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Mills Grapple With Graphite Electrode Shortage

22 Aug 2017 - Tight supplies of a key material and rising electric arc furnace steel production are crimping availability of graphite electrodes, sending prices through the roof, according to news and pricing service S&P Global Platts.  

For Automakers, Steel May Be the Best Deal

22 Aug 2017 - The automakers, it seems, just can’t quit steel. 

Steelmaker Invests in New Vietnamese Rebar Mill

22 Aug 2017 - Japan’s Kyoei Steel plans to build a 21.8 billion yen (US$200 million) rebar mill in Vietnam, reports the Nikkei Asian Review. 

American Tube Is Now Atlas Tube — Birmingham

22 Aug 2017 - Pipe and tube producer Zekelman Industries has renamed its American Tube Manufacturing unit as Atlas Tube — Birmingham, the company has announced. 

BlueScope Steel Names New Chief Executive

21 Aug 2017 - Australia’s BlueScope Steel Ltd. has a named a company veteran to succeed chief executive Paul O’Malley, who is set to retire at the end of the year. 

TMK Looks for Strong Second Half of 2017

21 Aug 2017 - Russian tubemaker PAO TMK posted a US$19 million loss in the second quarter, but remained profitable through the first half of 2017, the company said. 

United Steelworkers on Strike at Ohio Tube Plant

21 Aug 2017 - Union employees at PTC Alliance Corp.’s Alliance, Ohio, USA, plant went on strike Friday after a failing to reach a new agreement with management by an 11 p.m. deadline. 

Steelmakers Coming Around to Hedging, LME Executive Says

21 Aug 2017 - Despite some early skepticism, steel mills might be starting to warm to the idea of steel futures and have been testing out London Metal Exchange contracts, according to Reuters news service. 

British Steel Opens International Sales Offices

18 Aug 2017 - A year following its split from Tata Steel Europe, British Steel officially has established its international presence, opening nine overseas sales offices under its brand. 

Doedijns Group Acquires U.S. Hydraulic Equipment Maintenance Business

18 Aug 2017 - Alabama-based Hadco Services Inc., which specializes in hydraulic equipment repair and maintenance, has been acquired by Logan Industries International Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Doedijns Group International (DGI). 

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