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Florence Losing 65 Jobs Amid Company Restructuring

August 9, 2014 3:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A welding equipment company with a plant in South Carolina is restructuring and that means the loss of about 65 jobs in Florence. Area media outlets report that ESAB Welding and Cutting Products announced Friday that the restructuring is ...

$148M Metal Research Center To Open In Detroit This Fall

July 24, 2014 8:01 am | News | Comments

The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is expected to help move cutting-edge metals from research into vehicles, planes and ships used commercially and by the U.S. military.           

Severstal Selling U.S. Plants For $2.3B

July 21, 2014 8:15 am | News | Comments

Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.                           

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Toyota To Delay Some Vehicle Deliveries Due To Soot

July 16, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. said it expects to delay the delivery of about 23,000 vehicles by up to a month while it cleans up soot spewed from a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. plant in central Japan.         

Alcoa Signs $1.1B Deal For Jet Engine Parts

July 15, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum company has been moving away from mining and smelting aluminum to focus on selling parts used to build planes and cars.                   

WTO Sides With China And India In U.S. Trade Disputes

July 14, 2014 12:03 pm | News | Comments

The world trade body has ruled against the United States in two disputes with India and China, telling the U.S. government it must abide by international rules.                            

Report: iPads May Cause Rashes

July 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.                    

Gov't Sets Duties On Steel Pipe Imports

July 14, 2014 8:08 am | News | Comments

The U.S. government has imposed duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries, ruling in favor of U.S. steel producers and unions that had complained those countries were unfairly flooding the American market.

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Fighting For American Jobs

July 9, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Steelmakers have called for new import penalties and have filed the highest number of trade complaints in more than a decade. According to the U.S. Trade Representative, there are 40 anti-dumping and injury cases pending on steel products.    

Alcoa Reports 2Q Profit Of $138M

July 9, 2014 1:14 pm | News | Comments

The company reported strong results in its engineered-products business, which makes parts for industrial customers, while looking to cut costs in its aluminum-smelting segment.             

Alcoa Moves Further Into Aerospace Industry With $2.85B Acquisition

June 26, 2014 8:09 am | News | Comments

Alcoa is delving deeper into the aerospace industry, spending nearly $3 billion to acquire the British jet engine component company Firth Rixson.                   

Police: 6 Killed At India Steel Plant

June 13, 2014 8:05 am | by Indrajit Singh, Associated Press | News | Comments

At least six people were killed and 29 more injured in an explosion and a subsequent gas pipeline leak on Thursday at a government-run steel plant in central India, a plant spokesman said.                

U.S. Steel To Idle 2 Tubular Steel Plants

June 2, 2014 2:17 pm | News | Comments

U.S. Steel said Monday that it will stop work at two tubular steel manufacturing facilities, and said it filed a complaint about unfair competition from foreign companies.              

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Alcoa Employee Arrested In $1M Fraud Case

May 21, 2014 8:57 am | News | Comments

An Alcoa machine shop worker in Texas has been arrested in what prosecutors call a $1 million scam to order, steal and then resell equipment.                  

4 Injured In Foundry Mishap Remain Hospitalized

May 20, 2014 3:06 pm | News | Comments

Four of seven workers injured when a machine failed at a Saukville, Wis., foundry and spilled molten metal remain hospitalized.                      

6 Injured In Explosion At Tenn. Steel Mill

May 16, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran told local media outlets that one worker was in critical condition with burns over 80 percent of his body. He says the others suffered less severe injuries.          

Police Say 9 Hurt In Collapse At Md. Steel Mill Site

May 5, 2014 2:27 pm | News | Comments

Federal, state and county officials are investigating after a building collapse at the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County that injured nine workers, four of them critically.          

Shooting Flames, Smoke At Ohio Steel Plant

April 29, 2014 11:33 am | News | Comments

Residents near the AK Steel Middletown Works plant complained Monday evening of oily, acrid smells, The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reported.                  

Mill Steel Plans New Plant In Indiana

April 28, 2014 2:11 pm | News | Comments

Mill Steel Co. plans to open a flat-rolled steel plant at southern Indiana's Ohio River port that company officials say could have about 45 workers by 2017.                 

U.S. Rules Against Turkey, Mexico In Steel Dispute

April 22, 2014 7:55 am | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama administration sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.       

Mining Deaths Up In 2013

April 11, 2014 3:12 pm | News | Comments

Federal mine safety officials say the number of mining deaths in the nation totaled 42 in 2013, up six from the previous year.                      

U.S. Steel Idles Indiana Mill

April 7, 2014 7:57 am | News | Comments

U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off the mill's access to vital iron ore.               

Falling Crane Kills 1 At Michigan Steel Facility

April 4, 2014 3:12 pm | News | Comments

Police say a worker has died after a crane fell at a U.S. Steel facility in suburban Detroit.                              

Alcoa Keeping 750 Jobs At N.Y. Plant

April 1, 2014 11:43 am | News | Comments

Alcoa Inc. will keep hundreds of jobs at one of its two plants in northern New York in a deal with the state announced two days after the company shut down the other facility.               

U.S. Claims Victory In Trade Dispute With China

March 26, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States is claiming victory in what it calls a major trade dispute with China over its curbs on exports of rare earths, the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars, flat-screen TVs and other high-tech products.        

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