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AIIS: U.S. Steel Imports Fell 2% in December

04 Mar 2015 - Steel imports declined slightly in December, marking the second straight monthly decrease, the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) reported.

MMK Increases Steel Shipments to Shipbuilders

04 Mar 2015 - Russia's OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) supplied 78,000 metric tons of metal products to shipbuilders in 2014, which represents a 37.2% growth y-o-y.

Harsco Acquires Transportation Safety Products Provider Protran Technology

03 Mar 2015 - Harsco Corporation has acquired Protran Technology, a New Jersey-based leader in the design and production of safety systems for transportation and industrial applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

SSINA, USW Urge Exclusion of Japan from TPP Negotiations

03 Mar 2015 - The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) and the United Steelworkers (USW) have sent the letter below to U.S. Trade Representative Michael B. Froman.

Zhejiang Kingland Puts Spiral Pipe Plant from PWS into Operation

03 Mar 2015 - Zhejiang Kingland Pipe Industry, based in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, has successfully commissioned a spiral pipe plant supplied by PWS.

MSCI: Service Centers Shipments Lower in January 2015

03 Mar 2015 - U.S. shipments of both steel and aluminum decreased from levels a year ago in January 2015, according to the latest report from the Metals Service Center Institute. Canadian results were similar.

Alpha Natural Resources Subsidiaries Downsizing West Virginia Mining Operations

03 Mar 2015 - Two operating affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources Inc. have notified their employees that certain West Virginia coal mines are being idled due to sustained weak market conditions and federal government regulations that have challenged the entire Central Appalachian mining industry.

Reliance Steel Announces Executive Leadership Succession Plan

02 Mar 2015 - Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced that the company's Board of Directors has approved an executive leadership succession plan consistent with the company's growth strategy and focus on operational execution.

Alacero: 2014 Latin America Steel Production Fell While Imports Rose

02 Mar 2015 - End of the year figures show that the Latin American steel market did not grow during 2014, impacted by the global and regional economic deceleration, said Latin America’s steel association Alacero.

Gerdau’s New Structural Steel Mill in Mexico Starting Up Operations

02 Mar 2015 - With the start of steel production scheduled for the first quarter of 2015, the melt shop of Gerdau's new steel mill in Mexico is in its final testing period.

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