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Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,349,000 net tons (NT) of steel in August 2017, including 2,422,000 NT of finished steel (down 4.8 percent and 16.8 percent, respectively, vs. July final data). Year-to-date (YTD) through 8 months of 2017, total and finished steel imports are 26,561,000 and 20,401,000 net tons (NT), up 20.6 percent and 15.5 percent, respectively, vs. the same period in 2016.

Customers of FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities can now get even more money back for recycling their old refrigerators and freezers. The incentive has been increased from $50 to $75 for each appliance recycled this fall.

New Day Aluminum Holdings LLC disclosed that the European Commission has given its approval to New Day’s acquisition of all the share capital of ARC Fused Alumina from Mircal SA, a subsidiary of Imerys SA fully and directly owned by it.

Metso’s board of directors has decided on the group’s new operating model and organization, effective from January 1, 2018.

Recleim celebrated the grand opening of its new recycling facility in Lima, Ohio. The landscape of Lima’s business community is growing, with AEP Ohio and Recleim helping to bring more than a hundred new jobs to a city welcoming its first new manufacturing plant in several years.