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  • Ford assisting with F-150 aluminum repair costs Jan 29, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. is looking to help its dealerships reduce costs associated with repairing lightweight aluminum alloy following the introduction of its 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

  • Extrusions duty-evasion allegations denied Jan 28, 2014

    A Chinese aluminum extrusions producer and U.S. shower-enclosure companies are fighting federal accusations that they falsified documents to avoid anti-dumping duties.

  • US remains top oil and gas investment destination in ’14 Jan 28, 2014

    The United States remains the top investment destination for global oil and gas companies this year, according to a survey of more than 400 industry executives by Norwegian oil and gas advisory firm DNV GL Group.

  • Distributors analyze import price impact Jan 28, 2014

    Steel distributors questioned the sustainability of today’s high flat-rolled steel prices in the face of current import volumes, as well as estimates of tonnages yet to come.

  • Additive manufacturing has limited uses, PCC exec says Jan 27, 2014

    Additive manufacturing has its uses, but so far they are primarily in rapid prototyping rather than full-scale output, Precision Castparts Corp.’s (PCC’s) top executive said.

  • Steel distributors expect demand uptick for '14 Jan 27, 2014

    The owners of five distribution companies told AMM they expect flat-rolled steel demand to grow between 1 and 5 percent across all end-use markets in 2014 compared with last year.

  • Steel distributors discuss cold weather impact Jan 27, 2014

    As the nation braces for a possible polar vortex No. 2, five steel distributors discussed the impact of extreme weather and possible contingency planning at a roundtable in Detroit Jan. 23.

  • Metal producers asked to conserve power Jan 27, 2014

    Some aluminum producers are monitoring gas power consumption as the latest cold snap to hit the United States has seen companies with interruptible power or gas contracts put on notice of possible supply cuts.

  • Order delays suppress PCC earnings Jan 24, 2014

    Unexpected customer demands to postpone deliveries near the end of Precision Castparts Corp.’s (PCC’s) fiscal third quarter helped push the company’s financial results below Wall Street forecasts.

  • Distributors wary of bullish stainless outlook Jan 24, 2014

    Stainless steel service centers and distributors agree that MSCI figures for 2013 indicate the market has improved from 2012, but remain wary of such figures suggesting further improvement in 2014.

  • Penn Stainless teams up with Lehigh University Jan 24, 2014

    Specialty metals distributor Penn Stainless Products Inc. has teamed up with Lehigh University to provide metal consumers with access to the expertise of Lehigh’s Materials Science and Engineering Department.

  • USTR invites comment on Chinese anti-dumping appeal Jan 24, 2014

    The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said that comments should be submitted by Feb. 14 on China’s Dec. 3 request for consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization on anti-dumping measures on various products.

  • Commerce sets dumping margins on tapered roller bearings Jan 24, 2014

    In the final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review of imports of tapered roller bearings from China from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued weighted-average margins ranging from zero to 92.84 percent.

  • US, Canadian safety boards pushing for stronger rail cars Jan 24, 2014

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) have issued "strong recommendations" to their respective transport ministries and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to upgrade rail tank cars in light of recent accidents involving crude oil shipments.

  • Market participants mixed on steel sheet trend Jan 23, 2014

    An increasing number of steel sheet market participants are concerned about where pricing is headed in the coming weeks, with mixed opinions over steady business demand, the full impact of foreign steel and quiet activity on the part of the mills.

  • RTI acquires Directed Manufacturing Jan 23, 2014

    RTI International Metals Inc., in another downstream move from titanium mill products, is entering additive manufacturing with the $23-million acquisition of Directed Manufacturing Inc.

  • Constellium sets 2016 for US auto output Jan 23, 2014

    Constellium NV’s expansion into the U.S. automotive market will be a greenfield project, according to a company executive.

  • Constellium plans venture to supply auto sheet Jan 23, 2014

    Constellium NV and UACJ Corp. plan to form a joint venture to supply aluminum auto body sheet to meet expected demand growth in North America.

  • TransCanada starts US pipeline Jan 23, 2014

    TransCanada Corp.’s $2.3-billion Gulf Coast pipeline has begun delivering crude oil, the company said.

  • Western steel buyers see shortage of flat cars Jan 22, 2014

    A growing number of steel buyers in the western United States are concerned by what they claim is a shortage of flat rail cars and efforts by mills to use gondolas instead.

  • CITT findings vs. China mattress innersprings to expire Jan 22, 2014

    The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) dumping findings on imports of mattress innerspring units from China are due to expire Nov. 23, it said in a notice. Notices of participation in the expiration proceedings must be filed by Feb. 6, with CITT due to decide by March 12 whether an expiration review is warranted.

  • Leeco Steel to open Houston facility Jan 22, 2014

    Plate distributor Leeco Steel LLC has purchased a facility in Houston to expand its presence in the region.

  • No damage, injuries in titanium blaze: ITPS Jan 22, 2014

    Ohio injection molding products supplier ITPS Inc. suffered a titanium blaze this past weekend. While the exact cause was unclear, there were no injuries or damage, it said.

  • Service center industry vet Mike Padden dies Jan 21, 2014

    Steel industry veteran Richard Michael Padden, owner and president of Midwest Associates Inc., has died after a brief illness. He was 94.

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