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  • Great Lakes shipping delays seen continuing Apr 10, 2014

    Shipments of iron ore and coal on the Great Lakes will likely remain delayed in April due to fallout from severe winter weather, Glen G. Nekvasil, vice president of the Lake Carriers’ Association, told AMM.

  • House judiciary chairman rips CFTC, LME Apr 10, 2014

    U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) ripped the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the London Metal Exchange for what he said was a "slow" response to long waits for aluminum at exchange-listed warehouses.

  • Wheatland Tube signs up sales partner Apr 09, 2014

    New Century Sales Inc. will represent Wheatland Tube Co.’s electrical conduit, elbows, couplings and nipple electrical products in northern, central and south-central Indiana.

  • Brass mill imports, exports rise in Feb. Apr 09, 2014

    U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in February compared with the same month last year, according to the latest statistics from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • Alcoa bullish on aero, auto demand Apr 09, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. doesn’t expect cyclicality in the aerospace market for the next decade and is more concerned with having enough capacity to meet automotive demand than about overcapacity.

  • Boeing to stop C-17 output ahead of schedule Apr 08, 2014

    Boeing Co. is ending output of the C-17 Globemaster III earlier than originally planned, cutting off production of one of the largest per-plane consumers of aerospace aluminum and titanium.

  • China asks WTO to set up dispute panel on US dumping cases Apr 07, 2014

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been asked by China to set up a dispute settlement panel to consider the U.S. application of “targeted dumping” and the use of “zeroing” in anti-dumping proceedings involving a number of imported products.

  • ITC expedites anti-dumping review on graphite electrodes Apr 07, 2014

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to expedite its five-year anti-dumping duty administrative review on imports of small-diameter graphite electrodes from China to determine whether revoking the order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury.

  • Commerce sets dumping margins on steel nail imports Apr 07, 2014

    In the final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review on imports of steel nails from China from Aug. 1, 2011, to July 31, 2012, the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued weighted-average dumping margins ranging from 3.92 to 41.91 percent for individual companies and a China-wide rate of 118.04 percent.

  • Greenbrier to double tank car capacity Apr 07, 2014

    Greenbrier Cos. plans to double its capacity to manufacture rail tank cars in the next 18 months.

  • Electralloy marine casting certified Apr 04, 2014

    Specialty and stainless steel melter Electralloy has received certification from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to produce steel castings for marine applications, the company said April 3.

  • TMK Ipsco inks OCTG deal with Sooner Apr 03, 2014

    TMK Ipsco, the North American subsidiary of Russian pipemaker OAO TMK, has signed a full-line distribution agreement for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) with Sooner Pipe LLC.

  • Novelis to fight for scrap, step up investments Apr 02, 2014

    Novelis Inc. is prepared to compete hard for scrap to meet its recycled content goals and increased automotive demand, a company executive said.

  • Cheniere unit signs 20-year LNG export deal Apr 02, 2014

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc., has signed a 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement with Spanish energy firm Endesa Generacion SA.

  • Battle is on to grab auto market share Apr 02, 2014

    Aluminum has great growth opportunities in the automotive sector, but the light metal faces stiff competition from new high-strength steels and composites, according to one industry expert.

  • TW Metals promotes two execs Apr 01, 2014

    TW Metals Inc. has promoted Rosemary Smith to commodity manager for flat-rolled and aerospace extrusions and Norwin Lilly to branch manager for the company’s Cincinnati and Charleston, W.Va., locations, the company said April 1.

  • Southwire to shut down seven facilities Mar 31, 2014

    Southwire Co. will close three production facilities and four distribution locations as part of consolidation efforts following its $786-million acquisition of electrical wire and cable manufacturer Coleman Cable Inc., a Southwire spokesman told AMM.

  • ClarkDietrich buys Trakloc system, expands offerings Mar 28, 2014

    ClarkWestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC has purchased the machinery, equipment and intellectual property necessary to produce the Trakloc cold-formed steel framing system.

  • BMW plans $1B investment at SC plant Mar 28, 2014

    BMW AG executives announced plans March 28 to invest $1 billion between 2014 and 2016 in the luxury automaker’s Spartanburg, S.C., plant.

  • Kobe Steel wins A350 titanium landing gear role Mar 28, 2014

    Kobe Steel Ltd. will supply titanium forgings to the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty unit of France’s Safran SA for the main landing gear of Airbus SAS’ A350 XWB (extra wide body) airliner.

  • Businesses should invest now: US economist Mar 28, 2014

    Metal businesses should ignore negative depictions of the current U.S. economy and expand, Copper and Brass Servicenter Association head economist Alan Beaulieu said.

  • Worthington to buy oil tank maker Mar 28, 2014

    Worthington Industries Inc. has agreed to acquire the oilfield storage tank manufacturing division of Steffes Corp. in Dickinson, N.D., the company said in a statement March 28.

  • Alcoa rolls out lighter, more efficient wheel Mar 28, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has introduced a lighter heavy-duty truck wheel that the company said could help fleets reduce freight costs and fuel consumption.

  • CBSA taps Farmer as president Mar 28, 2014

    Farmer’s Copper Ltd. co-president Richard Farmer has been elected president of the Copper & Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA), taking over from Scioto Metals Inc. president Scott F. Immell.

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