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  • Latest storm sidelines metal plants Feb 13, 2014

    Between the shutdown of federal government offices, thousands of canceled airline flights and power outages affecting up to a half million customers, the latest winter storm caused difficulties for scores of metal operations Feb. 12-13 across the Mid-South, Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • O’Neal sales people stranded as flights nixed Feb 13, 2014

    Even O’Neal Steel Inc. managers attending a meeting in Florida could not escape the winter weather problems. Seventeen sales managers were stranded in Miami following the meeting because flights to other Southeast cities—if routed through Atlanta—were canceled.

  • New port rules still hurdle for VLOCs Feb 13, 2014

    New port regulations on berthing released Feb. 11 by China’s Ministry of Transport continue to pose a setback for larger vessels like very large ore carriers (VLOCs).

  • M/K promotes three executives Feb 13, 2014

    Pipe and tubing distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC has promoted members of its sales and marketing teams.

  • Airbus posts jobs for Ala. facility Feb 12, 2014

    Airbus Americas is looking to fill the initial manufacturing positions for its Mobile, Ala., plant in a program that could include on-the-job training in Europe or China.

  • Some Timet output now pushing through SMC Feb 12, 2014

    Titanium Metals Corp. (Timet) is beginning to direct some of its production downstream through Special Metals Corp. (SMC), according to the top executive of parent company Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC).

  • Gallatin, NAS sign natural gas supply deals Feb 12, 2014

    Gallatin Steel Co. and North American Stainless Inc. (NAS) have signed 10-year natural gas service agreements with Carrollton Utilities, Carrollton, Ky., starting in 2016.

  • Deere sees 2014 equipment sales down Feb 12, 2014

    Deere & Co.’s outlook remains upbeat despite an anticipated fall in equipment sales during its fiscal fourth quarter and full year.

  • Correction: Buffalo Armory’s key product passes ballistic requirement Feb 12, 2014

    Due to a reporting error, a story posted to the website Feb. 5 incorrectly stated that Buffalo Armory LLC was affiliated with Klein Steel Service Inc. The companies are separate. Also, John Batiste left Klein Steel to become president and chief executive officer of Buffalo Armory.

  • Storm could cripple scrap flow in Southeast Feb 12, 2014

    Scrap flow has yet to be seriously impacted by a major winter storm across much of the southeastern United States, but companies in affected areas have prepared for the worst.

  • Presidents Day holiday notice Feb 12, 2014

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, Feb. 18. The New York Mercantile Exchange also is closed Monday. London Metal Exchange prices for Feb. 17 will appear in the Feb. 19 issue.

  • Rio Tinto agrees to LNG export terminal Feb 12, 2014

    Rio Tinto Plc has entered into an option agreement to sell or lease a portion of its wharf in Kitimat, British Columbia, to LNG Canada for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, according to a company statement.

  • Truck makers bullish on N. American market Feb 11, 2014

    Truck builders and their suppliers seem to be bullish on North American demand in 2014, based on executives’ recent comments.

  • US protests India’s policy on solar products Feb 11, 2014

    The United States has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with India on its domestic content requirements for solar cells and solar modules.

  • Commerce rescinds countervailing duty review Feb 11, 2014

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has rescinded a countervailing duty administrative review of imports of kitchen appliance shelving and racks from China from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012, after petitioners Electrolux North America Inc., Electrolux Home Products Inc. and Electrolux Major Appliances withdrew their request.

  • Metals employment shrinks in January Feb 11, 2014

    Primary metal producers and metal fabricators saw employment levels fall last month compared with December, shedding a combined 10,600 jobs, according to nonseasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • PCC to decide on fastener stock by year-end Feb 11, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) will reach a make-or-buy decision on gaining aerospace fastener stock capacity by year-end, its top executive said Feb. 6 in a live webcast during an investment industry conference in New York.

  • CarTech to open production facility in China Feb 10, 2014

    Carpenter Technology Corp. will open its first Chinese production facility in the "early summer," according to a senior executive at the specialty and premium alloy producer.

  • Majestic Steel targets new products, markets Feb 10, 2014

    After years of focusing internally, Majestic Steel USA Inc. is looking to grow its presence in big ways, according to president Todd Leebow.

  • ATI buys alloy component manufacturer Feb 10, 2014

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) has acquired alloy component manufacturer Dynamic Flowform Corp. for an undisclosed sum, the specialty steel producer said Feb. 10.

  • US drilling falls, Canada rises Feb 10, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States fell by 14 last week.

  • F-150 a ‘game changer’ for aluminum: Novelis Feb 10, 2014

    The introduction of an aluminum-intensive pickup truck will be a "game changer" for both the automotive and aluminum industries, according to Novelis Inc., which reported a rise in its fiscal third-quarter net income on the back of higher global shipments.

  • TMK moving up the value chain in tubulars Feb 07, 2014

    TMK Ipsco, the North American arm of Russian pipe and tube maker OAO TMK, has been working to move up the value chain in energy tubulars in light of a well-supplied market.

  • ITC keeps duties on steel wire hangers Feb 07, 2014

    Anti-dumping duties on imports of steel wire garment hangers from China will remain in place.

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