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Great Lakes Iron Ore Shipments Increased in 2016

17 Jan 2017 - The Soo Locks, which are a vital link between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes, have closed for annual maintenance, marking the end of the 2016 shipping season. And while overall cargo volumes were down, iron ore shipments increased 7.8 percent, reports the MLive news site. 

ArcelorMittal Wins Long-Term Supply Deal for Coke Byproduct

17 Jan 2017 - ArcelorMittal’s U.S. division has struck up long-term agreements to sell coal tar to Koppers Inc., a manufacturer of wood-treatment chemicals and carbon compounds.

Tenova Acquires U.S.-Based Material Handling Systems Business

17 Jan 2017 - Tenova TAKRAF has acquired the assets of FMC Technologies’ materials handling systems unit for an undisclosed amount, the company has announced. 

TMK Forecasts Improving Conditions in 2017

16 Jan 2017 - Oil country tubular goods maker TMK said it expects the U.S. oil and gas market will continue to recover this year on the back of global rebalancing, spurring increased pipe consumption. 

Vietnamese Steel Processor Orders New Paint Line

16 Jan 2017 - Vietnam’s Ton Dong A Corp. has awarded a contract to Danieli Fata Hunter for a continuous coil coating line at its new plant in the province of Binh Duong province. 

Custom Refractory Linings Maker Expands Operation

16 Jan 2017 - U.S.-based ArmorMax Engineered Products, which sells custom ceramic fiber and refractory products, has opened a new manufacturing and repair facility in eastern Pennsylvania. 

Tata Steel Puts Eyes in the Sky

16 Jan 2017 - Puns not intended, but Tata Steel has launched a pilot program that employs unmanned aerial vehicles to help monitor operations at one of its iron ore mines, the steelmaker announced on Monday. 

Essar Minnesota Sues Parent for US$1 Billion and Hopes to Restart Project

13 Jan 2017 - The former Essar Steel Minnesota, which hopes to complete its half-finished taconite mine and pellet plant in Minnesota, has filed a lawsuit against parent Essar Global, alleging “a myriad of damaging actions” that helped starve it of cash, according to news reports.  

Tata Negotiating Pay-Out to End pension Fund Guarantee Held on Steel Plant

13 Jan 2017 - Trustees of Tata Steel’s U.K. pension fund are negotiating a potential pay-out from the steelmaker in exchange for releasing a guarantee held on its Dutch steel works, according to reports.

Nippon Steel Asks for Production Help Following Fire

13 Jan 2017 - Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. has asked competitors for help in meeting orders after a fire damaged its heavy plate mill in western Japan.

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