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Czech Mill Plans Caster Mold Improvements

16 Oct 2017 - ArcelorMittal’s unit in the Czech Republic, ArcelorMittal Ostrava, is upgrading a round bloom caster with a mold that uses fiber optics to read temperatures instead of thermocouples.

Italian Mill Orders Remotely Operated Taphole Equipment

13 Oct 2017 - Italy’s Acciaierie Bertoli Safau has ordered an equipment package that will eliminate the need to man the eccentric bottom taphole sump panel. 

Heat Treat Equipment Maker Wins Orders for Annealing Facility Expansions

13 Oct 2017 - voestalpine is expanding its new bell annealing facility in Linz, Austria, adding four high-temperature workbases, according to the equipment supplier, Ebner Industrieofenbau. 

Primetals Completes Overhaul of Rebar Mill

11 Oct 2017 - Russian long products manufacturer Abinsk Electric Steel has completed an overhaul of its meltshop and billet caster, according to the equipment supplier on the project. 

Minnesota Governor Puts Support Behind Firm's Effort to Revive Stalled Iron Ore Project

04 Oct 2017 - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has given his blessing to a firm looking to rescue the stalled Essar Steel Minnesota iron ore mine and taconite plant, reports the (Minneapolis, Minn.) Star Tribune. 

Stelco Hopes to Enable Auto Steel Sales Through IPO

03 Oct 2017 - Three months removed from creditor protection, Canadian steelmaker Stelco is considering an initial public offering to help it pay for improvements to its facilities.

Ternium to Build New Plants in Mexico, Colombia

02 Oct 2017 - Latin American steelmaker Ternium is investing more than US$1 billion in a new hot rolling mill in Mexico and a new rebar mill in Colombia, each of which are intended to displace imports into the countries. 

Nippon Steel President Doesn't Discard Possibility of New Asian Integrated Plant

02 Oct 2017 - Although Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. president Kosei Shindo has said the company would stay away from building new integrated plants, it isn’t ruling out the possibility. 

Report: Stelco Hopes to Raise CA$150 Million Through IPO

29 Sep 2017 - Three months after emerging from creditor protection, the new owner of Canada’s Stelco will look to take the company public. 

ArcelorMittal Allocates US$1B for Improvements to Mexican Operations

29 Sep 2017 - ArcelorMittal said it plans to invest US$1 billion over the next three years to expand and modernize its Mexican operations.

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