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  • Johnson Brass idles foundry after accident May 21, 2014

    Alloy machining company Johnson Brass & Machine Foundry Inc. has shut down its foundry during an investigation into the cause of a May 19 accident that injured eight people.

  • Chinese metal firms may have obtained US data May 20, 2014

    Some of China’s biggest metal firms, as well as a Chinese nuclear power company, may have gained access to confidential information both from competitors and joint-venture partners in the United States that allegedly was stolen by Chinese military hackers.

  • Stainless scrap fluctuates as market eyes LME May 20, 2014

    Stainless scrap prices continue to fluctuate due to volatile London Metal Exchange nickel tags, with scrap market participants noting a lull in activity at the start of the week as suppliers waited for nickel to return to the 27-month highs seen last week.

  • DLA offering 4,250T of ferrochrome in May May 20, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials is offering 3,000 short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome and 1,250 short tons of low-carbon ferrochrome for May. Bids close the afternoon of May 21.

  • Novelis mulls capacity growth for automotive May 19, 2014

    Novelis Inc. expects the automotive industry to account for 20 percent of its product mix by 2017, but the company would have to consider significant investments in capacity to capture market share beyond its current contractual obligations.

  • US metal firms said targets of Chinese spying May 19, 2014

    Chinese hackers allegedly have stolen sensitive economic data from U.S. metal companies, including U.S. Steel Corp. and Alcoa Inc.

  • Largo completes Maracás commissioning May 19, 2014

    Largo Resources Ltd. has begun warming the kiln at its Maracás vanadium project in Brazil and is preparing to start production of vanadium pentoxide.

  • HudBay extends bid for Augusta May 19, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. has extended its offer to acquire Augusta Resource Corp.’s shares until 5 p.m. May 27.

  • Victory Nickel ‘encouraged’ by rising LME nickel prices May 17, 2014

    Victory Nickel Inc. is "encouraged" by rising London Metal Exchange nickel prices in the first quarter of 2014 and is continuing commissioning of its 500,000-ton-per-year frac sand processing facility in Alberta, the junior miner said in its first-quarter financial report May 16.

  • Labor board rules against Boeing in union squabble May 16, 2014

    The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Boeing Co. committed unfair labor practices by photographing and videotaping members of its largest white-collar union during “solidarity events” at the company’s facilities.

  • Titanium tags remain ‘dead flat’ in quiet market May 16, 2014

    Spot prices on commodity titanium mill products remain stalled at the same level they have been for most of the year, market sources said this past week.

  • Harsh winter sends Aleris into red in qtr. May 16, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. fell into the red in the first quarter due to severe winter weather conditions, a volatile Midwest premium and a weaker U.S. dollar.

  • Novelis aims to grow auto sector sales May 16, 2014

    Novelis Inc. expects aluminum shipments to the automotive sector to account for 20 percent of its product mix by 2017 and potentially 25 percent "by the end of the decade," president and chief executive officer Phil Martens said during the company’s earnings conference call May 16.

  • Zinc premiums ease slightly amid terminal mart strength May 16, 2014

    Zinc premiums inched down this past week as strength in the terminal markets led sellers to offer slight discounts on special-high-grade material.

  • Dynacast back in the black in 1st quarter May 16, 2014

    Dynacast International Inc. returned to profitability in the first quarter due in part to increased demand for consumer electronics.

  • High-carbon ferrochrome prices inch up May 16, 2014

    High-carbon ferrochrome prices have inched up as robust contract offtake limits spot supply from some sellers.

  • Alcoa, union workers reach tentative agreement May 16, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has reached a tentative deal on a new five-year master labor agreement with the United Steelworkers union.

  • Ferromoly prices approach 3-year high May 16, 2014

    Ferromolybdenum prices continued to rise this past week while molybdic oxide prices have stalled, but some market participants said they expect a resolution soon.

  • GM sees aluminum usage increasing May 16, 2014

    General Motors Co. expects aluminum usage in mass-market vehicles to increase significantly over the next decade, although it is still learning how to work with the material on a "massive scale," a technical fellow in the company’s global manufacturing engineering unit said.

  • Noranda Income Fund’s net sinks in qtr. May 16, 2014

    Noranda Income Fund’s earnings plunged in the first quarter due in part to lower zinc metal sales and byproduct revenue and higher costs.

  • Aluminum extruders eye auto, solar growth May 15, 2014

    U.S. aluminum extruders remain upbeat about the prospects for increased demand in 2014, but concerns persist for sectors that continue to feel the impact of the 2008 economic downturn, including building construction, panelists at AMM’s Aluminum Summit in Philadelphia said.

  • Timet to pay record toxic dumping fine May 15, 2014

    Titanium Metals Corp. (Timet) will pay a $13.75-million fine as part of a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stemming mainly from the alleged unauthorized production and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at its Henderson, Nev., sponge plant.

  • Alcoa workers authorize strike if no deal May 15, 2014

    Alcoa Inc.’s unionized workers have voted unanimously to authorize a strike if the two sides fail to reach a new master agreement ahead of its midnight May 15 expiration.

  • Physical aluminum contract needed to help mart May 15, 2014

    The North American aluminum market needs exchange-traded physical contracts that allow market players to actively participate in a regional pricing strategy and properly manage risk exposure, according to panelists at AMM’s Aluminum Summit in Philadelphia.

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