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  • Die casters furnish testimony to Senate Jan 15, 2014

    The North American Die Casting Association (Nadca) has submitted formal testimony to the Senate Banking subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, which is looking into the ownership of metals, particularly aluminum, by warehouses and financial institutions.

  • Holiday notice Jan 14, 2014

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there will be no issue dated Jan. 21.

  • High P1020 premiums challenge auto: GM Jan 14, 2014

    Aluminum has a big role to play in the automotive market, but high and volatile regional premiums are creating challenges for the industry, a General Motors Co. executive said.

  • Auto suppliers upbeat on near term Jan 14, 2014

    Automotive suppliers remain optimistic about near-term business conditions in January, but expect to face capacity constraints.

  • GM displaying lightweight material in Chevy Stingray Jan 14, 2014

    General Motors Co.’s patent for an aluminum-welding process used on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one example of how the automaker is driving more of its inventions into real-world applications.

  • Lightweight vehicles focal point at auto show Jan 14, 2014

    Vehicles capable of achieving better fuel economy and lower emissions through the use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum and advanced high-strength steels, were a focal point of this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

  • Canada pushes to improve construction of rail tank cars Jan 14, 2014

    The Canadian government has proposed amending regulations for tank car construction following the recent derailment of a Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Railway) freight train carrying propane and crude oil.

  • Alcoa finishes $300M auto expansion at Iowa facility Jan 14, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has finished a $300-million expansion at its plant in Davenport, Iowa, aimed at boosting aluminum sheet supplies to the automotive sector.

  • High-strength steel featured in GM’s award-winning truck Jan 13, 2014

    A significant amount of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) is featured in the Chevrolet Silverado, winner of the Truck of the Year award at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) said Jan. 13.

  • Tesla sticking with aluminum in future autos Jan 13, 2014

    Tesla Motors Inc. plans to continue to use aluminum in future products, a company spokeswoman told AMM Jan. 13 on the sidelines of the North American International Auto Show. "It’s durable, lightweight and very high strength," she said.

  • Metals employment rises in December Jan 13, 2014

    U.S. primary metal producers added 3,700 jobs last month, while employment in the fabricated metal products sector rose by 3,800 workers, according to nonseasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Ford unveils aluminum-bodied F-150 Jan 13, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. unveiled its aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 13.

  • Shiloh taps vp of market strategy Jan 13, 2014

    Brad Tolley has been named vice president of strategy and market development at Shiloh Industries Inc.

  • Rolls-Royce cutting 400 jobs, mostly at Indiana operations Jan 10, 2014

    Rolls-Royce Plc’s plan to cut 400 jobs in its global defense business will mainly affect workers at its U.S. operations.

  • Evraz may temporarily lay off 400 workers Jan 10, 2014

    Evraz Inc. North America could temporarily lay off about 400 workers at its spiral and 24-inch lines and finishing departments at its tubular mill in Regina, Saskatchewan, starting Jan. 20 due to a lack of rail cars to ship out orders.

  • Ellwood to close NC operation Jan 10, 2014

    Ellwood Group Inc. will close its manufacturing operation in Rural Hall, N.C., due to falling market demand for its products.

  • Rail cars will need overhaul: Greenbrier Jan 10, 2014

    About 80,000 tank cars that don’t meet current industry safety standards will need retrofitting or replacing in light of recent rail car accidents, according to the top executive of Greenbrier Cos.

  • EC votes to ‘backload’ carbon credits Jan 10, 2014

    The European Commission’s climate change committee approved a proposal to temporarily withhold, or "backload," carbon emissions allowances in a vote Jan. 8.

  • Train hauling crude oil derails in Canada Jan 09, 2014

    Canadian government authorities are closely monitoring the effects of an oil spill and fire that occurred Jan. 7 when a Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Railway) freight train carrying propane and crude oil derailed near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.

  • Reliance back on track after Midwest cold snap Jan 09, 2014

    The worst is over for Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s Midwest operations, which were affected by this week’s cold snap, according to the company’s top executive.

  • Steel sensor maker must sell some US assets Jan 09, 2014

    Steelmaking single-use sensor and instrument maker Heraeus Electro-Nite Co. has agreed to sell part of its U.S. business to Keystone Sensors LLC to settle U.S. Justice Department competitive concerns.

  • Duties on Chinese steel nails continue Jan 09, 2014

    An anti-dumping duty order on imports of steel nails from China will remain in place.

  • Commerce sets duties on steel wire hangers Jan 09, 2014

    In the final results of an expedited sunset review of imports of steel wire garment hangers from China, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has assessed weighted-average anti-dumping deposit rates.

  • N. American metals, energy shipments via rail up in 2013 Jan 09, 2014

    North American shipments of energy and metals-related commodities by railroad improved a mere 0.2 percent from the previous year, according to data from the Association of American Railroads.

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