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News Manufacturing Metals General Production
November 12, 2020  

Stelco loses $88M as prices fall and upgrade project stifles shipments

They fell over the summer as the company upgraded its blast furnace.

News Automotive Manufacturing Metals Minerals General
November 9, 2020  

Mining metals needed for electrification faces low price obstacle

More than $1 trillion of investment needed in key aluminum, cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium over the next 15 years.

News Manufacturing Metals General
November 5, 2020  

Russel Metals earns $18M in Q3, despite sales decline

Costs were cut, BC real estate sold line pipe inventory offloaded as business gradually recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Government Manufacturing Metals Economy General
October 28, 2020  

Trump proclamation exempts Canadian aluminum from tariffs

… but he reserves the right to reimpose the 10% levies on national security grounds if exports spike again.

News Manufacturing Metals General Production
October 5, 2020  

Locweld awarded $50M contract for steel transmission towers

Destined for Hydro-Québec’s new 735 kV Micoua-Saguenay line.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
September 16, 2020  

US companies seeking tariff relief faced red tape, delays

Commerce Department was overwhelmed by companies lobbying to avoid the tariffs, could not meet its own deadline.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
September 16, 2020  

US abruptly lifts tariff aimed at Canadian alumunium

…but they’re still on the table, as are threatened Canadian countermeasures.

News Manufacturing Metals Minerals General Operations Sustainability Technology
September 14, 2020  

E2Metrix technology gets $4.5M boost from Natural Resources Canada

Ecothor will help clean out contaminants and solids, recycle mining wastewater.

News Metals General
August 24, 2020  

Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed indigenous sites

Follows the destruction in May of two 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Juukan George in Western Australia state.

News Manufacturing Metals General
August 20, 2020  

$5M from feds to ensure better traceability of aluminum

Follows 10% tariff slapped on Canadian aluminum by the Trump administration.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
August 11, 2020  

58% of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey

Polling firm Leger says numbers reflect a lack of a clear rationale for the action by the mercurial US president.

News Metals Minerals General
July 29, 2020  

Feds invest $98M for the minerals and metals sector

The feds are supporting the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program and the Targeted Geoscience Initiative

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General Production
July 13, 2020  

PM to Trump: Return of NA economy will negate need for tariffs

He said Canada’s aluminum smelters would soon be back producing value-added specialty products for the American auto sector.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
July 10, 2020  

Canada’s response on tariffs won’t be bound by USMCA: negotiator

Trade negotiator Steve Verheul says what actions Canada takes depends on what the US does.

News Manufacturing Metals General
June 24, 2020  

Feds to push back against any new US tariffs on aluminum: Duclos

Bloomberg says the Trump administration plans to impose a 10% tariff on imports from Canada.

News Metals General
February 20, 2020  

Stelco reports Q4 loss on challenging market conditions, steel price drop

Average steel selling price for the quarter was down 28% compared with last year.

News Manufacturing Metals General
February 12, 2020  

Samuel acquires 100% of additive maker Burloak Technologies

Metals and industrial products manufacturer acquired its Burloak minority stake in 2017.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
January 28, 2020  

Feds invest in digital tracing for steel supply chain

Funding for two firms will support a proof of concept for a using blockchain and artificial intelligence.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
January 27, 2020  

US confirms fabricated steel from Canada dumped, but not subsidized

Investigation is over, no countervailing duties will be collected but injuries to be assessed.

Event Manufacturing Metals General
January 16, 2020  

Future Aluminum Forum Industry 4.0

The focus is on Industry 4.0 and what’s happening

News Manufacturing Metals General
December 2, 2019  

Semafo mine in Burkina Faso won’t reopen this year following attack

Company says it continues to support victims and their families as it works on a plan for the future.

News Manufacturing Metals General
November 13, 2019  

Stelco makes no net profit in Q3 as revenues drop 23%

Revenues were $475 million, down from $619 million in the third quarter of 2018.

News Manufacturing Metals General Operations
November 13, 2019  

Glencore to close Brunswick lead smelter, 420 jobs lost

Losing money since the 2013 closure of the nearby Brunswick Mine, which produced zinc and lead.

News Metals General
November 11, 2019  

China’s Jingye comes to the rescue of British Steel

Rescue deal potentially protects some 4,000 jobs and safeguards a strategic asset as Britain prepares to leave the EU.

News Manufacturing Metals General
November 7, 2019  

BC should demand miners pay cleanup costs up front: Study

Rules review to ensure taxpayers aren’t stuck with the costs of cleaning up or caring for abandoned mines.

News Government Manufacturing Metals Economy General
November 5, 2019  

Why Trump tariffs haven’t revitalized American steelmakers

Raised costs for steel users and has done little to blunt China’s dominance of global steel production.

News Manufacturing Metals General
September 5, 2019  

US dismisses trade beef against two Quebec steel makers

…but will determined pricing of fabricated steel from China and Mexico to be unfair, tariffs levied.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General Production
August 22, 2019  

Heico gets $18M federal funding to diversify product mix

Company is investing $50.7 million in three facilities, creating 86 jobs.

News Manufacturing Metals General
August 14, 2019  

Stelco Holdings Q2 revenue down on lower prices, market challenges

Steelmaker cites destocking, falling market prices and the 232 tariffs imposed by the US.

News Manufacturing Metals General
July 31, 2019  

Chinese billionaire indicted in US aluminum import scheme

Charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and international money laundering.

News Manufacturing Metals General
July 25, 2019  

Sheet metal processor gets $365,000 CED funding for productivity

Repayable loan will be used to purchase and install digitally controlled production equipment.

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June 20, 2019  

Alberta government looking to speed up job accreditation for foreign workers

Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have similar laws.