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Saturday Apr 19 2014
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  • ArcelorMittal calls for boost to US ice-breaking capacity

    Apr 18, 2014 | 05:39 PMMichael Cowden

    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.

  • Armco Metals in deal to buy iron ore trader for $46M

    Apr 18, 2014 | 05:08 PMRey Mashayekhi

    Armco Metals Holdings Inc. has entered an agreement to purchase a 100-percent stake in iron ore mining and trading company Draco Resources Inc., the company said April 16.

  • SDI looks to ramp up output at Ind. mill: exec

    Apr 18, 2014 | 04:52 PMThorsten Schier

    Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) is planning to ramp up production at its new high-precision, small-diameter special bar quality (SBQ) rolling mill at its Pittsboro, Ind., long products facility.

Nonferrous RSS

  • Improving weather boosts zinc premiums

    Apr 18, 2014 | 02:51 PMSaranya Kapur

    Special-high-grade zinc premiums edged up this past week amid improving weather conditions, market participants said.

  • Felman, USW in new labor deal at W.Va. facility

    Apr 18, 2014 | 02:17 PMDaniel Fitzgerald

    Felman Production LLC has reached a new labor deal with United Steelworkers union Local 5171 at its New Haven, W.Va., silicomanganese plant, it said.

  • Ferromanganese spot prices rise

    Apr 18, 2014 | 01:46 PMDaniel Fitzgerald

    Medium-carbon ferromanganese spot prices have risen, with reports of tightening supply boosting expectations of further price increases.

Scrap RSS

  • Aluminum scrap prices hold steady

    Apr 18, 2014 | 04:33 PMBhavna Patel

    The aluminum scrap market was mostly unchanged this past week as prices continued to follow the steadiness seen in primary aluminum.

  • Market split on India ferrous scrap prices

    Apr 18, 2014 | 04:17 PMSean Davidson

    Market sentiment is divided on the direction of ferrous scrap prices into India, as mills and traders await the results of national elections that could either spur or freeze economic activity, sources said.

  • Mexico may issue lax emissions plan: RSR

    Apr 18, 2014 | 04:16 PMNathan Laliberte

    Lead-acid battery recycler RSR Corp. is concerned about an upcoming proposal on lead emissions standards in Mexico, citing significant gaps in the country’s regulatory framework and dangers to human health and the environment.

Supply Chain RSS

  • Weber press to boost aerospace titanium use

    Apr 17, 2014 | 05:31 PMFrank Haflich

    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 | 04:03 PMRey Mashayekhi

    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 | 12:03 PMThorsten Schier

    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.

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