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Thursday | 18 January, 2018 | 9:29 am

Nominations open for International Magnesium Association annual awards

January 18, 2018 - The International Magnesium Association is now accepting nominations for its annual awards, which will be presented in May at the 2018 World Magnesium Conference. Honors annually bestowed by the IMA include three Awards of Excellence (Automotive Cast Products, Commercial Cast Products, Wrought Products) and an Environmental Responsibility Award.

Wednesday | 17 January, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Andes Coil Processors adds additional slitting capabilities and space

January 17, 2018 - Andes Coil Processors announced that its Gary toll processing facility has increased its slitting capability with the installation of a third slitter. The 60-inch slitter is a fully refurbished Loopco slitter.

Wednesday | 17 January, 2018 | 9:49 am

In spite of Kobe Steel quality issue, Toyota finds its own vehicles met standards

January 17, 2018 - "In response to the series of announcements made by Kobe Steel Ltd. regarding improper conduct related to materials used in vehicles, we have urgently investigated the impact of this matter on Toyota and Lexus vehicles, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Japan, stated Jan. 17."

Tuesday | 16 January, 2018 | 1:15 pm

Vehicles designed with more aluminum win at 2018 North American International Auto Show

January 16, 2018 - The aluminum-intensive 2018 Lincoln Navigator was named Truck of the Year and the 2018 Honda Accord was named Car of the Year in the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards, announced Monday, Jan. 15 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.

Tuesday | 16 January, 2018 | 9:29 am

Nelson Steel Technology Group and Butech Bliss form strategic bidding agreement

January 16, 2018 - Butech Bliss and Nelson Steel Technologies form a strategic bidding agreement. Both parties will jointly market and sell push-pull, semi-continuous and continuous pickling lines in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Friday | 12 January, 2018 | 12:49 pm

ITC vote on aluminum sheet pushes antidumping, countervailing duty investigations forward

January 12, 2018 - The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) determined Jan. 12 that there is a reasonable indication that domestic producers are materially injured by imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from China, which are allegedly subsidized and sold in the U.S. at less than fair value.

Friday | 12 January, 2018 | 9:27 am

Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 billion in Michigan plant

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest more than $1 billion to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, Michigan, to produce the next-generation Ram heavy-duty truck, which will relocate from its current production location in Saltillo, Mexico, in 2020.

Thursday | 11 January, 2018 | 2:04 pm

Guild International gains new ownership with employee purchase

January 11, 2018 - Guild International announces new ownership with the purchase of the company by three long-term employees: Joseph Thomas, formally VP of Operations, has been named President; William Maruschak will continue as Chief Financial Officer; and Mark Wagner, formally Sales Engineer, has been named Vice President of Sales.

Wednesday | 10 January, 2018 | 2:20 pm

Mazda, Toyota create U.S. joint venture, plan to build new assembly plant

January 10, 2018 - Mazda and Toyota have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of a joint-venture assembly plant able to to build 300,000 vehicles a year. Production will be split evenly between two lines; one will manufacture Mazda's crossover model that will be introduced to the North American market and one will manufacture the Toyota Corolla.

Wednesday | 10 January, 2018 | 9:54 am

Fives acquires Konecranes Machine Tool Service division

January 10, 2018 - Fives Machining Systems Inc., Hebron, Kentucky, a global machine tool and complete manufacturing solutions provider, has acquired Konecranes Machine Tool Service division, one of the USA’s leading providers of machine tool service.

Wednesday | 10 January, 2018 | 9:44 am

AEC files new circumvention petition on Chinese aluminum extrusions circumvented through Vietnam

January 10, 2018 - This week, the Aluminum Extruders Council, through its Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee, filed a new circumvention petition against China Zhongwang Holdings Limited and its extensive network of affiliates, asking the Department of Commerce to find that Chinese aluminum extrusions produced by Zhongwang that are converted in Vietnam before being exported to the United States are circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminum extrusions from China.

Wednesday | 10 January, 2018 | 9:39 am

Steel imports dropped sharply from October to November, falling below their level of a year earlier

January 10, 2018 - The United States imported 2.76 million net tons of steel in November, 11.4 percent less than the preceding month and 1.6 percent less than the previous November, according to AIIS.

Friday | 05 January, 2018 | 9:01 am

Hindalco is said to bid aluminum firm Aleris

January 5, 2018 - Hindalco made a non-binding offer for U.S. aluminum producer Aleris Corp through its U.S. unit, Novelis Inc., and will now conduct due diligence.

Wednesday | 03 January, 2018 | 10:57 am

Associated Equipment Company acquires American Weldquip

January 3, 2018 - Associated Equipment Company has purchased American Weldquip of Sharon Center, Ohio effective January, 2nd 2018. American Weldquip is an American manufacturer of MIG Guns and Robotic Torches as well as related accessories.

Wednesday | 03 January, 2018 | 9:51 am

Gerdau to sell rebar operations in the U.S. to CMC

January 3, 2018 - Gerdau and Commercial Metals Company have entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain of Gerdau’s rebar production, fabrication and placing operations in the United States to CMC for $600 million.

Friday | 22 December, 2017 | 8:43 am

Stelco joins steel institute

December 22, 2017 - The American Iron and Steel Institute welcomed Stelco, one of Canada's leading integrated steel companies, as a member of AISI.

Thursday | 21 December, 2017 | 3:57 pm

Alcoa to close Rockdale, Texas, smelter

December 21, 2017 - Alcoa intends to permanently close its Rockdale operations in Texas, which was idled since the end of 2008. The site includes a primary aluminum smelter and casthouse and aluminum powder plant. Alcoa’s strategic review of these assets concluded that these operations have limited economic prospects.

Thursday | 21 December, 2017 | 12:37 pm

Aluminum industry testifies at ITC on injury caused by alloy sheet imports from China

December 21, 2017 - Representatives from Aleris Corp.; Arconic Inc.; Constellium; Jupiter Aluminum; JW Aluminum Co.; and Novelis Corp. testified concerning the injury caused to their companies as a result of a surge in low-priced, unfairly traded imports of common alloy sheet from China.

Thursday | 21 December, 2017 | 9:14 am

Fives expands its offer in tube and pipe machinery

December 21, 2017 - Fives, a global industrial engineering group, has acquired the intellectual property (IP) and know-how of Italy’s Imec Engineering’s Tube and Pipe division.

Thursday | 21 December, 2017 | 8:47 am

Metalforming manufacturing companies anticipate a spike in business conditions: report

December 21, 2017 - Metalforming manufacturing companies anticipate a spike in business conditions during the next three months, according to the December 2017 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 120 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada.

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