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Acquisitions help Mueller ward off copper price decrease
A 10 percent decrease in copper prices has once again impacted net income, but not sales, for Memphis-based Mueller Industries Inc. Memphis-based Mueller saw a slight drop in first quarter income to $24.7 million or 44 cents per diluted share.

1-2011 News: Carpenter Foothold
Carpenter Technology Corp., Wyomissing, Pa., has acquired Amega West Services LLC, a Houston-based manufacturer and service provider of complex components for directional drilling equipment.

Werner Enterprises Observed Earth Day at Global Headquarters
Steve Phillips, senior vice president of Fleet Resources, shared with the audience an update about Werner's most recent sustainability progress and initiatives.

Investors Think This Stock Is About to Fall Off a Cliff
Neither insiders nor institutions are bullish on the stock either as these two typically large holders own a combined 1% of the outstanding shares.

Tough times for Walter Energy; vote expected on Blue Creek Coal Terminal Tuesday
The site of the proposed Blue Creek Coal Terminal south of downtown Mobile, Ala.

Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. (NOR) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. will issue its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Casablanca increases pressure on Cliffs
A New York hedge fund has raised the heat on Cliffs Natural Resources, which owns or manages five regional mines, saying the publicly traded corporation has not worked hard enough to raise its stock value.

North American Palladium to Host First Quarter 2014 Results...
The Company plans issue its 2014 first quarter results news release and quarterly report before market open on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
One primar... )--Fitch Ratings today published an updated rating criteria report for Trust Preferred collateralized debt obligations .

Goldman Sachs: Arch Coal Good, Walter Energy Bad
Just because Walter Energy and Arch Coal are coal miners doesn't mean they should be treated the same-as Goldman Sachs made clear when it downgraded Walter Energy and upgraded Arch Coal.

Synalloy's Metals Segment Rebounds and Along With Chemicals Reports...
Synalloy Corporation , a growth oriented company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, specialty chemicals and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, announces that the first quarter of 2014 produced net sales of $57,841,000, ... (more)

7-2010 Kaiser Kalamazoo
Kaiser Aluminum sees its new Kalamazoo plant as the key to becoming the low-cost provider of soft alloy extrusion in the Midwest.

12-7-11 CMC Board Rejects Icahn's Offer
The board of Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. has rejected the unsolicited buyout offer from its largest shareholder Carl Icahn and his company Icahn Enterprises L.P. In late November, Icahn sent a letter proposing the acquisition of CMC for $15 per share.

9-7-11 News: Kaiser Expands Capacity
Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Foothill Ranch, Calif., will further expand heat treat plate capacity at its Trentwood rolling mill in Spokane, Wash.

Hearings scheduled in Noranda Ameren complaints
The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold hearings in June for the complaint cases filed by Noranda Aluminum, Inc. and 37 individual customers against Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri.

The Greatest Growth Stock You've Probably Never Heard Of
You would think that a stock which turned $10,000 into $64,415 over the most recent decade would attract a lot of ink.

BHP Billiton Ltd Shows No Mercy for Weaker Producers
As iron ore and met coal markets remain oversupplied, most producers are hoping for production cuts.

Paradigm Capital Initiates Coverage on Ivanhoe Mines
The firm set a "buy" rating and a C$3.50 price target on the stock. Shares of Ivanhoe Mines traded down 4.99% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $1.58.

Insider Selling: George Chamoun Sells 5,000 Shares of Synacor Stock
Synacor EVP George Chamoun unloaded 5,000 shares of Synacor stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 15th.

Mobile Mini Sets New 12-Month High at $45.91
Mobile Mini shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday , AnalystRatingsNetwork reports.

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Plastics Industry News
Area recycling programs expanding
On average, each day Americans throw out more than four pounds of garbage. Nearly half of that can be recycled.

Earth Day Volunteers Clean Up Big Sioux River
"It's a lot nicer to see green grass and clean river versus seeing stuff float down and garbage along the banks," volunteer Mike Hartwig said.

Cassius Ventures to Complete Share Consolidation
The Consolidation will be effective at the open of the market on April 23, 2014 .

Raven Begins Search For New CFO
Raven Industries' Chief Financial Officer Thomas Iacarella, 60, is being named the company's Chief Risk Officer until his planned retirement in two years.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
The Dow Chemical Company is set to issue its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Brazil is an increasingly promising marke... )--Carlisle Companies Incorporated reported $650.4 million in net sales from continuing operations for the first quarter 2014, an increase of 3.3% versus t... Research and Markets: Global Syngas Market 2014-2018: BASF, Kellogg, Brown and Root, Methanex., Royal Dutch Shell & Yara International Dominate ... (more)

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.'s Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank
's stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by stock analysts at Deutsche Bank in a report issued on Monday, AnalystRatings.Net reports.

Albemarle Corp. Given New $72.00 Price Target at Deutsche Bank
The firm currently has a "hold" rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank's target price would indicate a potential upside of 7.14% from the company's current price.

New Benches Installed at D-Day Memorial
The boards were donated by Trex in Winchester and the installation is being provided without cost by F&S Building Innovations in Roanoke.

Vote: What would you name a brand-new blimp?
What would you name a blimp? That's what The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to know.

Vote: What would you name a brand-new blimp?
What would you name a blimp? That's what The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to know.

Carlisle Cos. (CSL) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
Carlisle Cos. is scheduled to be announcing its Q114 earnings results on Tuesday, April 22nd.

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April 21, 2014: Based on its recent analysis of the automotive carbon fiber market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Zoltek Companies, Inc. with the "2013 North American Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award" for its unique commercial carbon fiber, Zoltek Panex 35. Aimed at addressing the key automotive industry challenge of lightweighting, this ... (more)

Celanese Halogen-Free Fortron PPS CES5 ...
DALLAS & FRANKFURT & SHANGHAI-- -- Celanese Corporation , a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced at ChinaplasA 2014 that halogen-free Fortron A polyphenylene sulfide CES50 for consumer electronics device housings offers superior mechanical properties over traditional polymer solutions.

'Thermoforming has nearly limitless possibilities'
Julie McAlindon first joined PolyOne Corp. in 2010 and was appointed senior vice president, president of designed structures and solutions following the acquisition of Spartech Corp. Prior to joining PolyOne, McAlindon spent 20 years with Dow Chemical Co.

MAVERICK Technologies Awarded Strategic System Integrator Services...
COLUMBIA, Ill. - MAVERICK Technologies announced today that it has signed a Strategic System Integrator Services Agreement with The Dow Chemical Company in support of Dow's North America Process Automation capital projects envelope.

Two Livermore lab scientists win prestigious Energy Department awards
The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized two Lawrence Livermore Laboratory researchers for their contributions to science, energy and national security.

Goodyear Reveals Ten Finalists for Name the Blimp Contest
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected ten finalists in its national "Name the Blimp" contest for its newest airship, which was unveiled in March.

Goodyear narrows list of potential names for new blimp; fans to decide winner
Goodyear unveiled the new blimp and the contest to name it in March. The "larger, faster, and more maneuverable" airship will be christened officially this summer.

This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, April 20: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C. Confederate forces, in a joint operation of ground troops and an ironclad ram CSS Albemarle, attacked the federal garrison at Plymouth, N.C. near the mouth of the Roanoke River on April 17, 1864.

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