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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.

Red Bud to Provide Multi-Blanking Line to Magic Coil Products

02 Mar 2015 - Magic Coil Products LLC of Butler, Ind., recently ordered a Red Bud Industries’ precision multi-blanking line.

Insteel Industries Announces Consolidation of PC Strand Facilities

02 Mar 2015 - Insteel Industries Inc. will be closing its prestressed concrete strand (PC strand) facility in Newnan, Ga., and moving the manufacturing to its other three PC strand production facilities located in Gallatin, Tenn.; Houston, Texas; and Sanderson, Fla. The Newnan facility was acquired from American Spring Wire Corporation in August 2014.

ArcelorMittal USA Idling Indiana Harbor Long Carbon Facility

27 Feb 2015 - ArcelorMittal will idle its Indiana Harbor Long Carbon (IHLC) facility beginning with the electric arc furnace on 1 March 2015, followed by the rolling mill operation in Q2 2015, pending customer requirements.

Terex Material Handling Unveils Innovative Demag Crane Design

27 Feb 2015 - Terex Material Handling has launched the Demag V-type crane design, a revolutionary crane that sets a new industry standard and weighs up to 17% less than comparable box-section profile girders.

PwC US: Metals Industry Saw Uptick in M&A Activity in Q4 2014

27 Feb 2015 - The metals sector recorded a significant increase in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity during the fourth quarter of 2014, but the year overall saw a decline in deal value compared to 2013, according to Forging Ahead, a quarterly analysis of the global deal activity in the metals industry by PwC US.

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