Supply Chain

  • Bombardier Ontario workers strike Jul 15, 2014

    Workers at Bombardier Inc.’s Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant have gone on strike to protest what they say are company demands for steep concessions on pensions and benefits.

  • Samuel starts operation in China to serve aerospace Jul 14, 2014

    Canada’s Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. has officially opened a 22,000-square-foot facility in Chengdu, China, about 1,100 miles west of Beijing, where it will service the supply chain needs of Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corp. (CAC) and Aviation Industries Corp. of China (AVIC).

  • Cliffs brands Casablanca plan a ‘fire sale’ Jul 14, 2014

    Iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has criticized key selling points of activist investor Casablanca Capital LP’s plan for the mining company, the latest in a series of increasingly heated exchanges between the two companies.

  • Drilling picks up in US, Canada Jul 14, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States rose by one last week, while Canadian drilling activity climbed.

  • Port truck drivers end strike for ‘cooling off’ period Jul 14, 2014

    Unionized truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., have called off their strike, according to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • LME, banks face another zinc lawsuit Jul 11, 2014

    Galvanizers Co. has filed a class-action lawsuit against the London Metal Exchange, Glencore Xstrata Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and their respective warehousing units over alleged warehouse manipulation that it claims has driven up U.S. zinc premiums

  • US brass mill imports up, exports dip in May Jul 11, 2014

    U.S. imports of brass mill products increased in May compared with the same month last year while exports fell, according to data from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • ITC issues preliminary steel nail imports ruling Jul 11, 2014

    In a preliminary determination in a dumping and subsidy investigation, the U.S. International Trade Commission said there is a reasonable indication that U.S. industry is materially injured by imports of steel nails.

  • UAW forms local union at Tenn. VW plant Jul 11, 2014

    Despite losing a unionization vote at Volkswagen AG’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union has formed a local union chapter to represent workers.

  • Weak markets force General Cable restructure Jul 10, 2014

    A “lack of consistent momentum in utility and construction spending,” as well as underperforming assets abroad, were behind General Cable’s decision to restructure its business, executive vice president and chief financial officer Brian Robinson said.

  • Partnerships key to waterways revival Jul 10, 2014

    Public-private partnerships could help repair and expand U.S. waterways infrastructure, but progress will be slow, according to remarks made at a congressional policy panel July 10.

  • Iron ore shipments buoyed as Great Lakes water levels rise Jul 10, 2014

    Great Lakes iron ore shipments surged in June but year-to-date levels remain below normal due to winter-related delays.

  • Horsehead takes outage at Mooresboro Jul 09, 2014

    Horsehead Holding Corp. announced a “temporary outage” at its Mooresboro, N.C., zinc production facility July 8.

  • Scrap exports not impacted by port strike Jul 09, 2014

    Unionized truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., declared an indefinite strike July 7, alleging unfair labor practices in the use of independent contractors.

  • Lincoln Electric, NanoSteel sign global licensing deal Jul 09, 2014

    Lincoln Electric Co. has signed a worldwide licensing agreement for NanoSteel Co. Inc.’s proprietary weld overlay and thermal spray applications steel coatings technology.

  • Boeing 737 fuselages pulled from river Jul 08, 2014

    Emergency crews on July 8 were fishing out the last of three Boeing Co. 737 fuselage sections that tumbled into a stretch of the Clark Fork River near Rivulet, Mont., a spokeswoman for Montana Rail Link Inc. told AMM.

  • Sheet piles on way to iron ore project Jul 08, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA is shipping steel sheet piles to the Canadian Arctic where they will be used to build a dock to serve the steelmaker’s joint venture Mary River iron ore project on Baffin Island.

  • Ducommun wins 737 supply contracts Jul 08, 2014

    Ducommun Inc. said it has won several contracts to build titanium structural assemblies for Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX airliner

  • Metal One buys Canadian tubular distributor Jul 08, 2014

    Japan’s Metal One Corp. has purchased energy tubular distributor Cantak Corp. for an undisclosed amount to take advantage of growing steel demand from the Canadian energy sector.

  • US auto sales get boost from economy Jul 08, 2014

    Strong demand and an improved economic outlook helped bolster U.S. sales for most major automakers last month.

  • Metals sector could see M&A ramp up: KeyBanc Jul 07, 2014

    The next year could see increased merger-and-acquisition activity in the metals sector as markets improve, according to one analyst.

  • US, Canadian drilling increases Jul 07, 2014

    The number of drill rigs operating in both the United States and Canada climbed the week.

  • BMW plans $1-billion investment in Mexico Jul 03, 2014

    BMW Group’s commitment to globally balanced growth and the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) region took on a mega-dollar dimension July 3 when the premium automaker announced plans to build a $1-billion production plant near San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

  • Steel urges action on currency manipulation Jul 03, 2014

    The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) and 11 other trade groups have urged strong and enforceable provisions prohibiting currency manipulation in all future U.S. free-trade deals.

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