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With a Deal to Divest Its Brazilian Mill, thyssenkrupp Exits Steelmaking in the Americas

22 Feb 2017 - thyssenkrupp AG is ending its decade-long steelmaking venture in the Americas, agreeing to sell its integrated mill in Brazil to Latin American producer Ternium for US$1.33 billion (EUR1.26 billion). 

Big River Disclosed Its First-Month's Production. It's A Lot.

09 Feb 2017 - Start-up Big River Steel produced 63,000 tons of hot-rolled coil in January, its first full month of production, the company has announced.

Rising Demand Prompts NLMK to Reactivate Hot-Dipped Galvanizing Line

06 Feb 2017 - NLMK’s U.S. division has restarted the No. 2 galvanizing line at its Sharon Coating plant in Pennsylvania, the steelmaker announced on Monday.  

U. S. Steel Allots $200 Million for Mill Projects

06 Feb 2017 - United States Steel Corp. said it will invest US$200 million in its mills during the next several years, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana. 

Essar Algoma CEO Blasts Parent Company's Request to Reopen Sales Process

03 Feb 2017 - Essar Steel Algoma chief executive Kalyan Ghosh issued a statement Friday criticizing his company’s corporate parent, calling it “opportunistic” for making another pass at the business during late-stage negotaions with a potential buyer.  

Commerce Department OKs Duties on Stainless Sheet, Strip From China

03 Feb 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has affirmed tariffs of at least 139.5% on stainless sheet and strip from China.

Judge to Union: Keep Strike Talk to Yourself

26 Jan 2017 - The judge presiding over Essar Steel Algoma’s creditor protection case has told union officials to refrain from speaking publicly about negotiations and possible labor actions, reports the local news website

Stainless Producer Sheds Indiana Plate Mill

25 Jan 2017 - Outokumpu has divested its Indiana quarto plate mill for approximately EUR28 million, the stainless steelmaker has announced.

Tenova Wins Order for New Walking Beam Furnace

25 Jan 2017 - Tenova Inc. has been awarded a contract to design and build a walking beam furnace for NLMK Group’s Pennsylvania mill, the equipment supplier announced on Wednesday. 

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.

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