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Section 232 Decision Prompts U. S. Steel to Restart Illinois Blast Furnace

07 Mar 2018 - United States Steel Corporation plans to restart the B blast furnace at its Granite City Works in Illinois as a result of President Donald Trump’s proposed blanket tariff on imported steel, the company said on Wednesday. 

SAIL Lights New Blast Furnace, and Another Comes Down for Repair

14 Feb 2018 - The Steel Authority of India Ltd. has blown in a new blast furnace at its Bhilai Steel Plant, reports The (India) Economic Times. 

Tata Steel Might Be Considering Blast Furnace Reline at Welsh Plant

13 Feb 2018 - Tata Steel reportedly is considering a GBP75 million reline of a blast furnace at its Port Talbot Works in Wales, reports The (London) Telegraph. 

Severstal to Light a New Blast Furnace in 2022

07 Feb 2018 - Russia’s PAO Severstal said it plans to build a RUB28 billion (approximately US$486.6 million) blast furnace at its Cherepovets steel works.

Chinese Steelmaker Lights New Blast Furnace

22 Jan 2018 - China’s Shandong Steel Group Rizhao has blown in a new blast furnace and tapped the first batch of hot metal, reports SMS group’s Paul Wurth unit. 

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