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    Sheet still falling but bottom said near

    Feb 27, 2015

    Hot-rolled coil prices have fallen below $25 per hundredweight ($500 per ton) for the first time since August 2009 as industry players question whether tags are nearing a bottom or have further to fall. More »

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    Imported sheet prices continue descent

    Feb 27, 2015

    Prices for imported sheet and plate have dropped again as U.S. buyers remain hesitant to place new orders amid bloated inventories and falling domestic prices, trader sources said. More »

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    Aleris takes leading role; Aleris unit buy done

    Feb 27, 2015

    Signature Group Holdings Inc. has completed its $525-million purchase of Aleris Corp.’s global recycling and specification alloys (GRSA) business, a deal Signature’s top executive called an "unusual accomplishment." More »

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    US must get back to manufacturing: DiMicco

    Feb 27, 2015

    The U.S. government must look to boost the domestic manufacturing sector if it is serious about a substantive and sustained economic recovery, according to former Nucor Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Daniel R. DiMicco. More »

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    W. Coast ports team to cut congestion

    Feb 28, 2015

    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has granted permission to the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to work together to address congestion. More »

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    Aluminum scrap feeling stress of stocks

    Feb 27, 2015

    Aluminum scrap prices are under pressure as consumers report being well stocked in an environment where supply is outstripping demand. More »

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    W. Coast steel plate prices slide again

    Feb 27, 2015

    Steel plate prices continue to fall on the West Coast as foreign and domestic mills fight for market share in a sector already loading up with inventory. More »

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    A.M. Castle’s losses balloon in 2014

    Feb 27, 2015

    A.M. Castle & Co.’s losses ballooned in 2014 as the company grappled with weak metal prices, layoffs and a big restructuring amid a slowdown in the energy sector More »

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    Copper mart inactivity drives cathode premium

    Feb 27, 2015

    The U.S. copper cathode premium fell this past week as declining spot market activity forced sellers to lower premiums to secure deals. More »

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    Scrap-sorting tech aims to boost efficiency,

    Feb 27, 2015

    New magnetic technology that would help recyclers separate nonferrous scrap metal more efficiently could be a boon for the industry, potentially allowing recyclers to curb exports and draw higher values for processed scrap. More »

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    Rise in shredded export prices to India seen

    Feb 27, 2015

    A shortage of ferrous scrap in a large consuming region of India lifted shredded scrap export prices this past week, but this is widely expected to be short-lived. More »

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    Moly, ferrovanadium hold firm at lows

    Feb 27, 2015

    Noble alloy prices appear to have stabilized following weeks of persistent declines, with some ferrovanadium suppliers saying that they are sitting out the spot market until pricing improves. More »

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    Bulk alloy prices hold firm

    Feb 27, 2015

    Bulk alloy spot prices remain largely stable against a background of stagnant spot trading activity, with some silicomanganese market participants seeing little short-term impact from Felman Production LLC’s trade action against Australian imports. More »

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