Supply Chain

  • Watermill acquires Wis. fabricator Tenere Dec 18, 2012

    Metal and plastic fabricator Tenere Inc. has been acquired by private equity firm Watermill Group for an undisclosed amount.

  • Metalico steps up recycling to secure feedstock Dec 18, 2012

    Metalico Inc. has stepped up its scrap metals recycling presence in the markets it serves via a new venture in northeastern Ohio and an acquisition in the Greater Rochester area.

  • Clarification: Future Metals expands in Texas Dec 18, 2012

    A story in the Dec. 18 edition suggested that Tamarac, Fla.-based Future Metals LLC is a general distributor of aluminum and steel tubing. The company, a division of Marmon/Keystone LLC, Butler, Pa., is a global supplier of aircraft tubing and metals products.

  • USW, UAW reps named to OSHA whistleblower panel Dec 18, 2012

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the members of its new Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.

  • Quanex to acquire window, door manufacturer Alumco Dec 18, 2012

    Quanex Building Products Corp. will acquire the assets of window and patio door screen manufacturer Alumco Inc.

  • Canada proposes freight service bill Dec 17, 2012

    In the wake of a major Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) strike last spring, two Canadian officials have introduced legislation that would allow companies to negotiate service agreements with railroads and create an arbitration process if commercial negotiations fail.

  • Die casters not part of Revstone Ch. 11 Dec 17, 2012

    Revstone Industries LLC’s bankruptcy protection filing hasn’t affected die casters Contech Castings LLC and Texas Die Casting, a Revstone spokesman said.

  • Metal roofing manufacturer files for Ch. 7 Dec 17, 2012

    Mid-GA Steel & Supply Inc., a manufacturer of steel roofing and steel buildings, has filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in northern Georgia.

  • O’Neal promotes Jones, Sprague Dec 17, 2012

    O’Neal Steel Inc. has promoted Jemison Jones to southern sales manager, overseeing all outside sales representatives in Greensboro, N.C.; and Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn.

  • Future Metals expands in Texas Dec 17, 2012

    Future Metals LLC’s Texas branch has relocated to a larger space to meet current demand and prepare for future growth.

  • Bailey, CertainTeed form venture Dec 17, 2012

    Bailey Metal Products Ltd. has formed a joint venture with building materials maker CertainTeed Corp. to make suspended ceiling grids in Canada and the United States.

  • MRC clears antitrust hurdle in buy of Production Specialty Services Dec 17, 2012

    MRC Global Inc. is one step closer to acquiring energy services firm Production Specialty Services Inc.

  • Tenaris eyeing OCTG in Ecuador Dec 14, 2012

    Tenaris SA plans to build a new threading facility for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) in Machachi, Ecuador.

  • ITC will hold public hearing on wind tower imports Dec 14, 2012

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that a public hearing should be held in an anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation into imports of utility-scale wind towers from China and Vietnam.

  • Flat-rolled aluminum alloys under pressure Dec 14, 2012

    Imports of certain flat-rolled aluminum common alloys are taking business away from domestic mills, service center sources told AMM.

  • Glencore’s Rosh Pinah site to use Luderitz for exporting Dec 13, 2012

    Glencore International Plc’s Rosh Pinah zinc and lead subsidiary in Namibia will ship concentrates through the port of Luderitz in the southern part of the country starting next year in a bid to ease logistical constraints at the port of Walvis Bay.

  • Freight service returns to west Ohio county Dec 13, 2012

    Hannibal Real Estate LLC and Carload Express Inc. plan to operate the 12.2-mile Omal Railway line in Monroe County, Ohio, in a move the firms said would return freight rail service to the region.

  • Urban Steel files for Chapter 7 liquidation Dec 13, 2012

    Urban Steel LLC has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation, listing steel, service and equipment suppliers as some of its biggest unsecured creditors.

  • Alcoa opens first wheel plant in China Dec 13, 2012

    Alcoa Inc.’s wheel and transportation division officially opened its first fully integrated wheel manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, Thursday.

  • Dismissal notice filed on S. Korea transformers Dec 13, 2012

    Hyosung Corp. and Hico America Sales & Technology Inc. have filed a notice of dismissal with the U.S. Court of International Trade.

  • Mexico targets higher auto output, fewer used imports Dec 13, 2012

    Mexico’s automotive industry is targeting annual production of 4 million vehicles within the next five years.

  • China’s auto sales, output register gains in November Dec 13, 2012

    Chinese automobile sales rose to nearly 1.8 million units in November, according to data released this week by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), up 11.5 percent from a month earlier and 8.2 percent higher than the same month last year.

  • Corps hires contractors, but river travel still risky Dec 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed that it hired two contractors to blast away at exposed rock pinnacles in the Mississippi River at Thebes, Ill., but barge operators and shippers say that without a release of water from upstream reservoirs the project won’t secure navigable channels until February.

  • AMM website weekend outage notice Dec 13, 2012

    AMM’s website will not be accessible the evening of Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 16, as we make essential updates to improve performance.

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