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SDI Shares Q4 Guidance, Sees Steel Demand Trend Remaining Favorable

18 Dec 2014 - Steel Dynamics Inc. provided fourth quarter 2014 earnings guidance, noting that it expects both metal spread and shipments to contract due to seasonality and the continuation of elevated import levels.

New Side Guide System from Siemens Reduces Hot Strip Mill Maintenance Costs

18 Dec 2014 - With the newly developed Eco Slide Disc Solution, Siemens Metals Technologies offers operators of hot strip mills a side guide system which can be adapted to nearly all existing entry guides and elongates the lifetime of wear parts up to 10 times compared to conventional wear plates.

USW Raises Concerns about WTO Decisions on U.S. Countervailing Duty Measures

18 Dec 2014 - United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard has expressed deep concern with the WTO Appellate Body and especially its continuing interference in the administration of U.S. trade remedy laws through interpretations of WTO agreements.

European Parliament Urges EU to Step Up Efforts to Help Steel Industry Out of Crisis

18 Dec 2014 - The EU should step up its efforts to help the steel industry out of the crisis, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) said in a non-binding resolution voted on 17 December 2014.

NLMK Group Almost Halves Occupational Injuries at Russian Sites

18 Dec 2014 - As a result of implementing OHS programs, NLMK Group has reduced the amount of injuries at its Russian sites from the beginning of 2014 by 40%. At the Lipetsk site, the decrease was approximately 50% year-on-year.

WARN Notices Expire For 8 Alpha Natural Resources Coal Mines in West Virginia

18 Dec 2014 - Alpha Natural Resources Inc. operating affiliates announced that the WARN notices for eight coal mines in West Virginia have expired and the mines and their approximately 750 workers will continue to operate.

EUROFER: Strengthening Trend in EU Steel Market Set to Continue in 2015

17 Dec 2014 - The latest economic surveys show that following a weakening trend in Q3, most indicators have been stabilizing, according to EUROFER.

SunCoke Energy Begins Plan to Downsize Coal Mining Business

17 Dec 2014 - SunCoke Energy Inc. announced it is executing a phased plan to scale back its Coal Mining business.

USW Members Ratify Labor Agreement for AK Steel's Ashland Works

17 Dec 2014 - Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1865 have ratified a new 42-month labor agreement covering more than 800 hourly production and maintenance employees at AK Steel’s Ashland, Ky., plant.

Siemens Management System Cuts Energy Costs of Electrostatic Precipitators in Steel Mills

17 Dec 2014 - With Precon, Siemens Metals Technologies is offering steel works operators an energy management system for electrostatic precipitators in dedusting plants.

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