returned to the black in the first half despite a weak U.S. construction sector that prompted a drop in first-half cable sales to the North American building market.

  • Odom Industries heading for auction Jul 25, 2014

    Metal fabricator Odom Industries Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it looks to restructure ahead of an Aug. 21 auction.

  • Ryerson announces terms for public offering Jul 25, 2014

    Ryerson Inc. has announced the terms for an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, with holding company Ryerson Holding Corp. set to offer 11 million shares in a price range of $17 to $20 per share.

  • Boeing denies claim of age discrimination Jul 25, 2014

    Boeing Co.’s largest white-collar union has accused the company of age discrimination in a filing with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

  • PCC mulls another $6B in acquisitions Jul 24, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) could spend another $4 billion to $6 billion on acquisitions during the next three years, chairman and chief executive officer Mark Donegan said.

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