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U.S. Commerce Department Affirms Hefty Duties on Chinese Plate

18 Jan 2017 - The U.S. Commerce Department has made its final determinations on a trade case on Chinese cut-to-length plate, setting anti-dumping and countervailing margins of more than 300 percent.

Fire Puts Japanese Plate Mill Out of Commission For Eight Months

18 Jan 2017 - A heavy plate mill in Japan is likely to remain off-line for the next eight months following a fire that damaged the facility. 

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. 

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.

NLMK to Install New Walking Beam Furnace at U.S. Mill

29 Dec 2016 - NLMK Group will invest an estimated US$80 million in a new reheat furnace for its U.S. sheet mill in Pennsylvania, the company has announced. 

Sweden's SSAB Contracts for Automation System Upgrade

22 Dec 2016 - SSAB Europe has awarded a contract to Primetals Technologies for a new automation system at its mill in Raahe, Finland. 

SDI Starts Up New Paint Line at Mississippi Sheet Mill

21 Dec 2016 - Steel Dynamics Inc. has finished installing a new continuous paint line at its Mississippi sheet plant and coated its first coil there, according to the vendor on the project. 

Big River Rolls Out Its First Coil

14 Dec 2016 - Big River Steel has fired up the meltshop and hot mill at its US$1.3 billion facility and has produced its first coil, the steelmaker announced on Wednesday.

U.S. Steel to Restart Idled Strip Mill

13 Dec 2016 - United States Steel Corp. said it will bring back up the idled hot strip mill at its Granite City Works in Illinois to maintain production as other mills undergo maintenance outages, the steelmaker announced on Tuesday. 

Stelco Takes Another Step Toward Completing Restructuring

12 Dec 2016 - Canada’s Stelco Inc. said it will move ahead with plans to be sold to New York investment firm Bedrock Industries and will seek court approval for the deal. 

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