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  • Voestalpine starts output at US auto parts plant Apr 23, 2014

    Voestalpine Group has begun producing high-strength steel auto components at its $70-million Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. subsidiary in Cartersville, Ga.

  • Greenbrier hires rival’s former chief Apr 22, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. has hired Jim Cowan, former chief executive officer of a rival rail car builder, to fill a key operating post in what some Wall Street observers believe could be the first step on a path to Greenbrier’s chief executive officer post.

  • ATI closing iron casting facility by end of June Apr 22, 2014

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) will close its iron castings facility in LaPorte, Ind., by the end of June, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

  • Falling copper prices pinch Mueller's results Apr 22, 2014

    Mueller Industries Inc. saw its first-quarter net income slip 5.7 percent year on year as declining copper prices offset an increase in net sales, the company said April 22.

  • AK Steel unable to aid struggling automakers Apr 22, 2014

    AK Steel Corp. is booked nearly to capacity on coated and cold-rolled steel products and therefore has limited capacity to help automakers facing shutdowns due to steel shortages, the company’s top executive said.

  • Steel Technologies to buy Ind. toll processor Stripco Apr 22, 2014

    Steel Technologies LLC has entered into an agreement to purchase toll processor Stripco LLC for an undisclosed amount.

  • Boeing union workers awarded $46.8M Apr 21, 2014

    Boeing Co.’s largest white-collar union says hundreds of its members are in line for nearly $47 million in back wages and benefits after a 13-year dispute.

  • US tools manufacturer sues Rusal Apr 21, 2014

    Industrial tools manufacturer CITC USA Inc. is suing Russian aluminum producer United Co. Rusal (UC Rusal) and its subsidiaries for allegedly failing to pay $450,000 for parts.

  • No auto impact yet from halt at USS Ecorse Apr 21, 2014

    U.S. automakers thus far appear to be unscathed by disruptions in the supply chain at domestic mills, including a force majeure at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Great Lakes Works in Ecorse, Mich.

  • More ice-breaking capacity said needed Apr 18, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA wants U.S. lawmakers to push ahead with a bill aimed at bolstering the nation’s ice-breaking capacity and to repair and update its waterways in the wake of one of the worst winters in decades.

  • Weber press to boost aerospace titanium use Apr 17, 2014

    Weber Metals Inc. will build a new 60,000-ton aerospace forging press in California that will boost its titanium requirement and bring the company into the market for nickel-alloy forging inputs, president and chief executive officer J. Rick Creed confirmed.

  • Stainless shipments continue uptick: MSCI Apr 17, 2014

    North American shipments of stainless steel continued to improve last month, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data.

  • Lincoln Electric steel analyst Ron Breese dies Apr 16, 2014

    Ronald George Breese, corporate steel analyst at Lincoln Electric Co., passed away April 10 at the age of 68, the welding and cutting company said in a statement.

  • Future Metals opens 9th facility Apr 15, 2014

    Future Metals LLC, an affiliate of pipe and tubing distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC, has opened its ninth metal service center.

  • Steel shipments rise as output falls: MSCI Apr 15, 2014

    North American steel service centers’ shipments rose in March as production problems and lingering weather-related logistic disruptions hampered output from mills.

  • Aluminum centers' shipments climb in March Apr 15, 2014

    North American service centers’ aluminum shipments spiked in March, although inventory levels were relatively stable.

  • GM yet to jump on aluminum bandwagon Apr 15, 2014

    General Motors Co. has concerns about durability and corrosion when it comes to potentially increased aluminum use in trucks.

  • Worthington appointment targets mergers Apr 14, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc. has hired Joe Hayek as vice president of mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate development, "a newly created position focused on identifying and acquiring new businesses," it said in a statement April 14.

  • Varsteel installing Herr-Voss leveling package Apr 14, 2014

    Varsteel Ltd. has signed Herr-Voss Stamco Inc. to retrofit the service center’s Lethbridge, Alberta, plant with the coil processing equipment supplier’s Enhanced Leveling Technology (ELT). The value of the contract was not disclosed.

  • Stainless distributor exec Fred Ulbrich Jr. dies Apr 14, 2014

    Frederick (Fred) Christian Ulbrich Jr., chairman and former chief executive officer of Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc., died April 12 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He was 83.

  • Olympic Steel promotes executives Apr 11, 2014

    Olympic Steel Inc. has promoted Stephen Reyes to vice president of sales and marketing for flat-rolled products.

  • Senators call on Obama for pipeline decision Apr 11, 2014

    Eleven Senate Democrats have called on President Obama to make his final decision on TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline by May 31.

  • Drew Industries sells presses; outsourcing extrusion needs Apr 11, 2014

    Drew Industries Inc. will exit the aluminum extrusion business and outsource its extrusion requirements with the sale of three extrusion presses to Atrium Windows & Doors Inc., a company official told AMM.

  • Worthington prices $250M in senior notes (UPDATED) Apr 10, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc. has priced its $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026.

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