Supply Chain

  • Leeco appoints purchasing exec Jul 29, 2014

    Leeco Steel LLC has named Ryan Murphy vice president of purchasing effective immediately.

  • AT&F building new plant in India Jul 29, 2014

    Steel fabricator AT&F has begun construction of a manufacturing plant in India.

  • GrafTech posts 2d-qtr. loss of $160M Jul 29, 2014

    GrafTech International Ltd. expects its graphite electrode production facilities to run at full capacity in the second half of the year as the company’s steelmaking customers are cautiously optimistic about their business for the remainder of 2014.

  • Aerodyne expands alloy inventory Jul 29, 2014

    Aerodyne Alloys LLC has expanded its inventory of two stainless steel bar alloys used in the aerospace industry.

  • Revenue bonds for CN Wire under review Jul 29, 2014

    New Mexico’s move to issue industrial revenue bonds to Turkey-based copper wire manufacturer CN Wire Corp. has been put on hold and will be subject to a hearing by the New Mexico State Board of Finance.

  • Ford’s aluminum F-150 gets price hike Jul 28, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. has begun receiving orders from U.S. and Canadian dealers for the 2015 F-150, an aluminum-bodied pickup truck that will be priced slightly higher than the 2014 model.

  • ATI sees premium rating for Rowley by '15 Jul 28, 2014

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) expects to wind up its pursuit of a premium-quality rating for titanium sponge products for use in aircraft engines by next year.

  • Encore's net slides due to tighter wire margins Jul 28, 2014

    Encore Wire Corp.’s second-quarter earnings fell 34.5 percent year on year even as sales rose 6.1 percent.

  • Nexans returns to profit in first half Jul 28, 2014

    Nexans SA returned to the black in the first half despite a weak U.S. construction sector that prompted a drop in first-half cable sales to the North American building market.

  • Odom Industries heading for auction Jul 25, 2014

    Metal fabricator Odom Industries Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it looks to restructure ahead of an Aug. 21 auction.

  • Ryerson announces terms for public offering Jul 25, 2014

    Ryerson Inc. has announced the terms for an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, with holding company Ryerson Holding Corp. set to offer 11 million shares in a price range of $17 to $20 per share.

  • Boeing denies claim of age discrimination Jul 25, 2014

    Boeing Co.’s largest white-collar union has accused the company of age discrimination in a filing with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

  • PCC mulls another $6B in acquisitions Jul 24, 2014

    Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) could spend another $4 billion to $6 billion on acquisitions during the next three years, chairman and chief executive officer Mark Donegan said.

  • Reliance net jumps; flat shipments a concern Jul 24, 2014

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s earnings jumped in the second quarter, but flat shipments vs. the first quarter sparked some concern from analysts.

  • Caterpillar gets construction boost, mining segment weak Jul 24, 2014

    Caterpillar Inc.’s construction segment contributed to a 4.1-percent increase in second-quarter net income, offsetting continued weakness in its mining segment.

  • Boeing’s net jumps 51.9% as deliveries rise Jul 24, 2014

    Boeing Co.’s earnings jumped 51.9 percent year on year in the second quarter as replacements for existing commercial transports accounting for a greater-than-normal share of new orders.

  • Correction: United Performance Metals adding equipment Jul 24, 2014

    United Performance Metals is adding its second high-definition plasma table and first plate shear at its Houston facility. The information was stated incorrectly in a story in the July 21 edition.

  • Greenbrier cheers new rail car standards plan Jul 24, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed new measures for moving oil and hazardous materials via rail, drawing an initial positive response from at least one rail car builder.

  • Ford F-150 pickup sheds more weight Jul 23, 2014

    Ford Motor Co.’s 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck will weigh up to 732 pounds less than the prior-year model, Ford truck communications manager Mike Levine told AMM.

  • Structural steel prices seen stable in 2d half Jul 23, 2014

    North American construction costs rose for the 30th straight month in July amid higher fabricated structural steel prices, although pricing is expected to stabilize for the balance of the year, according to an IHS Inc. research report.

  • Nonresidential starts drive building gains Jul 23, 2014

    The value of U.S. construction starts rose 6.3 percent in June, spurred by an 11.8-percent jump in the nonresidential building sector that was paced by manufacturing projects.

  • TransCanada gets pipeline OK Jul 23, 2014

    TransCanada Corp. has received regulatory approval to build a 56-mile pipeline in Alberta.

  • ITC keeps duties on imports from China Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to maintain anti-dumping duties on malleable iron pipe fittings and steel threaded rod from China following separate five-year sunset reviews.

  • Cost cutting boosts Synalloy’s results Jul 22, 2014

    Synalloy Corp. continues to grapple with the closure of its loss-making Bristol Fabrication unit, the company said in its quarterly earnings report.

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