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Tuesday Sep 02 2014
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Steel RSS

  • US-import plate price spread widens on W. Coast

    Aug 29, 2014 | 05:36 PMFrank Haflich

    Energy-related business and its domestic melt requirements continue to drive West Coast steel plate demand while distributors battle in what some describe as a separate market where pricing is dominated by lower import tags.

  • Rebar prices rise on strong demand

    Aug 29, 2014 | 04:34 PMNat Rudarakanchana

    U.S. rebar markets remained strong in late August, with market participants reporting busy mills, robust demand and stable to higher prices.

  • US, imported steel sheet prices diverge

    Aug 29, 2014 | 03:43 PMMichael Cowden

    Domestic and imported steel sheet prices moved in opposite directions this past week as potential trade actions sent some traders scrambling for new suppliers while domestic steel buyers questioned the sustainability of current price levels.

Nonferrous RSS

  • Ferromanganese prices up as demand returns

    Aug 29, 2014 | 05:10 PMDaniel Fitzgerald

    Spot prices for low- and medium-carbon ferromanganese have begun to inch up as more spot inquiries emerge following the seasonal summer slowdown.

  • Auto aluminum demand said to fuel new capacity

    Aug 29, 2014 | 04:50 PMNathan Laliberte

    North American automotive aluminum sheet producers believe that stepped-up demand could lead to the addition of several wide hot mills in the United States over the next decade as current capacity is insufficient.

  • Supply fears seen driving zinc prices up

    Aug 29, 2014 | 04:34 PMSaranya Kapur

    Zinc prices are expected to rise dramatically amid concerns about tightening supply, according to Scotiabank, forecasting prices will reach $1.25 per pound next year and as high as $1.70 per pound in 2016.

Scrap RSS

  • ERI sues Calbag for breach of contract

    Aug 29, 2014 | 04:53 PMRey Mashayekhi

    Electronic Recyclers International Inc. (ERI) is suing Calbag Metals Co. for alleged breach of contract and fraud in relation to a dispute over the value of scrap bought and resold between the two companies last year.

  • Kansas attorney presses for scrap metal bill

    Aug 29, 2014 | 02:41 PM

    The Sedgwick County district attorney in Kansas is undaunted by failed metal theft legislation and is working to promote the reintroduction of an amended version in the next legislative session.

  • South Carolina county's scrap rule said illegal

    Aug 29, 2014 | 11:36 AMLisa Gordon

    Jasper County, S.C., has proposed a new scrap metals theft ordinance that one industry association is claiming is illegal.

Supply Chain RSS

  • ProtoService adds system to make Ti parts

    Aug 28, 2014 | 05:53 PMFrank Haflich

    Italy’s ProtoService Srl has ordered a second additive manufacturing system from Sweden’s Arcam AB for the production of titanium parts.

  • Toyota gets incentives for Mich. expansion

    Aug 28, 2014 | 05:33 PMRey Mashayekhi

    Toyota Motor Corp. is moving forward with plans to build a $32.5-million facility on the campus of its Toyota Technical Center in York Township, Mich., after receiving approval for state and local business development incentives.

  • Japanese brass maker files counterclaim in patent suit

    Aug 28, 2014 | 04:04 PMSaranya Kapur

    Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. Ltd. has filed a counterclaim against brass valves maker Conbraco Industries Inc., alleging that the company is using a patent lawsuit in an effort to exhaust inventories of the products in question.

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