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  • Reliance cautious on commodity tubulars Feb 20, 2014

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. continues to seek opportunities for growth in the energy sector—but not in commodity oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and line pipe, company executives said.

  • HudBay Minerals earnings tumble into the red Feb 20, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. fell into the red in the fourth quarter due in part to lower copper and zinc sales.

  • Factory data underlies weak Chinese copper market Feb 20, 2014

    China’s physical copper market remains weak and robust import figures are obscuring a slowdown in real business activity, market participants said.

  • Constellium unveils new crash technology Feb 20, 2014

    Constellium NV has launched new aluminum high-strength crash-management system (CMS) technology designed for enhanced structural protection in collisions.

  • Aleris inks multiyear supply deal with Boeing Feb 20, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. has signed a multiyear agreement to supply aluminum aerospace plate and sheet to aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. from its plant in Koblenz, Germany.

  • Equipment issues hit Hydro’s billet plant Feb 20, 2014

    Norsk Hydro ASA’s remelt billet plant in Henderson, Ky., is sourcing metal from outside suppliers after suffering equipment problems, a company spokesman said.

  • Noranda mulling options in bid for reduced power rate Feb 19, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. has options if Missouri regulators do not approve a lower electricity price for the company.

  • Cold chills Noranda output, could inflate energy costs Feb 19, 2014

    Unusually cold and wet weather in the United States has hampered production and could drive up natural gas costs as well, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. executives said.

  • GM plans to increase use of aluminum in pickups Feb 19, 2014

    General Motors Co. has signed supply contracts with Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc. ahead of plans to increase the use of aluminum sheet in its next-generation pickup trucks by late 2018, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

  • Titanium spot prices mired at low levels Feb 19, 2014

    While titanium spot prices remain mired at low levels, some buyers are nevertheless filling inventory holes at a brisker pace and scrap tags—seen by some as a harbinger of eventual price movement—appear to be firming.

  • Atlantic lands funds to aid recovery after fire Feb 19, 2014

    Atlantic Ltd. has reached an agreement on an Australian $32.6-million ($29.4-million) funding facility aimed at helping the vanadium producer recover from liquidity issues and a fire at its Windimurra facility in Western Australia.

  • Demand behind aluminum premium rise: Smith Feb 19, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums have gotten a boost from strong demand and bankrupt Ormet Corp.’s closure of its Hannibal, Ohio, smelter, according to Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s top executive.

  • Noranda posts 2013 net loss on LME’s fall Feb 19, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. plunged into the red in 2013 amid low aluminum prices and higher natural gas and electricity costs.

  • Global lead market closes 2013 in deficit: ILZSG data Feb 19, 2014

    The global lead market ended 2013 in a 22,000-tonne deficit, according to preliminary data from the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) Feb. 18.

  • Aero destocking to hit aluminum plate: Kaiser Feb 19, 2014

    Spot prices for aluminum plate have tumbled into 2014 as mills fight for business by lowering tags, according to Kaiser Aluminum Corp.’s top executive.

  • China needs to raise its zinc concentrate output: analyst Feb 19, 2014

    China’s zinc mines need to produce an additional 400,000 tonnes from now until 2018 if they are to meet domestic demand growth, according to Chris Parker, an analyst at consultancy Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

  • Canadian Metals woos FerroAtlántica Feb 19, 2014

    Canadian Metals Inc. is hoping to provide silica to a proposed Grupo FerroAtlántica SA plant in Quebec.

  • HDG opportunities are vast: Valmont exec Feb 19, 2014

    Opportunities for growth in hot-dip galvanizing are vast, whether in new infrastructure projects or replacement, an executive at steel fabrication firm Valmont Industries Inc. said.

  • SE Asian galvanizing growth to accelerate: Richker Metals Feb 19, 2014

    Hot-dip galvanizing is forecast to grow by as much as 15 percent in southeast Asia in the second quarter as the region develops transport and infrastructure projects, an executive at zinc scrap trading firm Richker Metals Inc. said.

  • Zinc, steel in fight vs. aluminum: IZA Feb 19, 2014

    The zinc and steel industries are working to fight back against the move toward increased aluminum in cars, an International Zinc Association (IZA) executive said.

  • Ontario hires consultant for Ring of Fire Feb 18, 2014

    The Ontario government has retained Deloitte LLP to help establish a development corporation for the Ring of Fire.

  • Dugald River zinc mine delayed a year: MMG Feb 18, 2014

    Production at the Dugald River zinc mine in Australia will be delayed by around a year due to technical issues, MMG Ltd. chief executive officer Andrew Michelmore said.

  • Ormet seeks buyer for Ohio mill Feb 18, 2014

    Ormet Corp. is seeking a buyer for its Hannibal, Ohio, smelter as it predicts the plant could benefit from expected strong automotive and aerospace demand.

  • Windimurra recovery could take 9 months: Atlantic Feb 18, 2014

    Atlantic Ltd. said it could take about nine months to repair the damage from a fire at its Windimurra vanadium operations in Western Australia and return to its previous production rate.

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