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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 3,396,000 net tons (NT) of steel in March 2017, including 2,517,000 NT of finished steel (up 24.8 percent and 21.0 percent, respectively, vs. February final data).

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of February 2017, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,232,341 net tons, a 6.2 percent decrease from the 7,708,416 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2017, and a 2.4 percent increase from the 7,059,442 net tons shipped in February 2016.

Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached another all-time high of 77.5 percent, according to figures issued by APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.

Hilco Redevelopment Partners, a unit of Hilco Global, and MCM Marine Services, an affiliate of MCM Management Corp. (MCM), have completed a transaction to purchase the assets of one of the largest and busiest ship recycling and scrap processing companies in the world (formerly known as ESCO Marine).

Randy C. Skagen, vice president and general manager, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc. has been appointed president of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST).