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Tuesday Sep 16 2014
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  • Vale Manitoba workers support labor deal

    Sep 16, 2014 | 03:16 PMRey Mashayekhi

    Vale SA’s Manitoba unit has reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement with the United Steelworkers union.

  • US raw steel production edges 0.2% lower

    Sep 16, 2014 | 01:17 PM

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,882,000 net tons last week, down 0.2 percent from 1,885,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capacity utilization rate of 78.2 percent.

  • Rebar mills warn of job losses, falling prices

    Sep 16, 2014 | 01:10 PMNat Rudarakanchana

    U.S. rebar producers and fabricators warned of potential job losses and declining prices at a Sept. 15 International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing involving imports of the product from Turkey and Mexico.


  • Noranda appealing energy decision

    Sep 15, 2014 | 02:13 PMNathan Laliberte

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to reconsider its order denying the company a reduced electricity rate at its New Madrid, Mo., smelter.

  • Mitsubishi Shindoh OKs extension in patent suit

    Sep 15, 2014 | 12:23 PMSaranya Kapur

    Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. Ltd. counsel has agreed to a request by Conbraco Industries Inc. to extend the deadline for the latter to mull over potential settlement discussions in a patent dispute between the companies, Conbraco said in a court filing.

  • “Titanium cheaters” pose an ongoing threat

    Sep 15, 2014 | 10:01 AMFrank Haflich

    A lawsuit recently filed by United Technologies Corp. (UTC) shows that defense contractors are "still vulnerable" to an ongoing problem with "suspect" titanium that has persisted for 15 years, according to an aviation trade journal.


  • Ferrous scrap export prices feeling pressure

    Sep 15, 2014 | 03:05 PMSean Davidson

    East Coast ferrous scrap prices are likely to come under pressure following two bulk cargo sales in a rising freight market that sent prices lower over the past week.

  • Sims executive Blake Kelley dies

    Sep 15, 2014 | 02:50 PM

    Ralph Blake Kelley, an industry veteran and vice president of Sims Metal Management Ltd., has died after a 10-year-long battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

  • Three companies to handle Roth Steel sale

    Sep 15, 2014 | 12:32 PMLisa Gordon

    Roth Steel Corp.’s assets and real estate are on the market, with three companies appointed to handle the sale.

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