Supply Chain

  • MoveTran aims to fill logistics void Nov 14, 2013

    Transportation and logistics provider MoveTran LLC has branched out from servicing carbon steel customers to working with producers and distributors of aluminum and stainless steel products.

  • Villacero delays long rolling mill project Nov 14, 2013

    Mexican steel service center Group Villacero SA de CV has postponed plans to construct a new long steel rolling mill due to the weak economic environment.

  • Reliance eyes growth in toll processing Nov 13, 2013

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. executives see toll processing of carbon and stainless steel, and aluminum, as a growing profit center for the company.

  • Steel buyers puzzled by disconnect on hikes Nov 13, 2013

    Steel buyers were puzzled this week by some U.S. mills’ attempts to boost prices while others seemed to drag their feet on announcements, sources said.

  • Worthington selling cylinder plant assets Nov 13, 2013

    Worthington Industries Inc.’s pressure cylinders division has agreed to sell operating assets related to its high-pressure industrial gas and acetylene cylinders business in North America.

  • Accuride signs labor deal with USW Nov 13, 2013

    Steel and aluminum wheel maker Accuride Corp. has signed a five-year collective bargaining agreement with the United Steelworkers union, which represents about 600 active and inactive hourly employees at its Brillion Iron Works subsidiary in Brillion, Wis.

  • Grimm tapped to succeed Dedo as chairman of OESA Nov 13, 2013

    The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) has elected Douglas J. Grimm, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Grede Holdings LLC, as chairman of its board.

  • MacLean-Fogg to expand fastener capacity in Illinois Nov 13, 2013

    MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS), which makes fasteners for a variety of end markets, will invest in new machining equipment at its Mundelein, Ill., plant.

  • Ala. derailment may reignite crude safety issues Nov 12, 2013

    A 90-car Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) train carrying crude oil to Walnut Hill, Fla., from Amory, Miss., derailed Nov. 8 near Aliceville, Ala., possibly posing further questions about rail’s ability to safely transport crude oil.

  • Mississippi Forge to revive plant with $9M investment Nov 12, 2013

    Mississippi Forge PVF Inc., which makes steel-forged flanges and fittings for piping systems, will invest $9 million to renovate the former Ackerman Forge in Ackerman, Miss.

  • OSHA proposes rule change to track injuries Nov 12, 2013

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule change intended to improve workplace safety and health through stepped-up tracking of injuries and illnesses.

  • Awards for Steel Excellence nomination process begins Nov 12, 2013

    Nominations are now being accepted for AMM’s fifth annual Awards for Steel Excellence.

  • Kinder Morgan, MarkWest seek pipeline commitments Nov 12, 2013

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and MarkWest Utica EMG LLC have launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for a proposed Y-grade pipeline project transporting natural gas liquids from the Utica and Marcellus shales to Mont Belvieu, Texas.

  • First major component built for Airbus’ A320neo airliner Nov 12, 2013

    Airbus SAS has completed the first major airframe component assembly for its A320neo while one of the plane’s major subcontractors has delivered its initial wing structures for the new commercial airliner.

  • Nucor stresses need for affordable natural gas Nov 11, 2013

    Ensuring access to low-priced natural gas will give Nucor Corp., along with other U.S. steelmakers, a competitive edge in global markets, according to president and chief executive officer of the Charlotte, NC-based steelmaker, John Ferriola.

  • Rolls-Royce starts up jet engine parts plant Nov 11, 2013

    Rolls-Royce Plc has opened the newest plant at its Indianapolis manufacturing complex to produce engine compressor parts for military and commercial jet engines.

  • Mitsubishi starts building Texas plant Nov 11, 2013

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp. (MCO), owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., has begun building a 26-acre production facility in Pearland outside of Houston, Texas that is slated to start up in fall 2014.

  • Auto supplier BorgWarner to expand SC operations Nov 11, 2013

    BorgWarner Inc. will invest about $24.6 million to expand its operations in Seneca, S.C., that manufacture transfer cases.

  • L.B. Foster buys Ball Winch Pipeline Services Nov 11, 2013

    L.B. Foster Co. has acquired pipe-coating and services company Ball Winch Pipeline Services LLC after recently posting a positive outlook for the energy market.

  • US drilling rises, Canada slides Nov 11, 2013

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States increased by 12 last week, led by Texas (up 13 rigs), but Canadian drilling activity fell by 16 rigs compared with the previous week.

  • MRC Global unit inks BP supply deal Nov 11, 2013

    MRC Global Inc. subsidiary McJunkin Red Man Corp. has signed a five-year framework agreement with BP International Ltd. to supply pipes, fittings and flanges for the British energy company’s global projects organization.

  • Crest Industries to construct Louisiana galvanizing plant Nov 11, 2013

    Crest Industries LLC will build a $15-million, 75,000-square-foot galvanizing operation east of Baton Rouge, La., to apply protective coating to utility poles and equipment used by petrochemical and electrical utility customers.

  • Timken promotes Keeler, Seanor as Kurkcu retires Nov 08, 2013

    Timken Co. has appointed Robert N. Keeler to vice president of the company’s industrial and mobile business units and Shawn J. Seanor to vice president of energy and distribution for Timken’s steel business.

  • Russel Metals' net dips on lower prices Nov 08, 2013

    Service center operator and energy products distributor Russel Metals Inc.’s earnings fell in the third quarter due in part to lower pricing levels.

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