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  • GM yet to jump on aluminum bandwagon

    Apr 15, 2014

    General Motors Co. has concerns about durability and corrosion when it comes to potentially increased aluminum use in trucks. More »

  • Steel shipments rise as output falls: MSCI

    Apr 15, 2014

    North American steel service centers’ shipments rose in March as production problems and lingering weather-related logistic disruptions hampered output from mills. More »

  • West Coast tube buyers expecting hike

    Apr 15, 2014

    West Coast buyers of structural steel tubing expect local producers to increase prices soon but are viewing this probability with little enthusiasm in a market where demand has yet to show signs of a significant pickup. More »

  • Silicones producer MPM seeks Chapter 11

    Apr 15, 2014

    Momentive Performance Materials Worldwide Inc. (MPM) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. More »

  • Stainless scrap prices follow LME nickel higher

    Apr 15, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices have continued to rise on the strength of London Metal Exchange nickel prices, with market participants noting strong demand for material but bemoaning tightening margins and potentially steeper discounts. More »

  • Aluminum centers' shipments climb in March

    Apr 15, 2014

    North American service centers’ aluminum shipments spiked in March, although inventory levels were relatively stable. More »

  • Aleris confirms it may sell recycling units

    Apr 15, 2014

    Aleris Corp. confirmed it is evaluating the potential sale of its recycling and specification alloys businesses. More »

  • AK Steel raising stainless items

    Apr 15, 2014

    AK Steel Corp. is raising prices all stainless product prices effective May 4, it said April 15. More »

  • Augusta blasts HudBay’s move to halt trade

    Apr 15, 2014

    Augusta Resource blasted HudBay Minerals’ petition to cease trade in its shareholder rights plan as "a deliberate attempt by HudBay to deny Augusta’s shareholders of their ability to make one of the most critical decisions in respect of their investment in Augusta." More »

  • US raw steel production steps up by 1.3%

    Apr 15, 2014

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,785,000 net tons last week, up 1.3 percent from 1,762,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capacity utilization rate of 74.2 percent. More »

  • EMR takes over Sims' Conn. deep-sea facility

    Apr 15, 2014

    Eastern Metal Recycling Terminals LLC, a subsidiary of U.K. recycler European Metal Recycling Ltd., has taken over a deep-sea facility previously operated by Sims Metal Management Ltd. in New Haven, Conn. More »

  • ExlTube follows Bull Moose price hike

    Apr 15, 2014

    ExlTube Co. has raised prices for all square, rectangular and round hollow structural sections (HSS) and mechanical tubing products by $40 per net ton effective with shipments May 9, it said in an April 15 letter to customers. More »

  • US bulk ferrous scrap export prices inch up

    Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. bulk ferrous scrap export prices inched up around 1 percent this past week as lower freight rates for East Coast and Gulf Coast shippers helped negate a small drop in delivered prices. More »

  • NW Pipe executive exits full-time role

    Apr 15, 2014

    Northwest Pipe Co. executive Gary Stokes has resigned as senior vice president of marketing and sales for the company’s water transmission group. More »

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Steel

  • West Coast tube buyers expecting hike

    West Coast buyers of structural steel tubing expect local producers to increase prices soon but are viewing this probability with little enthusiasm in a market where demand has yet to show signs of a significant pickup.

  • AK Steel raising stainless items

    AK Steel Corp. is raising prices all stainless product prices effective May 4, it said April 15.

  • ExlTube follows Bull Moose price hike

    ExlTube Co. has raised prices for all square, rectangular and round hollow structural sections (HSS) and mechanical tubing products by $40 per net ton effective with shipments May 9, it said in an April 15 letter to customers.

  • NW Pipe executive exits full-time role

    Northwest Pipe Co. executive Gary Stokes has resigned as senior vice president of marketing and sales for the company’s water transmission group.

  • US raw steel production steps up by 1.3%

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,785,000 net tons last week, up 1.3 percent from 1,762,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capacity utilization rate of 74.2 percent.

Scrap

Nonferrous

  • American Manganese acquires silica prospect

    American Manganese Inc. has acquired a high-grade silica prospect near Canal Flats, British Columbia.

  • Court finds against conflict minerals rule

    A panel of three U.S. judges has ruled that a section of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires companies to report their use of "conflict minerals" to the Securities and Exchange Commission is unconstitutional.

  • Augusta blasts HudBay’s move to halt trade

    Augusta Resource blasted HudBay Minerals’ petition to cease trade in its shareholder rights plan as "a deliberate attempt by HudBay to deny Augusta’s shareholders of their ability to make one of the most critical decisions in respect of their investment in Augusta."

  • Silicones producer MPM seeks Chapter 11

    Momentive Performance Materials Worldwide Inc. (MPM) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York.

  • DLA offers ferrochrome for April

    DLA Strategic Materials is offering 3,000 short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome and 2.5 million pounds of low-carbon ferrochrome for April. Bids close the afternoon of April 16.

Supply Chain

  • Future Metals opens 9th facility

    Future Metals LLC, an affiliate of pipe and tubing distributor Marmon/Keystone LLC, has opened its ninth metal service center.

  • Steel shipments rise as output falls: MSCI

    North American steel service centers’ shipments rose in March as production problems and lingering weather-related logistic disruptions hampered output from mills.

  • Aluminum centers' shipments climb in March

    North American service centers’ aluminum shipments spiked in March, although inventory levels were relatively stable.

  • GM yet to jump on aluminum bandwagon

    General Motors Co. has concerns about durability and corrosion when it comes to potentially increased aluminum use in trucks.

  • Worthington appointment targets mergers

    Worthington Industries Inc. has hired Joe Hayek as vice president of mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate development, "a newly created position focused on identifying and acquiring new businesses," it said in a statement April 14.

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