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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.

China Exported Less Steel in 2016 -- About 4 Million Fewer Metric Tons

13 Jan 2017 - China’s steel exports fell 3.5 percent in 2016 as the country executed on plans to curtail capacity and as improved domestic demand diverted supply, reports the Reuters news service.

Dura-Bond to Restart Idled Tube Mill in Pennsylvania

12 Jan 2017 - Line pipe manufacturer Dura-Bond Industries plans to restart a mothballed United States Steel Corp. tube mill and eventually hire more than 200 people.

AHMSA Sets Production Record in 2016

12 Jan 2017 - Integrated steelmaker Altos Hornos de Mexico said produced a record 4.65 million metric tons in 2016, according to market reporting service S&P Global Platts.

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