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Sept. 3, 2014 SMS Acquires Indiana Shredding Operation   Scrap Metal Services, LLC, Chicago, has acquired the auto shredding operation of 36...

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Sept. 3, 2014 AWMI Chicago Hosts Industry Dinner   The Chicago Chapter of the Association of Women in the Metal Industries will host its 31s...

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Sept. 3, 2014 PMI Hits Highest Mark Since 2011   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive m...

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Sept. 3, 2014 Red Metals Shipments Increase in July   Copper and brass distributors shipped more products in July than in the same month las...

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Sept. 3, 2014 Plymouth Tube to Close Wisconsin Facility   Plymouth Tube Co. plans to close its East Troy, Wis., CWA plant. The company's oth...

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Sept. 3, 2014 Operational Issues Slow Aleris   Aluminum maker Aleris Corp., Cleveland, reported a net loss of $17 million during the second ...

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Sept. 3, 2014 New Facility Transforms Alro's Charlotte Operation   Customers will have a chance to see a very different Alro by attending an...

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Sept. 3, 2014 Specialty Metals Buys Thomson Assets   Toll processor Specialty Metals Processing Inc. has purchased the equipment of Thomson ...

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Sept. 3, 2014 ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Introduces Customer Portal   ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc., Southfield, Mich., has launched a new c...

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Sept. 3, 2014 Industry Welcomes ITC Ruling on OCTG Imports   Last month's ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission won't eliminate ...

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Aug. 20, 2014 No. 1 Ranking Has a Nice Ring to Reliance   Reliance Steel and Aluminum's senior management team is set to ring the closing be...

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Aug. 20, 2014 People on the Move   Continental Alloys & Services, Houston, has named Randy Zajicek as its president. Zajicek joined Cont...

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Aug. 20, 2014 Steel Mill Shipments Above 2013   U.S. steel mills shipped 8.3 million tons of steel in June, down 1.3 percent from the previ...

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Aug. 20, 2014 Red Metal Imports, Exports Climb in June   U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in June compared with the...

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Aug. 20, 2014 Service Center Shipments Grow in July   Service center shipments of both steel and aluminum continued their upward path in Ju...

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Aug. 20, 2014 Heidtman to Open East Chicago Plant Soon   Heidtman Steel plans to begin production at its new slitting facility in East Chica...

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Aug. 20, 2014 Olympic Sets Quarterly Sales Record   Olympic Steel Inc. reported net sales of $386.0 million in the second quarter, a quarter...

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Aug. 20, 2014 Russel's Earnings Improve in 2Q   Russel Metals, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, reported second-quarter earnings of $31 million, ...

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Aug. 20, 2014 Ryerson Goes Public with IPO of 11 Million Shares   Chicago-based Ryerson has once again become a public company with an initi...

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Aug. 7, 2014 Steel Imports Up Sharply in First Half   For the first six months of 2014, total U.S. steel imports hit 20.9 million net tons, ...

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Aug. 7, 2014 TimkenSteel Plans Additional Heat-Treat Capacity   TimkenSteel Corp., Canton, Ohio, plans to open an additional continuous heat...

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Aug. 7, 2014 U.S Steel Reports 2Q Loss   United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, reported a net loss of $18 million in the second quarter, an...

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Aug. 7, 2014 UPM Adds Nickel Plate, Equipment in Houston   United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has increased its inventory of nickel ...

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Aug. 7, 2014 Samuel Opens New Facility in Georgia   Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, has opened a new, larger facility in ...

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Aug. 7, 2014 Reliance Hits Sales Record   Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, reported record net sales of $2.62 billion in the ...

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Aug. 7, 2014 Big River Steel Lays Out Big Plans   Big River Steel, the latest project of steel industry pioneer John Correnti, will finally ...

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Aug. 7, 2014 PMI Hits Highest Mark Since April 2011   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutiv...

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Aug. 7, 2014 Disconnect Between PMI and Reality?   Each month, the PMI from the Institute for Supply Management is one of the economy's most...

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Aug. 7, 2014 A.M. Castle Reports Difficult Second Quarter   A.M. Castle & Co., Oak Brook, Ill., reported a net loss of $72.3 million dur...

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July 23, 2014 People on the Move   Todd Deffenbaugh has joined O'Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., as vice president, corporate controller...

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July 23, 2014 Brass Imports Up, Exports Down in May   U.S. imports of brass mill products increased in May, compared to May 2013, while exp...

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July 23, 2014 Service Center Shipments Grow in June   Service center shipments of both steel and aluminum jumped considerably in June in bo...

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July 23, 2014 Farwest Moves into New Facility in Washington   Farwest Steel Corp. has moved into a new 58,000-square-foot facility in Moses ...

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July 23, 2014 ATI Reduces Quarterly Loss   Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, reported a net loss of $3.8 million during the company'...

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July 23, 2014   AK Steel to Buy Severstal Dearborn AK Steel, West Chester, Pa., has agreed to acquire Severstal North America's integrated s...

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July 23, 2014 SDI Reports More Profitable Second Quarter   Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., reported second-quarter 2014 net income of...

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July 23, 2014 Steel Dynamics Acquires Severstal Columbus Steel Dynamics, Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has agreed to purchase Severstal's Columbus, M...

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July 23, 2014 Lichtenstein: Mill Megadeals a Thing of the Past?   Consolidation of the steel industry is undergoing a strategic shift. Out i...

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July 9, 2014 Son Honors Father with Touching, Fiery Sendoff There was no ceremony, no pomp and circumstance, just a quiet moment between father ...

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July 9, 2014 Obituary: Daniel Zecca   Daniel Zecca, 62, general manager of Kloeckner Metals' Chicago Division, died July 2 after an 18-month...

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June 9, 2014 PMI Stays Above 55 Percent in June   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive m...

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July 9, 2014 Pennsylvania Steel Adds Warehouses, People   Pennsylvania Steel Co. Inc., Bensalem, Pa., has made equipment and facility expans...

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July 9, 2014   Timken Completes Spinoff of Steel Business   The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has completed the spinoff of TimkenSteel Corp...

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July 9, 2014 Big River Lands Financing for $1.3 Billion Mill   Big River Steel LLC has completed the financing necessary to construct its ne...

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July 9, 2014 Steel Tech, Diez Group Form Venture   The Diez Group and Steel Technologies have formed a joint venture operating as Delaco Kas...

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July 9, 2014 Gives Us Your Feedback for the Mid-Year Service Center Report   Metal Center News is preparing a report on the state of the ind...

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July 9, 2014 Varsteel Makes Two Acquisitions   Canadian service center company Varsteel Ltd. has made two acquisitions. The steel pipe and t...

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July 9, 2014 Worthington Reports Profitable Fiscal Year Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, reported net earnings of $151.3 million for...

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June 25, 2014 Outokumpu Makes Changes to Operations, Leadership   Finnish steelmaker Outokumpu has announced changes in its operational mode...

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June 25, 2014 Castle Plans Another $7 Million in Cuts   A.M. Castle, which launched an aggressive reorganization campaign in 2013, has annou...

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June 25, 2014 Could a Mill Supply Both Steel and Aluminum?   Why couldn't a mill make both steel and aluminum? As both materials fight for t...

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June 25, 2014 Obituary: Robert J. Brookes, Sr.   Robert J. Brookes, Sr., chairman of E. Jordan Brookes Co., Inc., and past president of the ...

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June 25, 2014 April Brass Mill Imports Up, Exports Down   U.S. imports of brass mill products increased in April compared with the correspon...

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June 25, 2014 World Crude Steel Production Up in May   Crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the Brussels-based World Ste...

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June 25, 2014 U.S. Steel, Aluminum Shipments Up Through May   U.S. shipments of metal products remained ahead of the 2013 pace, while Canadi...

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June 25, 2014 SSAB Explores Iowa Expansion   SSAB is looking to expand its steel mill in Montpelier, Iowa. The potential expansion would inc...

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June 25, 2014 Samuel Opens China Aerospace Facility The aerospace metals division of Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., has opened a new facility i...

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June 11, 2014 Manufacturing Expands for 12th Straight Month   The manufacturing sector has been expanding for a full year, as the PMI for ...

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June 11, 2014 U.S. Steel Shipments Dip in April   The U.S. shipped 8.2 million tons of steel in April, down 1.2 percent from the previous mo...

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June 11, 2014 Ducker Forecasts Pickup in Aluminum-Body Trucks   By 2025, more than 75 percent of all new pickup trucks produced in North Ame...

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June 11, 2014 Timken Tabs New President to Replace Retiring Griffith   Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has named Richard G. Kyle as president and ...

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June 11, 2014 Alcoa Expansion Targets Aerospace   Alcoa has broken ground on a new $100 million aerospace expansion in LaPorte, Ind. The f...

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June 11, 2014 U.S. Steel Idling Two Tubular Facilities   U.S. Steel Corp. will idle its tubular manufacturing facilities in McKeesport, Pa.,...

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June 11, 2014 Samuel Expanding in Winnipeg   Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., will invest more than $16 million in an expansion project at its Wi...

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June 11, 2014 Paper or Pixels? It's Your Choice   Like the clerk in the supermarket checkout line, Metal Center News now gives you a choice ...

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May 28, 2014 People on the Move   Nucor, Charlotte, N.C., has promoted Chad Utermark, vice president and general manager of Nucor-Yamato Ste...

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May 28, 2014 Copper Shipments Still Up, Alloy Shipments Down   The early-2014 trend of increasing copper shipments and declining alloy shipm...

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May 28, 2014 Global Steel Production Up 1.7 Percent in April   World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Stee...

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May 28, 2014 U.S. Steel, Aluminum Shipments Climb in April   The U.S. continued to rebound from the bumpy start to 2014 with shipments of bo...

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May 28, 2014 Report: Steel Imports Threaten Up to Half-Million U.S. Jobs   The United States economy is seriously threatened by steel import...

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May 28, 2014 Nelson, Butech Partner on Pickle Line at Fulton County   Nelson Steel Consulting & Technology Group has partnered with Butc...

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May 28, 2014 Aleris Sees Loss in First Quarter   Cleveland-based Aleris reported a net loss of $18 million in its first quarter, a reversal ...

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May 28, 2014 Novelis: Net Income Declines in 'Transitional Year'   Novelis, the Atlanta-based aluminum maker, reported net income of $54 mil...

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May 28, 2014 Next Generation Service Center Employee is on the Way In the May and June issues of Metal Center News, we report on the challenges ...

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May 14, 2014 People on the Move American Piping Products, St. Louis, Mo., has promoted three key executives. Kevin Koehler, who has served as ex...

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May 14, 2014 Commerce Finds Seven Guilty of GOES Dumping The U.S. Department of Commerce announced a preliminary determination that imports of g...

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May 14, 2014 Steel Shipments Up 1.2 Percent for the Year U.S. steel mills shipped 8.3 million tons of steel in March, a 9.4 percent increase fro...

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May 14, 2014 PMI Increases in April to 54.9 Percent Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 11th consecutive mon...

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May 14, 2014 Metal Roofs Find Home in Residential Market More than seven million homeowners in North America must replace their worn-out asphalt...

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May 14, 2014 Red Bud to Host Coil Processing Seminar Red Bud Industries is hosting a coil processing seminar on May 20 at the Crowne Plaza Hamil...

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May 14, 2014 GBC Sees Solid First Quarter Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., reported net income of $9.7 million on net s...

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May 14, 2014 Olympic's Quarterly Sales Up 2.6 Percent Olympic Steel Inc., Cleveland, reported net income of $2.8 million on sales of $346.9 mill...

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May 14, 2014 Russel Reports Strong First Quarter Russel Metals Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, reported first-quarter earnings of $29 million on rev...

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May 14, 2014 Mill Steel Expands in Jeffersonville Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., is expanding its footprint to include a new 225,000-squar...

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May 14, 2014 Hiring Vets is Part of Klein's Mission Hiring military veterans is a popular cause these days, as downsizing by the Department of D...

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April 30, 2014 Steel, Aluminum Shipments Rebound in March North American service centers rebounded from the rough winter with increased shipment...

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April 30, 2014 Metals M&A at Lowest Level Since 2008 Merger and acquisition activity in the global metals sector slowed significantly in the...

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April 30, 2014 AISI Supports Infrastructure Week 2014 The American Iron and Steel Institute has joined with several other organizations to parti...

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April 30, 2014 Hypertherm Intros Cutting Blog Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, has launched ...

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April 30, 2014   Concast to Increase Lead-Free Offerings Concast Metal Products Co., Mars, Pa., will increase its standard-stocked items of ...

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April 30, 2014 U.S. Steel Reports Profitable First Quarter United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, reported net income of $52 million in the firs...

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April 30, 2014 A.M. Castle Reports Loss in First Quarter   A.M. Castle reported a net loss of $16.0 million during the first quarter, a 50...

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April 30, 2014   Steel Technologies Acquires Stripco Steel Technologies LLC, Louisville, Ky., has agreed to purchase Stripco, a steel proces...

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April 30, 2014 Service Centers Welcome Returning Vets   Service centers have long relied on colleges, trade schools and competitors for t...

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April 16, 2014 Beaulieu: Economy's 'In a Really Good Place'   "The U.S. is in a really good place right now. Be willing to spend money on yo...

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April 16, 2014 People on the Move... Norwin Lilly has been promoted to branch manager at TW Metals' Charleston, S.C., and Cincinnati locations. ...

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April 16, 2014 Brass Mill Imports, Exports Climb in February Both imports and exports of brass mill products increased in February compared to t...

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April 16, 2014   Most Trends Positive for Continued Auto Growth Automotive has been the primary driver of North American steel consumption i...

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April 16, 2014 Capacity Reduction Costs Lead to Quarterly Loss for Alcoa   New York-based Alcoa reported a net loss of $178 million in the f...

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April 16, 2014   Wheatland to Upgrade Pennsylvania Plant   Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, has launched a revital...

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April 16, 2014   Future Metals Opens Dayton Location Specialty metals distributor Future Metals has opened its ninth service center in Dayt...

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April 16, 2014 Head Promoted to President of O'Neal Industries   Holman Head, formerly the president and CEO of O'Neal Steel, has been promo...

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April 16, 2014 U.S. Steel Shipments Dip in February U.S. steel mills shipped 7.6 million net tons of steel in February, down 3.6 percent from th...

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April 2, 2014 PMI Expands Again in March   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 10th consecutive month...

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April 2, 2014   Mill Execs Plead Steel's Case to Congress Speaking before the Congressional Steel Caucus in late March, chief executives fro...

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April 2, 2014 LME's Warehouse Regulations Halted by Judge's Ruling   A claim by Russian steelmaker UC Rusal against the London Metal Exchang...

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April 2, 2014 New Star Acquires Material Sciences   New Star Metals, Burr Ridge, Ill., has acquired Material Sciences Corp., a global manufa...

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April 2, 2014 TKMNA Opens Birmingham Processing Facility   ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. has opened a 100,000-square-foot carbon, stainless...

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April 2, 2014 Reliance Loses Antitrust Suit   A Houston jury has found that Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. and its Chapel Steel Corp. sub...

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April 2, 2014 Worthington Sees Sales, Earnings Growth in Third Quarter   Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, reported net earnings...

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April 2, 2014 Northwest Pipe Sells OCTG Business to Centric Pipe   Centric Pipe LLC, an affiliate of Dallas-based SB International Inc., ha...

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April 2, 2014 Good-bye CRU-Minus Pricing, Hello Uncertainty   Changes in the way steel is priced have brought a new level of uncertainty to ...

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March 19, 2014 Brass Mill Imports Increase, Exports Decline in January   U.S. imports of brass mill products climbed in January, while expor...

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March 19, 2014 U.S. Steel Mill Shipments Up in January   U.S. mills shipped 7.9 million tons of steel in January, a 3.4 increase from the pr...

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March 19, 2014 Introducing MCNDigital   Metal Center News is turning the page on a new chapter: MCNDigital. Subscribers can now read the mag...

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March 19, 2014 ITC Finds Injury from Wire Rod Imports   The U.S. International Trade Commission made a unanimous preliminary determination t...

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March 19, 2014 Venture to Build Pipe Threading Mill in Ohio   VAM USA LLC will construct an $81 million pipe threading mill in Youngstown, O...

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March 19, 2014 2013 a Strong Year for Stainless Production   Global stainless steel melt shop production increased by 7.8 percent to 38.1 mi...

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March 19, 2014 MSCI: Shipments Mixed in February   Service center shipments of steel products in February were flat in the United States and...

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March 19, 2014 Novelis has 2020 Vision on Sustainability   When Novelis launched its sustainability campaign in 2011, it set some high marks...

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March 19, 2014 Aleris Reports Loss for 2013   Cleveland-based aluminum maker Aleris reported a net loss of $37.1 million in 2013, a sharp de...

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March 5, 2014 Jones to Retire from O'Neal Industries   O'Neal Industries Vice Chairman Bill Jones will retire at the end of June. Jones has ...

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March 5, 2014 Red Metal Shipments Down in January Red metal shipments declined in January compared to the same month last year, reports the Copp...

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March 5, 2014 Winter Weather Chills Housing Starts Due largely to unusually severe weather across much of the nation, housing starts fell 16 pe...

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March 5, 2014 Commerce Keeps Duties on Pipe from China The U.S. Department of Commerce will maintain antidumping and countervailing duties on Ch...

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March 5, 2014 PMI Jumps to 53.2 Percent in February Economic activity in the manufacturing sector bounced back in February to show growth for th...

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March 5, 2014 Scrap Metal Services Acquires Auto Yards Scrap Metal Services, Chicago, has formed a new division, SMS Paul's Auto Yard, as a resu...

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March 5, 2014 Tejas Tubular to Build Facility in Nebraska Tejas Tubular will expand in the Midwest with the construction of a new 350,000-square...

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March 5, 2014 Steel Technologies de Mexico Adds Five Processing Lines Steel Technologies de Mexico has added five new Red Bud Industries' proces...

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March 5, 2014 Yarde Takes Over Trident Location Yarde Metals Inc., Southington, Conn., has assumed the operations and commercial activity of th...

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March 5, 2014 Olympic Reports Profitable 2013 Olympic Steel Inc., Cleveland, reported net income of $7.6 million for full-year 2013, more than t...

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Feb. 19, 2014 Copper's Antimicrobial Campaign Sees Slow Progress Copper's benefits have long been known in the industrial and commercial world, ...

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Feb. 19, 2014 Brass Mill Imports, Exports Increase in 2013 U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products both increased in 2013, compared to the p...

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Feb. 19, 2014 Service Center Shipments of Steel, Aluminum Up in First Quarter   Despite inclement weather across the United States and Canad...

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Feb. 19, 2014 TimkenSteel One Step Closer The Timken Company, Canton, Ohio, has filed paperwork with the SEC, moving forward with its plan to sp...

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Feb. 19, 2014 ArcelorMittal Sees Progress in a Tough Year   Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, reported a...

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Feb. 19, 2014 Aleris Acquires Nichols in Aluminum Merger   Aleris, the Cleveland-based aluminum maker, has agreed to acquire Nichols Aluminu...

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Feb. 19, 2014 Spatafore Retiring from Marmon/Keystone   After 46 years in the steel industry, J.T. "Tim" Spatafore will retire as president ...

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Feb. 19, 2014 Churchill Steel Sets Up Shop in Former Oliver Plate Facility Twinsburg, Ohio, is home to a new steel plate startup with roots that...

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Feb. 19, 2014 FerrouSouth Claims New Flatness Crown   FerrouSouth has installed a new Herr-Voss three-roll pre-flattener on the front end of...

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Feb. 5, 2014 World Steel Production Hits 1.6 Billion Tons   World crude steel production reached 1.6 billion tons in 2013, up 3.5 percent c...

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Feb. 5, 2014 Weather Takes a Toll on PMI   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the eighth consecutive m...

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Feb. 5, 2014 Study: Aluminum's Energy Use, Carbon Footprint Declining   Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary a...

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Feb. 5, 2014 Timken Profits Show Decline The Timken Company, Canton, Ohio, reported net income of $262.7 million in 2013, well behind the $495....

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Feb. 5, 2014 Alcoa Closing Potlines at Massena East Alcoa will permanently close the remaining two potlines at its Massena East smelter in New Y...

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Feb. 5, 2014 Constellium, Tri-Arrows Plan Auto Joint Venture   French aluminum company Constellium and Louisville, Ky.-based Tri-Arrows Alum...

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Feb. 5, 2014 Leeco to Open Tampa Facility   Leeco Steel will expand again with a new sales and distribution center in Tampa, Fla., to be ful...

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Feb. 5, 2014 Red Metal Shipments Finish 2013 Down 1.7 Percent   Total warehouse shipments of red metals declined 1.7 percent in 2013, accord...

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Jan. 22, 2014 Steel Exports Down in November   Steel exports declined in November by 17.1 percent compared to October, according to governme...

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Jan. 22, 2014 MSCI Reports Strong End to 2013   Thanks to a strong finish, steel shipments by U.S. service centers saw a slight increase in...

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Jan. 22, 2014 Private Group Acquires Theis Precision Steel   Private investment group TPS Acquisition LLC has acquired the assets of Theis P...

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Jan. 22, 2014 Alcoa's Loss Belies Performance   Alcoa, New York, reported a net loss of $2.3 billion for both the fourth quarter and the ful...

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Jan. 22, 2014 TCI to Sell Blanks Via Print, Online Catalog TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, Calif., has reached an agreement with Global Equipme...

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Jan. 22, 2014 Kelly Pipe to Relocate Chicago Operations   Pipe distributor Kelly Pipe plans to relocate its Chicago-area operation to a la...

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Jan. 22, 2014 Leeco to Open Houston Distribution Center   Leeco Steel, a supplier of carbon, HSLA, heat-treated and alloy plate steel, has p...

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Jan. 22, 2014 Cargill to Build Denver Processing Facility   Cargill plans to begin construction soon on its eighth steel processing facili...

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Jan. 8, 2014 ISM's PMI Closes Year at Strong 57 Percent   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the seventh...

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Jan. 8, 2014 U.S. Steel Imports Decline in November   The United States imported 2.6 million tons of steel in November, down 16.7 percent fr...

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Jan. 8, 2014 New-Home Production Tops 1 Million   Led by a solid increase in both single-family and multifamily starts, nationwide housing p...

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Jan. 8, 2014 Indonesian Ban May Boost Nickel Prices in 2014   Events in Indonesia are clouding the picture for nickel heading into 2014, say...

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Jan. 8, 2014 Management Changes at Alro Steel   Alro Steel Corp., Jackson, Mich., has made several management changes, including the promoti...

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Jan. 8, 2014 Obituary: Former O’Neal Steel President Jim Wall   James T. Wall, former president of Birmingham, Ala.-based O'Neal Steel...

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Jan. 8, 2014 ASD Names Barnett Steel Man of the Year   Jim Barnett, president of Grand Steel Products, Wixom, Mich., has been named the Stee...

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Jan. 8, 2014 Majestic Acquires Houston's Flatrolled Steel   Majestic Steel USA, a Cleveland-based flat-rolled specialist, has acquired the b...

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Jan. 8, 2014   Samuel Opens Chicago Location Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., has opened a new 65,000-square-foot service center in Chicago. The...

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Jan. 8, 2014 Kuehl: Expect More of the Same for American Economy in 2014   Hopes that 2014 will see major improvement on the lackluster 2013...

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Dec. 18, 2013 Analyst: Private Equity Flush with Cash and Looking to Spend   The arrival of the 2013 New Year, and the higher capital gains ...

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Dec. 18, 2013 Analyst: Private Equity Flush with Cash and Looking to Spend   The arrival of the 2013 New Year, and the higher capital gains ...

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Dec. 18, 2013 People on the Move   Michael Hoffman, vice chairman of Kloeckner Metals and the Metal Center News 2011 Service Center Executiv...

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Dec. 18, 2013 PMI Reaches 2013 High at 57.3 Percent   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the sixth conse...

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Dec. 18, 2013 Steel Shipments Dip in November   The year-end rebound in service center shipments backslid a bit in November, according to...

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Dec. 18, 2013 IMS Now Offers U.S.-Made X-ray Gauges   Germany-based IMS Systems Inc. has completed the $3.5 million expansion of its U.S. ma...

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Dec. 18, 2013 Obituary: Jimmie T. G. Coulson   Jimmie T. G. Coulson, chairman of Idaho's Coeur d'Alenes Co. and a long-time leader of the se...

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Dec. 18, 2013 ATI to Close Finishing Facility in Connecticut   Allegheny Technologies plans to permanently close its flat-rolled products fi...

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Dec. 18, 2013 Novelis Investing Extra $205 Million in Auto Facilities Atlanta-based aluminum producer Novelis will invest an additional $205 mil...

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Dec. 11, 2013 Former SRI President Heenan Dies at 65 William M. Heenan, Jr., former president of the Steel Recycling Institute, has passed away ...

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Dec. 11, 2013 Copper Shipments Increase in October Copper shipments grew in October compared to September and the same month last year, accordin...

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Dec. 11, 2013 Transportation Infrastructure to See Modest Growth The overall U.S. transportation infrastructure construction market will grow 5 ...

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Dec. 11, 2013 SSAB Adds High-Strength Steel Capabilities With last year's completion of a new quench line in Mobile, Ala., SSAB tripled its cap...

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Dec. 11, 2013 American Steel Pipe Adding Processing Facility Birmingham, Ala.-based American Steel Pipe, a division of American Cast Iron Pipe C...

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Dec. 11, 2013 Fulton County Expanding to House New Pickling Line Fulton County Processing, Delta, Ohio, will install a new hydrochloric push/pul...

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Dec. 11, 2013 Benjamin Steel Acquires Byer's Structural Steel Division Benjamin Steel Co. Inc., a Springfield, Ohio, service center, has purchas...

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Dec. 11, 2013 Is Your Company in MCN's Directory of Toll Processors? Do you work for a toll processor? If so, your company should be in MCN's 20...

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Nov. 27, 2013 Nucor's Aggressive Deals Changing the Markets for Inputs   When Nucor President and CEO John Ferriola addressed the delegat...

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Nov. 27, 2013 Service Center Shipments Continue Climb in October   North American service center shipments continued a year-end rebound with...

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Nov. 27, 2013 Electrical Steel Antidumping Case Moves Forward   The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a unanimous ruling in a p...

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Nov. 27, 2013   Gerdau to Close Joliet Plant Gerdau has announced plans to close its Joliet, Ill., rolling mill by the end of the year. The ...

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Nov. 27, 2013 Republic Commissions New EAF at Lorain Mill   SBQ supplier Republic Steel has initiated hot commissioning of the new electric...

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Nov. 27, 2013   Lapham-Hickey Buys ISS Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp. has purchased the assets of Industrial Spring Steel, Philadelphia. ISS, fou...

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Nov. 27, 2013 Marmon/Keystone Adds Pipe Depot in Delaware   Marmon/Keystone has added a 10-acre carbon pipe depot to its New Castle, Del., s...

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Nov. 27, 2013 Sumitomo Corp. Buys Edgen Group Sumitomo Corp of America, New York, has acquired Edgen Group Inc. The Baton Rouge, La.-based Ed...

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Nov. 13, 2013 PMI Hits 2013 High of 56.4   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month...

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Nov. 13, 2013 LME Introduces Warehouse Reforms   The board of the London Metal Exchange has approved proposed changes to its warehousing pol...

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Nov. 13, 2013 AISI: U.S. Steel Imports Down 4% for the Year   The U.S. imported 2.8 million net tons of steel in September, down 4.1 percent...

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Nov. 13, 2013 AIIS: U.S. Steel Exports Down 8.6% for the Year   Steel exports increased in August compared to July by 5.5 percent, according...

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Nov. 13, 2013 Russel's Sales Up, Earnings Down Russel Metals Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, reported net earnings of $18.9 million during its third...

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Nov. 13, 2013 Olympic's Sales Off Through Three Quarters   Olympic Steel Inc., Cleveland, reported net income of $1.3 million during its thi...

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Nov. 13, 2013   Flack Merges with GlobeNet Metals Flack Steel has agreed to merge with GlobeNet Metals to create a $200 million steel servic...

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Nov. 13, 2013 Reliance Acquires Haskins Steel   North America's largest service center company continues to grow. Reliance Steel & Alumi...

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Nov. 13, 2013 Bates Named Exec of the Year   John Bates, chief executive officer of Toledo-based Heidtman Steel Products, has been selected ...

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Nov. 13, 2013 Please Share Your Opinion on the Top Equipment Brands   When it comes time to buy new metal processing equipment—be it coil pr...

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Nov. 13, 2013   Fehr: Add Value Through Smarter Purchasing When service center operators talk about adding value, they are usually referrin...

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Oct. 30, 2013 Reliance: 'Third Quarter Demand Better than Anticipated'   Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. reported net income of $95.1 millio...

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Oct. 30, 2013 People on the Move...   Olympic Steel Inc., Cleveland, has appointed John Howard to the newly created position of director, op...

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Oct. 30, 2013 Red Metal Imports, Exports Rise in August   U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in August, compared wit...

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Oct. 30, 2013 Crude Steel Production Up 6.1 Percent in September World crude steel production in September totaled 133 million tons, according t...

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Oct. 30, 2013 U.S. Steel Shipments Down for the Year   U.S. steel mills shipped 8,343,075 net tons in August, a 0.8 percent increase from th...

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Oct. 30, 2013 CHRG Transitions to United Performance Metals   CHRG Metals, formerly a Division of O’Neal Steal, has transitioned to O'...

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Oct. 30, 2013 Philip Cornes Becomes TW Metals in Houston   After opening its first U.S. metals service center in Houston a little more than ...

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Oct. 30, 2013 APP Acquires Ozark Tubular Products   American Piping Products has purchased the assets of Ozark Tubular Products. Headquarter...

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Oct. 30, 2013 Castle to Close Four More Facilities in Restructuring   A.M. Castle & Co., Oak Brook, Ill., reported a net loss of $6.9 mi...

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Oct. 16, 2013 Despite Future Investment, Aluminum Supply Could Tighten   Despite the planned additions to aluminum sheet capacity to serve g...

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Oct. 16, 2013 Service Center Shipments Bounce Back in September   North American service center shipments rebounded in September, with year-...

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Oct. 16, 2013   German Company Building Cold-Rolled Facility in Kentucky Germany's Bilstein Group will construct a cold-rolled steel facilit...

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Oct. 16, 2013 Novelis Completes $400 Million Korean Expansion   Atlanta-based Novelis has completed a two-year, $400 million expansion progr...

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Oct. 16, 2013 Triple-S Takes Over O'Neal Locations   Houston-based Triple-S Steel Holdings Inc. is now doing business in the locations form...

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Oct. 16, 2013 Alcoa Reports Profitable Third Quarter   New York-based Alcoa reported net income of $24 million during the third quarter, a r...

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Oct. 16, 2013   Carpenter Constructing Superalloy Powder Facility   Carpenter Technology Corp., Wyomissing, Pa., has reached a multi-l...

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Oct. 16, 2013 Evraz Idling Claymont Operation in Delaware   Due to subdued market demand and the high volume of imports, Evraz will suspend ...

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Oct. 16, 2013   WSA Forecasts 3.3% Global Steel Growth in 2014   In its latest Short Range Outlook, the Brussels-based World Steel Ass...

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Oct. 2, 2013 Kloeckner Metals to Consolidate Four Facilities   Kloeckner Metals, Roswell, Ga., plans to reorganize and consolidate a number ...

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Oct. 2, 2013 PMI Keeps Climbing in September to 56.2 Percent   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the f...

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Oct. 2, 2013   Platinum Equity Acquires MetoKote Corp.   Platinum Equity, Los Angeles, has acquired Lima, Ohio-based MetoKote Corp., a...

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Oct. 2, 2013 Future Metals Relocates, Expands Operations in England   Future Metals UK will relocate and expand its metals service center in...

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Oct. 2, 2013 Worthington Enters Cold-Rolled Joint Venture in China   Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, will participate in a pro...

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Oct. 2, 2013 CBSA: Red Metals Shipments Dip 3 Percent for Year   August service center shipments of red metal products were up from July, bu...

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Oct. 2, 2013 AISI: Policy Should Support Energy Self-Sufficiency   Increased energy production in North America is expected to add 1.4 mill...

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Oct. 2, 2013 Bradford: Keep Eye on Construction, Raw Material Costs in 2014   The auto industry garners more of the headlines, but nonreside...

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Oct. 2, 2013 Northwest Exploring Options for OCTG Business   Northwest Pipe Co., Vancouver, Wash., is exploring strategic alternatives for i...

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Sept. 18, 2013 Timken to Spin Off Steel Business   The Timken Company, Canton, Ohio, plans to spin off its steel business from its bearings ...

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Sept. 18, 2013   People on the Move Brian Bick has been promoted to director of sales and Brian Romans has been named director of business...

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Sept. 18, 2013 NASA Adds Five New Members The North American Steel Alliance, the service center purchasing cooperative, has added five new mem...

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Sept. 18, 2013 Trade Groups Form Coalition to Support Steel Construction   Four trade associations representing the steel industry have join...

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Sept. 18, 2013 Service Center Shipments Fall Back in August   After an encouraging start to the second half, U.S. service center shipments b...

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Sept. 18, 2013 ATI Sells Tungsten Business to Kennametal   Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, will sell its tungsten materials busines...

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Sept. 18, 2013 Marmon Distribution President Gottschalk to Retire   Norman Gottschalk Jr. has announced his retirement as president of Marm...

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Sept. 18, 2013 Benteler Breaks Ground on Louisiana Steel Tube Mill   Benteler Steel/Tube has broken ground on a new seamless steel tube mill...

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Sept. 4, 2013 MCN Seeks Nominations for Executive of the Year   Do you know someone who deserves to be considered for the Metal Center News ...

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Sept. 4, 2013 Enmark Holding Tech Conference in Las Vegas   Enmark Systems, Ann Arbor, Mich., will host its second Eniteo Tech Conference Oc...

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Sept. 4, 2013 Red Metal Shipments Down Again in July Service center shipments of red metal products continued to slide in July, according to ...

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Sept. 4, 2013 U.S., World Crude Steel Production Up in July   World crude steel production in July totaled 132 million metric tons, accordin...

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Sept. 4, 2013 PMI Hits New 2013 High at 55.7 Percent   Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the third straig...

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Sept. 4, 2013 Severstal Appoints New North American CEO   Severstal has appointed Saikat Dey as the new chief executive officer of its Seve...

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Sept. 4, 2013 PTC Seamless to Build OCTG Facility in Kentucky   PTC Seamless Tube plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Hopkinsvill...

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Sept. 4, 2013 Bouchard to Lead Steel Group as Part of Esmark Reshuffling   Esmark Inc. Chairman and CEO James Bouchard has announced that he...

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Sept. 4, 2013 Want an Early Peek at MCN's Top 50?   Metal Center News will publish its annual ranking of the industry's Top 50 Service Cente...

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Aug. 21, 2013   People on the Move Executive Vice President Mario Longhi will succeed John Surma as president and CEO of U.S. Steel Corp., P...

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Aug. 21, 2013 Service Center Shipments Enjoy Bump in July   Service center activity finally began to see some uptick in July, with shipments...

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Aug. 21, 2013 OCTG Antidumping Cases Move Forward   The International Trade Commission has voted to allow antidumping and countervailing dut...

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Aug. 21, 2013 Alcoa Curtailing More Smelting Capacity Aluminum giant Alcoa will close or curtail 164,000 metric tons of smelting capacity in the...

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Aug. 21, 2013 IPPC Finishing Upgrade to Port of Indiana Operation   Indiana Pickling and Processing Co., a joint venture between Feralloy Co...

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Aug. 21, 2013 ADM Moves into Larger Facility in Buffalo   American Douglas Metals, a distributor, processor and fabricator for commercial an...

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Aug. 21, 2013 Shale-Inland to Integrate Main Steel, Metals Inc.   Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, Houston, will integrate its Main Steel Polishin...

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Aug. 21, 2013 Olympic Posts Profitable Second Quarter   Olympic Steel remained profitable during the challenging second quarter. The Clevela...

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Aug. 21, 2013 Russel Remains Consistently Profitable   Russel Metals Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, reported second-quarter earnings of $20 mil...

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Aug. 7, 2013 Red Bud to Host Coil Processing Seminar, Plant Tour   Red Bud Industries will host a Coil Processing Seminar Sept. 12 at the Hi...

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Aug. 7, 2013 Red Metal Shipments Down Through First Half   Service center shipments of red metals declined through the first six months of 2...

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Aug. 7, 2013 PMI Registers Huge Jump in July   The manufacturing economy enjoyed one of its biggest jumps in years last month, according to ...

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Aug. 7, 2013 SSINA Investigates Stainless Bar Import Surge   The Washington-based Specialty Steel Industry of North America is voicing conce...

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Aug. 7, 2013 New Coil Handling Facility Planned at Alabama Port   The Alabama State Port Authority and the Alabama Steel Terminals LLC have ...

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Aug. 7, 2013   Koike Expands Main Manufacturing Facility   Koike Aronson, Inc./Ransome, has opened a 30,000-square-foot expansion of i...

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Aug. 7, 2013 Aleris Reports Quarterly Loss   Cleveland-based Aleris reported a net loss of $12 million during the company’s second qua...

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Aug. 7, 2013 Will Consolidation Defrag the Service Center Sector?   The early days of 2013 ushered in one of the largest mergers in industry...

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July 24, 2013 People on the Move   Tom Ballou has retired as vice president of supply chain management at O’Neal Steel, though he will...

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July 24, 2013 Steel, Aluminum Shipments Trail 2012 at Year's Midpoint   The second quarter ended with no change in business activity for ser...

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July 24, 2013 Nucor's Earnings Remain Flat from First Quarter   Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., reported net earnings of $85 million during it...

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July 24, 2013 Blast Furnace Outage Leads to Quarterly Loss for AK Steel   An unexpected outage at AK Steel's primary steelmaking facility co...

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July 24, 2013 Severstal, U.S. Steel Dissolve Double Eagle Joint Venture   Severstal North America and U.S. Steel Co. have dissolved their jo...

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July 24, 2013 O'Neal's UPM Acquires Titanium Specialist Vulcanium   O'Neal Industries, through its subsidiary United Performance Metals Inc....

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July 24, 2013 McNichols Opens New Service Center in Denver   McNichols Co. has opened a new service center in Denver. The 24,000-square-foot...

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July 10, 2013   ASD Honors AK Steel's Wainscott as Captain of Industry The Association of Steel Distributors has named James L. Wainscott,...

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July 10, 2013   Economic Activity Rebounds After Month of Contraction Economic activity in the manufacturing sector bounced back in June aft...

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July 10, 2013   AIIS President Phelps to Retire in October David Phelps will retire from his position as president of the Falls Church, Va.-...

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July 10, 2013   CMC's Profits Down Through Three Quarters   Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, reported net earnings of $19.0 million...

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July 10, 2013 U.S. Steelmakers File OCTG Antidumping Petitions   A group of U.S. steelmakers has filed antidumping petitions with the Depart...

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July 10, 2013 Metal Supermarket Opens in Colorado   The first Metal Supermarket store has opened in Colorado, becoming the 63rd location for...

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July 10, 2013 New Star Acquires Canfield Metal Coating   New Star Metals, Burr Ridge, Ill., has acquired the assets of Canfield Metal Coatin...

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July 10, 2013   Worthington's Fiscal 2013 Earnings Grow Despite Weak Quarter Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, reported fourth-qu...

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June 26, 2013 Mechanical Failure Idles AK’s Middletown Furnace   A blast furnace at AK Steel's Middletown Works facility in Ohio has b...

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