Supply Chain

  • Borick retiring from Superior Industries Oct 15, 2013

    Steven J. Borick will retire as president and chief executive officer of Superior Industries International Inc. at the end of March next year.

  • Union warns of strike as CN talk derail Oct 15, 2013

    Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union leaders have warned of a potential work stoppage at Canadian National Railway Co. (CN) near the end of this month after contract negotiations stalled, but the railroad said mediated talks will begin next week.

  • Vallourec to supply Xerelete field Oct 15, 2013

    Vallourec SA will supply oil country tubular goods for Total SA’s offshore Xerelete field in Brazil, the company said Oct. 14.

  • ATI to divest iron castings business Oct 14, 2013

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) is closing its fabricated components business and plans to divest its iron castings operations, the company said Oct. 14.

  • Icahn revives growth plan; rail chief resigns Oct 14, 2013

    A key executive in Carl C. Icahn’s railcar holdings has resigned as the billionaire investor reignites his effort to expand his holdings in the industry.

  • Nikiski area chosen as lead site for Alaska LNG project Oct 14, 2013

    Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc, ConocoPhillips Co. and TransCanada Corp. have selected a site in the Nikiski area on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska as the probable site for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project that is expected to cost $45 billion to $65 billion or more, Exxon said on its website.

  • Kinder Morgan expanding pipeline Oct 14, 2013

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP is expanding its crude and condensate pipeline further into the Eagle Ford shale formation in South Texas following an agreement with a producer, the company said.

  • Boeing sees titanium in balance by 2015 Oct 11, 2013

    Boeing Co. expects to be "in balance" on titanium by 2015, but it is unclear if this would trigger a surge in demand as it also targets significant reductions in its buy-to-fly rate.

  • Chrysler to build more engines in Mexico Oct 11, 2013

    Chrysler Group LLC said it will invest $164 million in its Saltillo north engine plant in Mexico, adding a new production line to assemble Tigershark engines.

  • Steel stud trade groups spar over standards Oct 11, 2013

    Steel stud coating standards are at the center of a dispute between industry trade groups.

  • China's automotive production, sales surge in September Oct 11, 2013

    China’s automotive sector maintained its strong performance in September, traditionally a peak month for the industry, according to the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers (CAAM).

  • Titanium price weakness surprises market Oct 10, 2013

    Titanium spot prices continue to weaken despite growing commercial airliner build rates and bullish forecasts for the coming decades.

  • Exide spending $7M on battery recycling plant Oct 10, 2013

    Troubled battery maker Exide Technologies Ltd. will invest more than $7 million over the next two years to upgrade its Vernon, Calif., battery recycling facility.

  • Pa. steel fabricator expanding Oct 10, 2013

    Structural steel fabricator JGM Welding & Fabricating Services Inc. is expanding its operations in Pennsylvania.

  • Navistar truck orders strengthen Oct 10, 2013

    Navistar Inc. received orders for nearly 5,900 Class 6-8 trucks, including more than 2,100 medium-duty trucks, in September, the company’s strongest month since December 2011.

  • BNSF investing $100M on California projects Oct 10, 2013

    BNSF Railway Co. plans to invest about $100 million in maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in California this year.

  • Gladstone Investment buys Alloy Die Casting Oct 10, 2013

    Alloy Die Casting Co. (ADC) has been acquired by Gladstone Investment Corp. for $16.3 million.

  • Clarification: Kloeckner to consolidate US facilities Oct 09, 2013

    An article in the Oct. 2 edition said Kloeckner Metals Corp. had shut its Stockton, Calif., and Fontana, Calif., locations. The company has clarified that while it has closed its structural steel operations at both Stockton and Fontana, the company maintains its national pipe distribution networks at both locations.

  • Kloeckner hits target, opens Ala. slitter Oct 09, 2013

    Service center operator Kloeckner Metals Corp.’s new light-gauge slitting line in Calvert, Ala., has started up on time, the company said Oct. 9.

  • A.M. Castle expecting third-quarter loss Oct 09, 2013

    Specialty metal distributor and processor A.M. Castle & Co. expects to report a third-quarter net loss of between $7 million and $8 million, reflecting lower revenue due to continued weakness from key end markets.

  • Mixed-material vehicles to dominate: expert Oct 08, 2013

    While aluminum may be making inroads on steel in the automotive sector, the vehicle of the future will be a mix of materials rather than one dominated by either steel or aluminum, according to one auto industry expert.

  • Manufacturer Prince Industries plots growth Oct 08, 2013

    Prince Industries Inc., a precision metal machining and fabrication company, expects to more than double its business over the next 10 years.

  • Atkore in deal to buy Ridgeline Pipe assets Oct 08, 2013

    Atkore International Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Ridgeline Pipe Manufacturing in Eugene, Ore.

  • Titanium airframe demand seen rising Oct 08, 2013

    Titanium demand for commercial transport airframes will grow 12.1 percent per year through 2017, pushing annual demand in the sector up 78 percent, according to the top executive at RTI International Metals Inc.

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