Supply Chain

  • Accuride improves coating technology for steel wheels Nov 20, 2013

    Accuride Corp. has introduced Steel Armor, a proprietary three-phase coating process that employs enhanced corrosion-fighting properties that extend steel wheel service life by about two years compared with standard coatings.

  • Marmon/Keystone expands Pa. branch Nov 20, 2013

    Bar and tubing distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC has begun operations at its expanded branch in McConnellsburg, Pa.

  • Oneok plans Bakken Shale projects worth up to $780M Nov 20, 2013

    Oneok Partners LP is planning to invest $650 million to $780 million in new Bakken Shale infrastructure.

  • American Tubing to expand into aluminum Nov 20, 2013

    American Tubing Inc., which produces copper assemblies and components for the air conditioning and refrigeration industries, plans to expand its operation to produce aluminum assemblies and components as well.

  • MRC Global extends loan facility by $150M Nov 20, 2013

    MRC Global Inc. has extended a loan facility by $150 million to step up acquisitions in the energy infrastructure industry outside of the United States.

  • Boeing looks to grow venture with VSMPO Nov 20, 2013

    Boeing Co. is looking to expand its titanium role in Russia by building a second production plant for Ural Boeing Manufacturing (UBM), its joint venture with VSMPO-Avisma Corp.

  • Commerce issues ruling on steel nail imports from China Nov 19, 2013

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued its final results of an expedited sunset review of an anti-dumping duty order on certain steel nails from China.

  • US stainless shipments increase: MSCI Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. service center shipments of stainless steel rose last month, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data.

  • Sumitomo partners with gas research institute Nov 19, 2013

    Sumitomo Corp. has entered into a “comprehensive alliance” with the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) to “assist Japanese companies in taking on a larger role in unconventional gas-related businesses,” it said Nov. 18.

  • Congress considers two infrastructure bills Nov 19, 2013

    Two bills offering different visions of how to fund the country’s infrastructure have been introduced in Congress.

  • Reshoring may lift US manufacturing Nov 19, 2013

    The United States needs to elevate the importance of manufacturing to its economy, supported and driven by low-cost, sustainable, domestic energy resources.

  • US manufacturing set to improve: economist Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. manufacturers and their metalforming, fabricating and finishing vendors will see sales rise during the first half of next year, with 2015 bringing even stronger results, an economist told participants at the Fabtech conference in Chicago.

  • Boeing launches newest 777 with more than $95B in deals Nov 19, 2013

    Boeing Co. has launched the newest version of its 777 as it continues to evaluate production sites for the airliner.

  • Sabre opens steel testing center Nov 19, 2013

    Sabre Industries Inc. has opened a lattice tower and tubular steel pole testing facility, Sabre/Brametal Testing Services LLC, at its headquarters in Alvarado, Texas.

  • Steel inventories expected to remain lean Nov 18, 2013

    U.S. and Canadian service centers’ steel shipments rose in October, but inventory levels were mixed, Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data show.

  • Rotec shut by storms, most unscathed Nov 18, 2013

    Most metal companies appear to have been spared the wrath of the severe weather that ripped through the Midwest Sunday and left at least eight people dead.

  • Aluminum centers' shipments at 17-month high Nov 18, 2013

    U.S. service centers last month recorded their strongest aluminum shipments since May last year, boosting expectations for 2014 even as some market sources questioned the sustainability of the demand uptick.

  • Nexen Energy signs deal to examine LNG development Nov 18, 2013

    Nexen Energy ULC, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp., has signed an agreement with the British Columbia government to examine the viability of building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in the province.

  • Edgen Group faces suit over Sumitomo merger Nov 15, 2013

    Edgen Group Inc. is facing a shareholder lawsuit over a planned merger with Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. of America Inc., New York, according to a Nov. 14 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Unifor calls for freeze on fracking Nov 15, 2013

    Unifor, Canada’s largest energy union, has called for a nationwide moratorium on fracking due to safety and environmental concerns as well as the lack of informed First Nation consent to the practice.

  • Rail group pushes for tank car regulation Nov 15, 2013

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to press for tougher federal tank car regulations by requiring all tank cars used to transport flammable liquids to be retrofitted or replaced with cars built to more stringent standards.

  • NOV’s Miller to step down, lead spin-off Nov 15, 2013

    National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) chairman and chief executive officer Merrill A. Miller plans to step down from his position after the company completes the spin-off of its distribution business, and will take over as executive chairman of the new entity, the company said Nov. 14.

  • Boeing 777 site in play, union nixes contract Nov 15, 2013

    A final assembly site for the newest version of the Boeing 777—as well as the location of its new composite wing—is once again in play as the company’s latest union has turned down an extended contract that could have kept production in Washington state.

  • Wis. stamper plans 100 new hires Nov 15, 2013

    Jagemann Stamping Co. has completed its expansion project in Manitowoc, Wis., that included the construction of a 50,000-square-foot building, and plans to hire up to 100 additional workers.

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