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  • Georgia approves $35M to deepen harbor Mar 20, 2014

    The Georgia legislature has approved $35 million in additional funding to deepen the Savannah Harbor, the Georgia Ports Authority said in a statement March 20.

  • Crimea likely won’t hurt world economy Mar 20, 2014

    “Despite the uncertainty, we think it’s unlikely that this situation will lead to any significant economic events,” Kounis told attendees at Capital Link Inc.’s eighth annual Shipping Forum in New York.

  • Metal availability a big challenge: executive Mar 19, 2014

    Securing metal—whether billet, prime or scrap—remains challenging due to stock financing deals and tight credit markets, one executive said.

  • U.S. Steel exec named to NAM board Mar 19, 2014

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has named Michael S. Williams, U.S. Steel Corp.’s senior vice president for strategic planning and business development, to its board of directors.

  • Pacific Steel seeks buyer following Ch. 11 filing Mar 19, 2014

    Pacific Steel Casting Co. is "talking to potential buyers" while it continues to conduct "business as usual," a spokeswoman told AMM, without revealing potential suitors.

  • TMK, Baker Hughes in well venture Mar 19, 2014

    OAO TMK and Baker Hughes Inc. have announced a venture to develop turnkey well completion solutions for onshore and offshore fields.

  • Auto aluminum ‘holy grail’ not without risks Mar 19, 2014

    The aluminum industry and aluminum extruders should see big benefits as cars and trucks use more of the light metal because of stricter fuel economy standards, according to one consultant. But the “holy grail” of mass-produced aluminum vehicles won’t come without significant risks.

  • ThyssenKrupp fires up coil processing plant Mar 19, 2014

    ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc.’s $15-million coil processing and distribution facility in Woodstock, Ala., has begun shipping carbon steel, stainless and aluminum product to customers.

  • New Orleans port trying to boost India trade Mar 19, 2014

    The Port of New Orleans and Samsara Shipping Pvt. Ltd. have reached an agreement to boost trade with India with a focus on steel products for the oil and gas markets.

  • Barnes Group to close spring facility in Mich. Mar 18, 2014

    Barnes Group Inc. plans to close its Associated Spring facility in Saline, Mich., by the middle of this year.

  • Timken, EPK plan industrial bearings joint venture Mar 18, 2014

    Timken Co. and Russian bearings maker European Bearing Corp. (EPK) are planning to build a large-bore industrial bearings production facility somewhere in Russia or the broader Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • House panel sets hearing on LNG export bill Mar 18, 2014

    The House Energy and Power Subcommittee has scheduled a March 25 hearing to review a bill that could significantly expedite U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports due to the crisis in Crimea.

  • Airbus starts final assembly on newest A320 Mar 17, 2014

    Airbus SAS has begun final assembly on the newest version of its A320 airliner in Toulouse, France, as it joins up the forward and aft fuselage sections of the A320neo.

  • Aluminum centers’ shipments slip in February Mar 17, 2014

    North American service centers’ aluminum shipments slipped in February as severe weather slowed production and snarled transportation in much of the United States and Canada.

  • Steel center buyers await impact of imports Mar 17, 2014

    Buying remains on an as-needed basis for U.S. and Canadian steel service centers, buyer sources said, noting that imports remain a concern.

  • Shell to cut drill spending in US by 20 percent in ’14 Mar 17, 2014

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc is planning to reduce its onshore drill spending in the United States by 20 percent in 2014, but remains bullish on liquids-rich shales, deepwater and heavy oil.

  • US drilling rises, Canada falls Mar 17, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States increased by 17 last week.

  • Airbus, university team on 3-D printing Mar 14, 2014

    Europe’s Airbus Group NV is teaming with a Chinese university to investigate the future use of additive manufacturing for titanium airliner parts.

  • NTMA elects new chairman, officials Mar 14, 2014

    Ted Toth, vice president and managing director of Rosenberger-Toth, has been elected chairman of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).

  • Hynes’ Golding set to exit as chief Mar 14, 2014

    Donald R. Golding will step down as president and chief executive officer of Hynes Industries Inc., the company announced March 14.

  • O’Neal Steel promotes Suzanne Lane Mar 14, 2014

    O’Neal Steel Inc. has appointed Suzanne Lane vice president and chief financial officer of the distributor of carbon and stainless steel and aluminum.

  • Ukraine tensions not impacting titanium supply Mar 13, 2014

    Diplomatic tensions between Russia and the United States due to the crisis in Ukraine haven’t yet disrupted Russia’s role as a key component in the U.S. titanium supply chain, although U.S. firms that depend on Russia’s industry remain on the alert.

  • Vallourec building $81M Ohio facility Mar 13, 2014

    VAM USA LLC will build an $81-million pipe-threading facility near sister company Vallourec Star’s steelmaking complex in Youngstown, Ohio, according to a March 13 announcement by Youngstown Mayor John McNally.

  • Review of innerspring imports not warranted: CITT Mar 13, 2014

    The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has decided not to initiative an expiration review of imports of mattress innersprings from China because it is not warranted, and as a result the Canada Border Services Agency will no longer impose duties effective Nov. 23.

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