• Lockout of PTC Alliance workers ends Aug 04, 2014

    Unionized workers who were locked out at PTC Alliance Corp.’s Alliance, Ohio, tubular facility returned to work Aug. 3 after both parties agreed to a new labor accord.

  • USS director leaves to head VA Aug 04, 2014

    Robert A. McDonald has resigned from U.S. Steel Corp.’s board of director to become secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Commerce delays decision on steel nail imports Aug 04, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration has postponed to Oct. 27 its preliminary determinations in a countervailing duty investigation against imports of steel nails from five countries.

  • Planned Alamo Tube mill seen filling specific need Aug 04, 2014

    The prospects should be bright for a recently announced tubing-specific oil country tubular goods (OCTG) mill near San Antonio, as the mill’s output addresses a very particular need.

  • USS confirms Canada restructuring mulled Aug 04, 2014

    U.S. Steel Corp. has confirmed that it is considering a restructuring of its loss-making operations in Canada, according to a filing with securities regulators.

  • Dofasco plans $50.4M galvanizing line upgrade Aug 04, 2014

    ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. plans to invest Canadian $55 million ($50.4 million) to upgrade its No. 4 galvanizing line to produce galvanized and Galvalume products.

  • US drilling rises, Canada falls Aug 04, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States increased by six last week.

  • Steel sheet, plate prices hold steady Aug 04, 2014

    Steel sheet and plate prices held steady this past week in a sign that the steel industry might be dodging the usual summer doldrums this year, market sources said.

  • Independent rebar mill planned for Texas mart Aug 02, 2014

    An independent 200,000-ton-per-year rebar mill is planned near Waco, Texas, AMM has learned. Construction could begin by next spring.

  • Ohio steel distributor facing OSHA fines Aug 01, 2014

    Major Metals Co. has agreed to settle charges that it failed to protect workers from amputation and fall hazards.

  • ArcelorMittal ramping up BF at Indiana Harbor Aug 01, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA is ramping up production at the No. 7 blast furnace at its Indiana Harbor complex in East Chicago, Ind., after a $70-million planned maintenance outage, a company executive said.

  • OCTG prices should see lift from trade case ruling: MRC Aug 01, 2014

    Line pipe prices continue to be challenging but oil country tubular goods (OCTG) tags should get a boost from the recent trade case ruling on imports from nine countries, according to MRC Global Inc. executives.

  • Gerdau, Nucor hiking SBQ products Aug 01, 2014

    Gerdau Special Steel North America and Nucor Corp. have raised base prices on special bar quality (SBQ) products by $40 per ton ($2 per hundredweight) effective with shipments Sept. 1.

  • Congress approves Highway Trust Fund bill Aug 01, 2014

    A last-minute measure to provide $10.9 billion to the federal Highway Trust Fund, allowing state construction projects to continue uninterrupted, was approved by Congress July 31.

  • Alpha issues layoff notice to 1,100 workers in W. Virginia Aug 01, 2014

    Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice to 1,100 workers at 11 coal mines in West Virginia due to low coal prices and Environmental Protection Agency regulations that the company said are driving the shutdown of coal-fired power plants.

  • Nucor's Keith Grass plans to retire Aug 01, 2014

    Nucor Corp.’s Keith Grass, executive vice president of raw materials and chief executive officer of David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ), is retiring effective Sept. 12.

  • Line pipe prices log slight gains in July, hit 2014 high Aug 01, 2014

    Line pipe prices were up slightly in July, hitting a year-to-date high, but couldn’t match the sharp gains seen in oil country tubular goods (OCTG) tags during the month following a recent trade case decision.

  • Keystone XL hearing set for Sept. Aug 01, 2014

    A Nebraska Supreme Court hearing in September will decide the fate of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline in the state.

  • American Railcar’s net jumps 36.4% Jul 31, 2014

    American Railcar Industries Inc.’s net income soared 36.4 percent in the second quarter due in part to stepped-up production of hopper cars and continued strong output of tank cars.

  • Bidders for former USS mill to be disclosed soon Jul 31, 2014

    Leading bidders for Železara Smederevo d.o.o., U.S. Steel Corp.’s former operations in Serbia, are expected to be announced next week—perhaps as soon as Aug. 4, according to industry sources.

  • Universal in midst of 'major transformation' Jul 31, 2014

    Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. is "in the middle of a major transformation" as the company continues to seek customer approvals and expand its premium alloy sales, its top executive said.

  • TimkenSteel posts strong sales, earnings Jul 31, 2014

    TimkenSteel Corp.’s sales and earnings rose in the second quarter ahead of its separation from former parent Timken Co., a positive first sign for its full-year targets.

  • Evraz unveils new semipremium connection Jul 31, 2014

    Evraz Inc. North America has introduced a new semipremium connection for thermal oil and unconventional drilling applications, the company said July 30.

  • OCTG index gain driven by trade case: Tenaris Jul 31, 2014

    A jump in the benchmark Pipe Logix oil country tubular goods (OCTG) index for July was likely spurred by the anti-dumping duties assessed on imports from South Korea, Tenaris SA’s top North American executive said during an earnings call.

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