Scrap

  • Calif. OK's bill setting Exide compliance deadline Sep 30, 2014

    Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that would establish a time table for facilities such as Exide Technologies Ltd.’s recycling plant in Vernon, Calif., to comply with hazardous waste laws.

  • NJ assembly passes stricter scrap rule Sep 30, 2014

    New Jersey lawmakers have approved revisions to a state law aimed at preventing scrap metals thefts despite objections from scrap dealers.

  • New Texas scrapyard proposed Sep 30, 2014

    The Socorro, Texas, city council will hold an Oct. 2 public hearing regarding a request to allow a metals recycling operation to open on a vacant property.

  • Metals recycler targeting Neb. site Sep 30, 2014

    The York, Neb., planning commission will hold a public hearing on a parcel of land that needs scrapyard permits in place as a condition to the property’s sale.

  • Stainless scrap prices slump further Sep 30, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices continued to slide this week after nickel prices plummeted below $17,000 per tonne, with market participants citing weakening consumer demand.

  • Schnitzer eyes stronger profits, sales in qtr. Sep 30, 2014

    Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. expects stronger sales and earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter due in part to cost-reduction initiatives and improved construction demand.

  • Scrap hauler files lawsuit vs. Sims unit Sep 29, 2014

    A subsidiary of Sims Metal Management Ltd. has been sued by a scrap metals hauler, which claims the recycler failed to pay agreed upon transportation fees.

  • Scrap export prices to Turkey face more heat Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. ferrous scrap export prices to Turkey could come under further pressure from Turkish steel producers facing depleting export volumes, according to market participants.

  • NovX21 signs supply deal in Quebec Sep 29, 2014

    NovX21 Inc. is working to lock up supply agreements for a commercial scale recycling operation slated to open in Thetford Mines, Quebec.

  • US ferrous scrap export prices to Asia slip Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. export prices for containerized ferrous scrap shipped to Asia lost more ground this past week as demand continued to fade.

  • Scrap sentiment said turning bearish for Oct. Sep 26, 2014

    Weaker global markets, mill outages in some regions and steady scrap flows have led to bearish sentiment for domestic ferrous scrap prices in October despite strong demand from some steel sectors.

  • Foreign wire rod losing price appeal Sep 26, 2014

    Imported wire rod has faded in popularity as domestic mill prices stick close to foreign tags amid relaxed rolling schedules and mediocre demand, according to market participants.

  • ISRI chapter balks at NJ scrap theft bill Sep 26, 2014

    A proposed amendment to a bill in the New Jersey legislature aimed at preventing the theft of scrap metals is drawing opposition from an industry trade group, which claims the measure is disruptive to scrapyards.

  • UBCs first in beverage packaging recycling Sep 25, 2014

    Aluminum used beverage cans (UBCs) ended 2013 as the most recycled beverage packaging material with an industry recycling rate of 66.7 percent, according to the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

  • San Fran to Thailand top shredded trade route Sep 25, 2014

    Renewed interest in bulk cargoes of ferrous scrap from Thailand’s steel mill sent the country to the top of the list of most active trade routes for shredded scrap during July.

  • Copper scrap demand said lagging Sep 25, 2014

    Copper scrap discounts rose this week despite a drop in terminal market prices due to a lack of demand from domestic mills and Chinese consumers, market participants told AMM.

  • Auto aluminum demand driving Aleris Sep 25, 2014

    Aleris Corp.’s $350-million investment to upgrade production capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Ky., was spurred by explosive growth estimates in the North American automotive market, according to the company’s top executive.

  • Boeing still seeks titanium scrap closed loop Sep 25, 2014

    Boeing Co. continues to emphasize a "closed loop" on titanium scrap, although complete success in this effort still eludes the aerospace giant, according to a company executive.

  • Allied Alloys buys stainless recycler Sep 25, 2014

    Allied Alloys LP has acquired stainless steel and specialty alloys recycler Blue Alloys LLC from Freedom Metals Inc., Allied Alloys said Sept. 23.

  • SA Recycling wins EPA grant Sep 24, 2014

    SA Recycling LLC has been awarded federal funding to reduce diesel emissions at its port through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program.

  • Michigan bill seeks quarterly tonnage reports Sep 24, 2014

    A new bill in Michigan is seeking to require all recyclers in the state to submit quarterly reports disclosing their tonnage.

  • Anderson Industries buys Dakota Foundry Sep 24, 2014

    Anderson Industries LLC has acquired employee-owned gray and ductile iron castings manufacturer Dakota Foundry Inc. for an undisclosed price.

  • LME, soft demand sap stainless scrap prices Sep 23, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices have plummeted this week in the wake of primary nickel’s slide, with market participants noting widespread pessimism of end-user demand that also has driven numbers down.

  • Fla. recycler gets scrapyard OK Sep 23, 2014

    A metal recycler is set to open a new operation in Palm Beach County, Fla., after county commissioners voted to rezone a parcel of land and issue the necessary permits.

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