Supply Chain

  • Esmark delays decision on Yorkville Nov 25, 2013

    Esmark Inc. has delayed a decision concerning the restart its Yorkville, Ohio, facility due to poor economic conditions, according to its top executive.

  • Ford makes CNG-fueled F-150 pickup truck Nov 25, 2013

    Ford Motor Co. began production of the first half-ton pickup truck that can run on compressed natural gas (CNG) at its Kansas City, Mo., assembly plant.

  • Metalformer to expand Ind. plant Nov 25, 2013

    Metalformer Omco Corp. will spend $6.7 million to renovate its Pierceton, Ind., operations, expand the facility by nearly 50 percent and install new equipment in order to increase manufacturing capacity.

  • Abakan adjusts ramp-up at MesoCoat unit Nov 25, 2013

    Abakan Inc. is adjusting the ramp-up schedule for nanocomposite PComP coating materials production at its MesoCoat Coating Services Inc. subsidiary in Euclid, Ohio, to focus on achieving increased short-term output.

  • Boeing mulling Ala. for 777X aircraft production Nov 25, 2013

    Alabama has thrown its hat into the ring as a possible site for construction of the newest version of Boeing Co.’s 777 airliner.

  • FTC pushes back decision on price-fixing settlement Nov 22, 2013

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has delayed until Jan. 24 its final decision and order regarding a settlement with two ductile iron pipe fittings suppliers that allegedly conspired to fix prices due to "the many issues presented by the cross appeals in this matter," the commission said Nov. 21.

  • Haynes' earnings tumble, loss seen ahead Nov 22, 2013

    Specialty alloy producer Haynes International Inc. expects to record a net loss in the coming quarter due to challenging market conditions that have affected sales and compressed margins, the company said Nov. 22.

  • Ky. locomotive service plant plans $6M expansion Nov 22, 2013

    Knoxville Locomotive Works Inc. has purchased eight acres adjacent to its facility in Knoxville, Tenn., and plans to spend more than $6 million to build a new fabrication and assembly plant to remanufacture locomotives.

  • MRC Global, BP sign supply deal Nov 22, 2013

    MRC Global Inc. has signed a supply agreement with BP Products North America Inc. to provide the oil company with carbon and stainless steel pipe, valves and fittings as well as maintenance, repair and operating goods and services, according to a company statement.

  • Thanksgiving holiday notice Nov 22, 2013

    AMM’s offices will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. There will be no issues dated Nov. 28 and Nov. 29.

  • Ford Motor investing $150M at NY metal stamping plant Nov 22, 2013

    Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $150 million to upgrade its stamping plant in Hamburg, N.Y., just outside Buffalo.

  • ITA issues margins on hangers from China Nov 22, 2013

    In the preliminary results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review of imports of steel wire garment hangers from China from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration has issued weighted-average dumping margins.

  • Merchant bar mills said sticking to guns on hike Nov 22, 2013

    Merchant bar mills are sticking to their guns on a recent $20-per-ton ($1-per-hundredweight) increase, sources told AMM this past week.

  • Carbon fiber plant to boost output Nov 22, 2013

    SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC will invest $100 million to add two new production lines at its Moses Lake, Wash., plant that will double production capacity at the facility, which opened in 2012.

  • Bills to expedite oil and gas pipeline approvals advance Nov 22, 2013

    The House Energy and Power Subcommittee advanced a bill expediting the cross-border approval of oil and gas pipelines by a 19-10 vote Nov. 20.

  • OCTG inspection firm expands Nov 21, 2013

    Inspection Oilfield Services has acquired Oilfield Tubular Inspection, expanding its presence in the Mid-Continent region, the company said Nov. 20.

  • SRS new Empire stalking horse bidder Nov 21, 2013

    SRS International Holdings Inc. has offered to buy bankrupt aluminum and zinc die cast parts maker Empire Die Casting Co. for $10.75 million.

  • National Steel Car exec faces fraud charges Nov 21, 2013

    National Steel Car Ltd.’s top executive is facing 10 counts of securities fraud in Alabama.

  • US construction starts jump 5% in October Nov 21, 2013

    U.S. construction starts rose 5 percent in October from the previous month, the second consecutive increase, aided by groundbreaking on some large nonresidential projects.

  • Canada requires reporting of hazardous railway cargo Nov 21, 2013

    Railway companies operating in Canada must report shipments of hazardous goods to municipalities through which they travel under a new rule issued by Canadian transportation minister Lisa Raitt.

  • Constellium wins multiyear supply contract with Boeing Nov 21, 2013

    Aluminum products maker Constellium NV has been awarded a multiyear supply contract by aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. for the provision of advanced-generation aluminum alloy products, it said Nov. 21.

  • Architecture billings index slows in Oct. Nov 20, 2013

    The architecture billings index (ABI) dipped in October after three months of accelerating demand, indicating somewhat slower growth, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

  • Deere expects equipment sales to dip in ’14 Nov 20, 2013

    Deere & Co. expects its equipment sales to fall about 2 percent in its fiscal first quarter ending Jan. 31 compared with a year earlier and for full-year sales to be down 3 percent.

  • Horizon Steel to process for Bilstein cold strip mill Nov 20, 2013

    Horizon Steel Co. has been selected by German steelmaker Bilstein Group to provide processing services next to its planned cold-rolled strip production facility in Bowling Green, Ky.

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