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Union Local Says It Will Get Behind U. S. Steel Canada Sale

23 Nov 2016 - A United Steelworkers union local said it will lend tentative support to a private investment firm’s bid to acquire U. S. Steel Canada, reports the CBC.

Steelmaker Returns Blast Furnace to Service

21 Nov 2016 - ArcelorMittal has restarted a blast furnace at its Indiana Harbor plant in Indiana to support the Mexican auto market, according to The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana.

Judge: Essar Minnesota Can Keep Public Mineral Leases -- For Now

17 Nov 2016 - A federal judge has ruled that the state of Minnesota can’t yet rescind bankrupt Essar Steel Minnesota’s public mineral leases, which now will remain a part of the company’s bankruptcy case at least until February, reports the Duluth News Tribune.

Salzgitter Deploys New Volume Measurement System

17 Nov 2016 - Germany’s Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH has installed a laser measuring system at its coke bunker, the company that supplied the technology has announced.

Texas HBI Plant to Ramp Up to Full Production By Year's End, voestalpine Says

09 Nov 2016 - voestalpine's new direct reduction plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, is expected to be at full production by the end of the year and will begin regular shipments to customers, the company has said. 

Paul Wurth Secures Contracts to Outfit New Blast Furnace

08 Nov 2016 - EVRAZ has awarded contracts to blast furnace engineering firm Paul Wurth for equipment associated with the new blast furnace at the steelmaker’s Nizhny Tagil plant in Russia.

MMK Awards Contract for Sinter Plant Equipment

02 Nov 2016 - China’s Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co. Ltd. has won a RUB6.7 billion contract to equip a new sinter plant in Russia.

U. S. Steel Keeps Electric Furnace Plans on the Burner, Hopes to Soon Finalize Stelco Sale

02 Nov 2016 - An electric arc furnace remains in the cards for United States Steel Corp. -- it’s only a matter of finding the right time and place to make the investment, the company’s chief executive said Wednesday.

Quebec Acquires Stake in Direct Shipping Ore Project

28 Oct 2016 - The Quebec provincial government has signed an agreement to acquire an 18% equity stake in Tata Steel Minerals Canada for CA$125 million, according to one of the partners in the business.

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.

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