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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping rebounded in August due to a surge in U.S. grain exports, iron ore shipment improvements and a steady flow of raw materials for manufacturing and construction.

Aqua Metals, Inc., which is commercializing a non-polluting electrochemical lead recycling technology called AquaRefining™, held an open house at its first AquaRefinery at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in McCarran, Nevada. AquaRefining is the world’s first environmentally friendly process to recycle lead-acid batteries (LABs).

Novelis disclosed a number of senior executive moves to further meet the needs of its customers.

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of June 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,628,953 net tons, a 0.4 percent decrease from the 7,661,979 net tons shipped in the previous month, May 2016, and a 1.7 percent decrease from the 7,758,087 net tons shipped in June 2015.

Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 2,630,000 net tons (NT) of steel in June 2016, including 2,218,000 NT of finished steel (down 8.6 percent and up 6.3 percent, respectively, vs. May final data).