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Cliffs Natural Resources to Invest US$70 Million in Upgrades to Taconite Plant

28 Jun 2017 - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. will modify one of its taconite facilities to support its planned hot-briquetted iron plant (HBI) with better-quality pellets, chairman and chief executive officer Lourenco Goncalves said Wednesday. 

Stelco Acquirer Sees Company as Beginnings of a Bigger Steel Producer

27 Jun 2017 - The owner-in-waiting for Stelco expects to close on its acquisition of the Canadian steelmaker this week, ushering it into a new era as a standalone business -- and as one on the hunt for other opportunities. 

Big River Could Soon Pull Trigger on Mill Expansion

27 Jun 2017 - A decision on an anticipated expansion of Big River Steel’s plant in Osceola, Ark., USA, could come as soon as Wednesday, according to Big River chief executive officer David Stickler. 

Steelmakers Might Have to Wait Longer for Section 232 Report

27 Jun 2017 - The U.S. Commerce Department’s much anticipated Section 232 report on steel imports now may not be issued until sometime after the end of June as the Trump administration focuses on other policy debates, a Commerce Department official said Tuesday.

US$1 Trillion for Infrastructure? It's Not Out of The Question, Executive Says

27 Jun 2017 - The US$1 trillion worth of infrastructure investment that President Donald Trump has suggested is financially feasible – if it comes with the right policy prescriptions, Gerdau Long Steel North America president Peter Campo said Tuesday.

One Word for Steel's Future? Wired.

26 Jun 2017 - Digital technologies will impact every aspect of steelmaking, and that impact is going to be felt sooner rather than later.  

Panel: Steel Leads in the Lightweighting Race

26 Jun 2017 - As the saying goes: You win some, and you lose some. But these days, automotive steel is mostly winning, even if competition from other lightweighting materials is intense. 

Steelmaking Is Less and Less a Blue-Collar Job

23 Jun 2017 - voestalpine’s new wire rod rolling mill in Austria makes use of a lot of technology to make a lot of steel. But the one thing it doesn’t do is hire a lot of people. 

Commercial Metals Sees Third-Quarter Profits Rise

22 Jun 2017 - Stronger shipments of scrap and mill products helped advance Commercial Metals Company’s third-quarter profits, which rose to US$39.3 million, the company said Thursday. 

Paul Wurth Lands Order for Blast Furnace Charging Systems

22 Jun 2017 - SMS Group’s Paul Wurth unit has been awarded contracts to design and supply four central-feed Bell Less Top charging systems and other equipment to a Chinese iron plant. 

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