Nonferrous

  • Midwest aluminum premiums edge higher Sep 11, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums continued to trend higher this week, with market participants saying that consumers were attempting to lock in premiums for the remainder of 2014 contracts in an attempt to mitigate upside price risk.

  • Tricor adding titanium mill products at aerospace unit Sep 11, 2014

    Tricor Metals Inc. is expanding its recent entry into aerospace and related titanium markets with the addition of mill products at its new distribution unit, Tricor Alloys.

  • Mount Polley environmental concerns raised Sep 10, 2014

    Imperial Metals Corp.’s Mount Polley Mine was found to be discharging effluent from its tailings storage facility following an inspection by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment.

  • Judge asked to reinstate LME in lawsuit Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. aluminum purchasers have asked a judge in U.S. District Court in New York to reconsider a decision dismissing the London Metal Exchange from an antitrust lawsuit, claiming that the LME is not entitled to foreign sovereign immunity.

  • US ferrochrome consumption rises in 1st half Sep 10, 2014

    High-carbon ferrochrome consumption in the United States increased 1.6 percent in the first half of this year and low-carbon ferrochrome consumption jumped 13.3 percent compared with the same period last year, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data.

  • NA Tungsten gets approval for Mactung Mine in Yukon Sep 10, 2014

    North American Tungsten Corp. Ltd. has received environmental approval for its Mactung tungsten mine in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

  • Aluminum trend to continue: IHS analyst Sep 10, 2014

    Steel deserves credit for some of the 700 pounds Ford Motor Co. shed on its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, according to one automotive analyst.

  • Taseko Mines to acquire Curis Resources Sep 09, 2014

    Taseko Mines Ltd. will buy copper exploration and development company Curis Resources Ltd. in an all-share deal.

  • Labor injunction vs. Novelis tossed Sep 09, 2014

    An injunction by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) preventing Novelis Corp. from allegedly denying employees the right to seek representation for the purposes of collective bargaining at its Oswego, N.Y., aluminum sheet plant has been rejected by a judge.

  • Lawmakers seek duties on imported extrusions Sep 09, 2014

    Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the Commerce Department to apply anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of 5000-series extrusions from China.

  • Globe, CC Metals appeal ruling vs. Russian FeSi Sep 09, 2014

    Globe Specialty Metals Inc. and CC Metals & Alloys LLC have launched an appeal against the U.S. Commerce Department’s negative anti-dumping determination on imports of Russian ferrosilicon.

  • US lead exports up sharply in first four months of year Sep 09, 2014

    U.S. lead exports increased 51.4 percent to 85,100 tonnes in the first four months of this year from 56,200 tonnes in the same period last year, largely due to a 68.3-percent jump in shipments of ores and concentrates to 67,500 tonnes from 40,100 tonnes, according to the latest data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

  • Exide seeks nod on $4.95M Pacific Chloride settlement Sep 09, 2014

    Exide Technologies Ltd. is seeking bankruptcy court approval of an agreement that would allow the company’s insurers to pay a $4.95-million claim for damages stemming from a fire at its former Shreveport, La., lead-acid battery manufacturing plant.

  • DLA sells ferrochrome for $4.15M Sep 09, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials sold ferrochrome to Hickman, Williams & Co., Russian Ferroalloys Inc. (RFA) and Varomet Corp. for a combined $4.15 million in August.

  • US silicon output, shipments increase strongly in first half Sep 08, 2014

    U.S. production of silicon-bearing metals increased 10.3 percent in the first half of this year and net shipments jumped 15.9 percent compared with the same period last year.

  • Freight fears weigh on aluminum billet contracts Sep 08, 2014

    Concerns over spiking freight costs are impacting negotiations for next year’s aluminum billet contracts, market participants told AMM, noting that freight-related charges could increase by up to 20 percent in 2015.

  • Ford's F-150 raw material costs may double Sep 08, 2014

    The cost of raw materials for Ford Motor Co.’s new aluminum-intensive F-150 pickup could more than double from its existing steel-heavy model, according to one analyst’s estimate.

  • Muted zinc premiums seek direction Sep 05, 2014

    Ballooning terminal market prices have kept zinc premiums muted, despite consumers increasing production as they emerge from the summer doldrums.

  • Primary copper mart yet to regain losses from recession Sep 05, 2014

    U.S. manufacturers of primary copper products saw a significant drop in business during the Great Recession, according to recently released data from the 2012 Economic Census.

  • Supply issues threatening aluminum growth Sep 05, 2014

    Aluminum supply constraints may halt growth within the sector, effectively slowing plans for stepped-up use of the material in major end markets, according to market analysts.

  • Mercator executives, directors resign Sep 05, 2014

    Several Mercator Minerals Ltd. executives and directors have resigned from the company, it said.

  • Tight supply lifts ferrovanadium, ferrochrome Sep 05, 2014

    Ferrovanadium spot prices have started to bounce back from a summer lull, with tight supply and strong demand hampering the ability of bulk alloy suppliers to build up inventory.

  • Evraz Stratcor appoints sales manager Sep 05, 2014

    Evraz Stratcor Inc. has appointed Michael P. Shea sales manager responsible for selling ferrovanadium and Nitrovan vanadium to steel producers in North America.

  • Nickel market wary of Filipino ore export ban Sep 04, 2014

    North American spot premiums for refined nickel units trended sideways this week, although market participants noted unease among traders on the potential effect of a proposed ban on nickel ore exports from the Philippines.

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