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  • Exide issues layoffs at Calif. smelting facility

    Apr 23, 2014

    Exide Technologies Ltd. will temporarily lay off more than 120 employees at its Vernon, Calif., lead smelting facility after failing to upgrade pollution controls at the facility. More »

  • Winter weather hurts Noranda results

    Apr 23, 2014

    Harsh winter weather and high electricity prices negatively impacted Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s production and raw material costs in the first quarter, plunging the company deep in the red. More »

  • AK considers annealing line for auto steels

    Apr 23, 2014

    AK Steel Corp. is considering investing in or forming a partnership to give it continuous annealing capacity to meet automotive demand for next-generation high-strength steels. More »

  • Augusta weighing Rosemont interest

    Apr 23, 2014

    Augusta Resource Corp. is courting buyers as part of its strategic review process for its Rosemont copper project in Arizona. More »

  • Greenbrier hires rival’s former chief

    Apr 22, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. has hired Jim Cowan, former chief executive officer of a rival rail car builder, to fill a key operating post in what some Wall Street observers believe could be the first step on a path to Greenbrier’s chief executive officer post. More »

  • Voestalpine eyes high-end markets

    Apr 23, 2014

    Voestalpine AG is looking to ramp up its North American presence following its $759-million investment in a 2-million-tonne-per-year HBI and DRI facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. More »

  • AK Steel setting record stainless shipments

    Apr 23, 2014

    AK Steel Corp. is "setting records" with shipments of 400-grade ferritic stainless steels due in part to a strengthening market, according to chairman, president and chief executive officer James L. Wainscott. More »

  • Vale idles production at Copper Cliff mine

    Apr 23, 2014

    Vale SA has idled production at its Copper Cliff mine in Ontario’s Sudbury basin after an April 20 equipment malfunction. More »

  • KAAP operating despite incident

    Apr 23, 2014

    Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC (KAAP) is reportedly still operating despite an “industrial incident” at its Bowling Green, Ky., facility that hospitalized two employees. More »

  • NY town taking legal action against Gershow

    Apr 23, 2014

    Local officials in Riverhead, N.Y., have voted to take legal action against Gershow Recycling Corp. for allegedly violating its scope of business. More »

  • ITC keeps duties on line pipe imports

    Apr 23, 2014

    In a five-year sunset review, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to maintain anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of circular-welded carbon-quality steel line pipe from China. More »

  • Recyclers eye M&A, new streams in growth

    Apr 22, 2014

    Metal recycling companies struggling to find better margins should focus on increasing their recycling streams and consider mergers and acquisitions to drive growth, according to market participants. More »

  • Tampa port gives DJJ OK to Onesteel lease

    Apr 22, 2014

    The Port of Tampa Bay has authorized its president and chief executive officer to execute the port’s consent to a proposed takeover by Trademark Metals Recycling LLC of a lease owned by OneSteel Recycling Inc., subject to review by the port’s chief legal officer. More »

  • Aleris restarts ops at Richmond facility

    Apr 22, 2014

    Aleris International Inc. has restarted operations at its Richmond, Va., aluminum rolled products facility following more than two months of downtime due to a fire-damaged furnace. More »

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Steel

  • ITC keeps duties on line pipe imports

    In a five-year sunset review, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to maintain anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of circular-welded carbon-quality steel line pipe from China.

  • Mexico ‘concerned’ by US rebar dumping duties

    Mexican steel association Canacero is "concerned" about the preliminary anti-dumping duties imposed by the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) on rebar shipments from Mexico.

  • AK Steel setting record stainless shipments

    AK Steel Corp. is "setting records" with shipments of 400-grade ferritic stainless steels due in part to a strengthening market, according to chairman, president and chief executive officer James L. Wainscott.

  • Voestalpine eyes high-end markets

    Voestalpine AG is looking to ramp up its North American presence following its $759-million investment in a 2-million-tonne-per-year HBI and DRI facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • AK considers annealing line for auto steels

    AK Steel Corp. is considering investing in or forming a partnership to give it continuous annealing capacity to meet automotive demand for next-generation high-strength steels.

Scrap

  • Higher titanium scrap prices not flowing downstream: ATI

    Titanium scrap prices have improved recently but the increases have yet to be reflected downstream, according to Allegheny Technologies Inc.’s (ATI’s) top executive.

  • NY town taking legal action against Gershow

    Local officials in Riverhead, N.Y., have voted to take legal action against Gershow Recycling Corp. for allegedly violating its scope of business.

  • Exide issues layoffs at Calif. smelting facility

    Exide Technologies Ltd. will temporarily lay off more than 120 employees at its Vernon, Calif., lead smelting facility after failing to upgrade pollution controls at the facility.

  • Tampa port gives DJJ OK to Onesteel lease

    The Port of Tampa Bay has authorized its president and chief executive officer to execute the port’s consent to a proposed takeover by Trademark Metals Recycling LLC of a lease owned by OneSteel Recycling Inc., subject to review by the port’s chief legal officer.

  • Recyclers eye M&A, new streams in growth

    Metal recycling companies struggling to find better margins should focus on increasing their recycling streams and consider mergers and acquisitions to drive growth, according to market participants.

Nonferrous

  • Higher titanium scrap prices not flowing downstream: ATI

    Titanium scrap prices have improved recently but the increases have yet to be reflected downstream, according to Allegheny Technologies Inc.’s (ATI’s) top executive.

  • KAAP operating despite incident

    Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC (KAAP) is reportedly still operating despite an “industrial incident” at its Bowling Green, Ky., facility that hospitalized two employees.

  • Winter weather hurts Noranda results

    Harsh winter weather and high electricity prices negatively impacted Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s production and raw material costs in the first quarter, plunging the company deep in the red.

  • Augusta weighing Rosemont interest

    Augusta Resource Corp. is courting buyers as part of its strategic review process for its Rosemont copper project in Arizona.

  • Exide issues layoffs at Calif. smelting facility

    Exide Technologies Ltd. will temporarily lay off more than 120 employees at its Vernon, Calif., lead smelting facility after failing to upgrade pollution controls at the facility.

Supply Chain

  • Voestalpine starts output at US auto parts plant

    Voestalpine Group has begun producing high-strength steel auto components at its $70-million Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. subsidiary in Cartersville, Ga.

  • Greenbrier hires rival’s former chief

    Greenbrier Cos. has hired Jim Cowan, former chief executive officer of a rival rail car builder, to fill a key operating post in what some Wall Street observers believe could be the first step on a path to Greenbrier’s chief executive officer post.

  • ATI closing iron casting facility by end of June

    Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) will close its iron castings facility in LaPorte, Ind., by the end of June, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

  • Falling copper prices pinch Mueller's results

    Mueller Industries Inc. saw its first-quarter net income slip 5.7 percent year on year as declining copper prices offset an increase in net sales, the company said April 22.

  • AK Steel unable to aid struggling automakers

    AK Steel Corp. is booked nearly to capacity on coated and cold-rolled steel products and therefore has limited capacity to help automakers facing shutdowns due to steel shortages, the company’s top executive said.

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