Supply Chain

  • Steel bar maker, steel distributor file lawsuits Dec 31, 2012

    A steel bar mill in Ohio and a service center in Nevada have filed separate breach-of-contract complaints in federal courts.

  • Former Latrobe chief heads new firm Dec 31, 2012

    A former president and chief executive officer of alloy and tool steel maker Latrobe Specialty Metals Inc., Christopher DiSantis, will head newly established H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co., a holding company that will specialize in the manufacture of heavy-duty, precision-engineered industrial components.

  • Former RG workers start up logistics operation Dec 31, 2012

    MoveTran LLC, founded by former RG Steel LLC employees, is launching a transloading and logistical services operation in a high-end steel warehouse.

  • Mississippi River navigation halt looms Dec 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released water again late last week from Carlyle Lake, a reservoir along the Kaskaskia River near St. Louis, to support the continuation of navigation on the Mississippi River.

  • Boeing contract raises Ducommun's 787 role Dec 31, 2012

    A contract to produce titanium components and subassemblies for the 787 Dreamliner is raising Ducommun Inc.’s role on the Boeing Co. airliner.

  • Icahn sells most of Greenbrier stake Dec 28, 2012

    Carl Icahn has thrown in the towel on his bid to create the largest North American rail car builder, unloading most of his stock in Greenbrier Cos.

  • Amid stalled pipeline projects, trains chug on Dec 28, 2012

    When it comes to new shale oil plays, rail is increasingly moving in on territory long dominated by pipelines.

  • Aluminum plate sector said facing supply glut Dec 28, 2012

    Excess capacity is likely to act as a major restraint on the market for 6061 aluminum plate in 2013, according to a number of service centers active in the market.

  • Port strike averted as sides agree to extension Dec 28, 2012

    An imminent strike by about 15,000 members of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) at 14 major East and Gulf coast ports has been temporarily averted.

  • Copper brake restriction may be new normal Dec 28, 2012

    A Washington state law set to take effect Jan. 1 will restrict copper usage in automobile brake pads and likely affect copper and brake manufacturing across the country, industry leaders said.

  • Trucking regulations worry ferroalloys market Dec 28, 2012

    New trucking regulations scheduled to come into effect in 2013 have some ferroalloys market participants concerned about logistics.

  • Dredging inaction disappoints US port execs Dec 28, 2012

    Executives at major metal-handling ports are disappointed that language in the most recent transportation bill has not translated into more money spent on maintaining the nation’s waterways.

  • Trade group seeks funding to dredge Great Lakes ports Dec 28, 2012

    Shippers and vessel operators on the Great Lakes are taking a financial hit because of an inability to carry full loads due to insufficient port depths that don’t allow for vessels’ full drafts, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

  • Blanks producer Shiloh logs gain in fiscal ’12 Dec 27, 2012

    Automotive steel blanks manufacturer Shiloh Industries Inc. reported strong gains in quarterly and annual profits as the light vehicle sector continued to rebound.

  • No deal yet as 14-port strike deadline looms Dec 27, 2012

    The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) are continuing labor contract negotiations with just days to avert a strike that would affect containerized cargo along the East and Gulf coasts.

  • Service centers facing tough times: Goldenberg Dec 27, 2012

    Service centers have been plagued by thin margins and low volumes in the second half of 2012, and there’s little on the horizon to suggest that will change in 2013, a service center executive told AMM.

  • Struggling steel traders hope demand improves Dec 27, 2012

    Steel traders hope that demand will pick up with more market certainty in the second half of 2013.

  • Samuel buys plate processor Frontier Steel Co. Dec 27, 2012

    Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. has acquired plate processor Frontier Steel Co.

  • 'Sticky' gas pedal settlement will cost Toyota $1.1B Dec 27, 2012

    Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to settle class-action lawsuits alleging that certain models had a "sticky" gas pedal that resulted in unintentional acceleration.

  • Reliance scaling back Chatham's Ohio facility Dec 27, 2012

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. is scaling back operations at its Chatham Steel Corp. division’s Ohio facility.

  • Lisa Jackson quitting EPA leadership Dec 27, 2012

    Lisa P. Jackson has announced plans to step down as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following President Obama’s State of the Union address in January.

  • Don’t expect many M&As in 2013, says GE Capital exec Dec 27, 2012

    The metals industry is ripe for consolidation, but 2013 will not likely be the "breakthrough" year for merger and acquisition activity, according to an executive in GE Capital’s corporate finance division.

  • New Year's holiday notice Dec 27, 2012

    AMM’s offices will be closed Jan. 1 for the New Year holiday, and no issue will be published on Jan. 2. The London Metal Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange also will be closed Jan. 1.

  • Klöckner set to exit all Eastern Europe assets Dec 21, 2012

    Klöckner & Co. SE plans to sell its remaining operations in Eastern Europe to local competitors by the end of the first quarter.

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