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  • Upstate building fourth steel service center Sep 30, 2014

    Upstate Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. has started construction on a steel service center in Rochester, N.Y., as part of a plan to eventually offer finished steel products at all of its locations.

  • T.J. O'Brien Lock to close for repairs Sep 30, 2014

    The T.J. O’Brien Lock near the entrance to Lake Michigan in Chicago will be closed for separate maintenance outages totaling 94 days.

  • Schuff inks order for major steel fab job Sep 30, 2014

    Steel fabricator Schuff International Inc. has won an order to fabricate more than 20,000 tonnes of structural steel for an unnamed “large-scale manufacturing plant” in the United States as a planned takeover by investors HC2 Holdings Inc. nears completion.

  • Ford Super Duty pickups to get makeover Sep 30, 2014

    Ford Motor Co.’s next-generation Super Duty pickup trucks will utilize the same aluminum-extensive technology used in the 2015 F-150, according to a company spokesman.

  • China said revisiting titanium sponge growth Sep 30, 2014

    One of China’s largest titanium sponge producers is taking a more realistic view of expansion after years of rapid growth, while major mill product companies are looking to jump-start a "Titanium Valley" focused on value-added products.

  • General Cable nixes $250M note offer Sep 29, 2014

    General Cable Corp. has withdrawn a proposed $250-million offering of senior and unsecured notes due to unfavorable market conditions, the company said Sept. 29.

  • Aleris' China plant to supply plate to Bombardier Sep 29, 2014

    Aleris Corp.’s new rolling mill in Zhenjiang, China, has won qualification to supply aluminum aerospace plate to Bombardier Aerospace.

  • Titanium's future in defense rests on value: RTI Sep 29, 2014

    The titanium industry must rely on innovation to preserve its role in the military market as federal budget sequestration and other constraints continue to pressure defense spending, RTI International Metals Inc.’s top executive said.

  • Copper, brass service center shipments rise Sep 26, 2014

    Copper and brass service center shipments totaled 22.2 million pounds in July, up 5.8 percent from the same month last year, but year-to-date shipments of 155.7 million pounds remained virtually flat, according to Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA) data.

  • Infra-Metals worker in Fla. dies in accident Sep 26, 2014

    A worker at Infra-Metals Co.’s facility in Tampa, Fla., was crushed to death following an accident, marking the U.S. service center industry’s second reported fatality this year involving steel beams.

  • JCI promotes five execs, two others retiring Sep 26, 2014

    Lead-acid battery maker Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) has announced a series of management changes that began Sept. 23 and continue through early October.

  • Castle taps Anderson interim finance chief Sep 26, 2014

    A.M. Castle & Co. has appointed Patrick Anderson as interim chief financial officer effective immediately, the company said Sept. 26.

  • TK division withdrawing from trade groups Sep 26, 2014

    ThyssenKrupp AG’s Materials Services business has decided to withdraw from industry trade associations around the world, the company confirmed to AMM.

  • 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.

  • Worthington targets aluminum, AHSS, Mexico Sep 25, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc. sees growth prospects in aluminum, advanced high-strength steels and Mexico as the automotive industry changes how and where it makes vehicles, company executives said.

  • 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.

  • Sandmeyer Steel taps sales exec Sep 25, 2014

    Sandmeyer Steel Co. has named Kimberly A. Rodriguez district sales manager for the New England territory, replacing Carl B. Schulz, who retired earlier this year after 44 years of service.

  • General Cable investigating possible corruption Sep 25, 2014

    General Cable Corp. is reviewing certain payments made to customers and agents for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Worthington earnings fall in fiscal 1st qtr. Sep 25, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc.’s earnings fell in its fiscal first quarter as tax issues weighed on profits despite a strong showing from the company’s steel processing segment.

  • Mill Steel promotes three execs Sep 25, 2014

    Mill Steel Co. has promoted three executives.

  • Mexico’s Canacero strikes back on rebar Sep 24, 2014

    Mexican steel association Canacero has hit back against claims that Mexican rebar imports into the United States have harmed U.S. steelmakers.

  • Steel battling wood in building market Sep 24, 2014

    Cold-formed steel has struggled to beat back competition from wood in the nonresidential construction market as overall demand for such products remains short of pre-recession levels.

  • 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.

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