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HarbisonWalker Begins Firing Up Ohio Refractories Facility

21 Mar 2018 - U.S. refractories manufacturer HarbisonWalker International has finished construction of its new monolithic refractories plant and is starting up operations.

Big River Might Make Expansion Decision This Year

20 Mar 2018 - Big River Steel executive Mark Bula said he believes his company will make the call on an expansion sometime this year.

Consultant: New Oil, Gas Wells Will Be Plentiful, Deeper, and Steel Intensive

20 Mar 2018 - U.S. oil and gas exploration companies are forecast to drill around 16,000 new wells annually over the next five years, supporting demand for oil country tubular goods and line pipe, according to S&P Global Platts consultant Nicole Leonard.

A New Business for Old Blast Furnaces? Probably Not, Says Cliffs CEO

20 Mar 2018 - Although idled North American blast furnaces conceivably could find a second life producing merchant pig iron, the likelihood that they will is low, said Lourenco Goncalves, chairman and chief executive of iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Policy Expert Criticizes Argument Behind Section 232 Decision

20 Mar 2018 - The Trump administration fails to make an adequate argument for imposing steel tariffs on national security concerns and will likely face numerous legal challenges, a former economic and trade policy adviser to President Bush said on Tuesday.

Indiana Steelmaker Expects Increase in Q1 Earnings

19 Mar 2018 - Steel Dynamics Inc. is forecasting first-quarter earnings of between 88 and 92 cents per diluted share, up nearly 10% over the same quarter last year. 

Steel Tariffs Might Allow for Plant Restart

15 Mar 2018 - President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a 25% tariff on domestically imported steel continues to reverberate around the world. Here are some of the recent developments arising from the decision. 

Japan's Largest Steelmaker Extends International Reach With Ovako Acquisition

15 Mar 2018 - Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (NSSMC) is acquiring Swedish specialty steelmaker Ovako AB for an undisclosed amount. 

Essar Steel Might Have a New Plant in Its Future

15 Mar 2018 - ArcelorMittal president Aditya Mittal said the company will consider building a new steel plant in India if it wins the bidding for Essar Steel, reports the Business Line newspaper. 

China's January, February Steel Production Exceeds Expectations

14 Mar 2018 - High steel prices pushed China’s daily steel output up more than 5% in January and February, according to the Reuters news service. 

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