on 04/26/2012 - 09:05 pm
An attempted copper theft disrupted service to some customers early Tuesday officials said. Someone cut a fiber optic cablebetween midnight and 1 a.m. on Alpine Boulevard in the rural community of Alpine east of San Diego.
Seventy-five feet of fiber optic cable was taken along with 6 feet of 600 strand copper cable according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. An estimated 10 million broadband lines were down according to deputies.
A crew of three men set up a small table along the two-lane road in Alpine near Puetz Valley Road where the line was compromised. They are working to repair a bundle of copper lines that were initially believed to serve ...
on 04/26/2012 - 11:01 pm
Tag: Market Stats
North American cable and wire producers are buying more aluminum rod abroad at higher premiums due to production problems at Rio Tinto Alcan's Alma smelter in Quebec and Alcoa Inc's Massena West smelter in upstate New York, market participants told Reuters.
Alma's rod customers have been scrambling to import raw material, some for the first time and from as far as Southeast Asia. Domestic rod producers have little spare capacity to fill the gap left by the 438,000-tonnes-per-year smelter, which slashed output by two thirds more than three months ago.
Rio Tinto cut production and declared force majeure in early January after locking out unionized workers due to a dispute ov ...
on 04/24/2012 - 03:33 pm
Tag: Market Stats
China’s daily crude steel output surged to a record of above 2 million tonnes in early April,sustaining last month’s rapid pace, although an industry group warned of a slow down in momentum due to moderating demand. A recent pickup in steel prices in China amid a seasonal recovery in demand spurred steelmakers in the world’s biggest producer and consumer to boost output.
But analysts are wary about the strength of the recovery in demand, with steel prices struggling to rise amid signs that the overall economy is slowing down. China’s economy grew at its weakest pace in nearly three years in the first quarter.
China’s crude steel ...
on 04/23/2012 - 03:43 pm
Tag: Wire Dusseldorf
The two leading global trade fairs wire, International Trade Fair for Wire and Cable, and Tube, International Tube Trade Fair, can look back on a successful edition in 2012 announcing outstanding exhibitor numbers, increased exhibition space and an overall very positive mood.
Now the new trade fair dates have been established for 2014: From 7 to 11 April 2014 the key players in the wire, cable and tube processing industries will meet again at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre to present the technology highlights from their respective sectors.
On display at wire 2014 will be state-of-the-art machinery, plants and equipment used for manu ...