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Alacero Forecasts Sees Steel Consumption on the Rise in 2017

27 Oct 2016 - Latin America’s steel consumption is expected to drop 6.5% this year, but is forecast to partially rebound in 2017 on growth in its major markets, according to the Latin American Steel Association.

Goncalves: Cliffs Determined to Build DRI Plant

27 Oct 2016 - Saying that his company's future growth will depend on its ability to supply America's electric arc furnaces, Cliffs Natural Resources chief executive Lourenco Goncalves promised to build a direct reduction plant somewhere in the Great Lakes region.

Allegheny Technologies Moves to Permanently Shut Down Two Mills

27 Oct 2016 - Specialty metals producer Allegheny Technologies Inc. is permanently closing two idled mills in southwestern Pennsylvania, marking its exit from the grain-oriented electrical steel market and a step back from the commodity stainless market.

AK Steel Fires Up Modified Hot-Dipped Galvanizing Line

26 Oct 2016 - AK Steel Corp. has completed a US$29 million upgrade to the hot-dipped galvanizing line at its Dearborn works in Michigan, executives have announced.

CMC Expands Fabrication Operations Through Hawaiian Acquisition

26 Oct 2016 - A Commercial Metals Co. subsidiary has signed a deal to acquire a Hawaiian rebar fabricator for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on Wednesday.

More Than 2 Years in the Making, voestalpine's U.S. HBI Plant Opens

26 Oct 2016 - voestalpine officially opened its US$740 million direct reduction plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Wednesday, marking the end of work on a project that is corporate Austria’s largest-ever U.S. investment and one that will help the company reduce its carbon footprint.

Tata's Change in Leadership Throws European Steel Merger Into Question

25 Oct 2016 - Cyrus Mistry’s ouster as chairman of Tata Sons Ltd. might disrupt the conglomerate’s effort to merge its U.K. strip business with thyssenkrupp’s European steel operations, according to the Bloomberg news service.

German Steelmaker in Talks to Sell Brazilian Plant

25 Oct 2016 - thyssenkrupp might sell its Brazilian steel plant, Companhia Siderúrgica do Atlântico, to Latin American steelmaker Ternium, according to The Wall Street Journal.

U.S. Adds Two More Steel Products to Anti-Dumping Duty List

25 Oct 2016 - U.S. trade officials have made final determinations on two types of steel products from countries in the Middle East and Asia.

ArcelorMittal's Relationship With Shipbuilder Steams Onward

25 Oct 2016 - ArcelorMittal Asturias has reached a milestone in its relationship with shipbuilder STX France, which is about to take delivery of its 100,000th metric ton of steel plate from the steelmaker.

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