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  • Court rejects ethnic claims against scrapyard, workers Dec 02, 2008

    A federal court has dismissed ethnic intimidation claims against Kalamazoo Metal Recyclers Inc. (KMR) and its workers, who detained three Hispanic men they suspected of trying to steal metal from the scrap company in August 2006.

  • Commercial Alloys, smelters file Ch. 11 [UPDATE] Dec 01, 2008

    Commercial Alloys Corp., a Twinsburg, Ohio-based scrap processor, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection along with its affiliated secondary aluminum facilities, branded Aluminum One, in Minerva, Ohio, and Scottsboro, Ala.

  • Calif. firm wins Marad contract Dec 01, 2008

    The U.S. Maritime Administration (Marad) has hired a Concord, Calif., company to remove and contain peeling paint from “Ghost Fleet” vessels anchored at Suisun Bay, Calif.

  • Harsco, Taiyuan Iron & Steel ink slag processing venture Dec 01, 2008

    China’s largest stainless steel producer has hired Harsco Corp. to develop a new working relationship for the treatment and utilization of stainless and carbon steel slag in China.

  • Ferrous quiet as traders wait for Turkey Dec 01, 2008

    Demand for ferrous scrap from key markets such as Turkey has retreated in the past two weeks, with market participants expecting mills to stay out of the market until mid-December or early January.

  • Rifkin to get tax break to aid move to Mich. riverfront site Dec 01, 2008

    Rifkin Scrap Iron & Metal Co. will receive $282,800 in tax breaks to ease its move from a riverfront site, slated for residential and commercial use, to another Saginaw, Mich., property being treated for pollution problems.

  • California firm wins Marad contract Dec 01, 2008

    The U.S. Maritime Administration (Marad) has hired a Concord, Calif., company to remove and contain peeling paint from “Ghost Fleet” vessels anchored at Suisun Bay, Calif.

  • Scrap processor, smelters file for Ch. 11; bank talks fail Dec 01, 2008

    Commercial Alloys Corp., a Twinsburg, Ohio-based scrap processor, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection along with its affiliated aluminum smelters in Minerva, Ohio, and Scottsboro, Ala.

  • Harsco, Taiyuan Iron & Steel ink slag processing venture Dec 01, 2008

    China’s largest stainless steel producer has hired Harsco Corp. to develop a new working relationship for the treatment and utilization of stainless and carbon steel slag in China.

  • Metech backs BAN program after cost requirement nixed Dec 01, 2008

    Metech International Inc. has endorsed the e-Stewards program of the Basel Action Network (BAN), an advocacy group on hazardous waste that has begun work on a certification program for processors of defunct electronic equipment.

  • EU lays out plans to make dismantling of ships safer Nov 26, 2008

    The European Commission wants to make the dismantling of old ships safer for workers and the environment—both in Europe and elsewhere.

  • Aluminum plunges at Boeing auction Nov 26, 2008

    Aluminum scrap prices declined 45 percent from two months ago at Boeing Co.’s auction of material to be generated over the next four months.

  • EU lays out plans to make dismantling of ships safer Nov 26, 2008

    The European Commission wants to make the dismantling of old ships safer for workers and the environment—both in Europe and elsewhere.

  • Military scrap prices follow market down Nov 26, 2008

    Mixed steel scrap from an Army facility in Texas was valued at $86.40 per long ton in a military auction Tuesday, down 53 percent from the previous contract.

  • Winning bids for aluminum plunge at Boeing auction Nov 26, 2008

    Aluminum scrap prices declined 45 percent from two months ago at Boeing Co.’s auction of material to be generated over the next four months.

  • Scrapyard workers face the music Nov 25, 2008

    Four Kalamazoo, Mich., scrapyard workers accused of detaining and assaulting men they suspected of trying to steal scrap metal from their company were sentenced this week, while three men in Canton, Ohio, were told they face a grand jury and charges of kidnapping two men they believed had stolen scrap metal from former Republic Steel Corp. property.

  • Taiwan drives aluminum export dive Nov 25, 2008

    U.S. aluminum scrap exports fell again in September, with Taiwan leading the retreat.

  • Cari seeks reply on energy plan Nov 25, 2008

    The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (Cari) is polling members on their interest in a “preferred” fixed-price group rate for electricity and natural gas contracts.

  • Taiwan drives aluminum export dive Nov 25, 2008

    U.S. aluminum scrap exports fell again in September, with Taiwan leading the retreat.

  • Cari seeks reply on energy plan Nov 25, 2008

    The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (Cari) is polling members on their interest in a “preferred” fixed-price group rate for electricity and natural gas contracts.

  • New rules bar mounding of scrap in rail shipments Nov 25, 2008

    New rules adopted by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) prohibit scrap metal shippers from piling loose scrap in mounds above the top of any gondola car, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).

  • Northern Indiana Metals heading for liquidation Nov 25, 2008

    Northern Indiana Metals LLC, a lead and zinc smelter and detinner in Whiting, Ind., has ceased operating and soon will enter liquidation due to a loan covenant violation.

  • Northern Indiana Metals heading for liquidation Nov 25, 2008

    Northern Indiana Metals LLC, a lead and zinc smelter and detinner in Whiting, Ind., has ceased operating and soon will enter liquidation due to a loan covenant violation.

  • Midwest scrap metals trader calls its quits Nov 24, 2008

    Metrade LLC, a Midwest copper and stainless steel scrap trader, is calling it quits and shutting down operations.

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