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AHMSA to Source 400–650,000 Annual Tons of HBI from voestalpine

20 Aug 2014 - In a statement on the Mexican stock exchange, Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA) revealed further details about its HBI supply agreement with voestalpine.

Global Crude Steel Capacity Utilization Fell in July

20 Aug 2014 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million metric tons (Mt) in July 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to July 2013.

North American Service Center Shipment Growth Continued in July

20 Aug 2014 - The healthy growth in steel and aluminum shipments exhibited in June 2014 continued into July for both U.S. and Canadian service centers, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) reported.

QuesTek's High Performance Ferrium® M54® Steel Qualified for Navy T-45 Aircraft Hook Shank Production

20 Aug 2014 - QuesTek’s Ferrium M54 steel has been qualified to be used in a demanding Navy aerospace application (T-45 hook shanks), in part because it showed more than twice the component life as the existing steel.

EVRAZ Stratcor Consolidates North American Sales Activities in Chicago

20 Aug 2014 - As part of EVRAZ’s long-term plan to consolidate its vanadium-sales activities serving the steel, titanium, and chemical industries, EVRAZ Stratcor has assumed the responsibility for marketing EVRAZ’s ferrovanadium and Nitrovan® vanadium products sold in North America, effective 8 August 2014.

INTECO Supplying Ruspolymet with VAR Plant; Discussing Strategic Partnership

19 Aug 2014 - In June 2014, Russian special steel producer Ruspolymet assigned INTECO with the engineering and supply of a 6t vacuum arc remelting (VAR) plant.

Russel Metals Benefitting from Strengthening Economy in U.S., Canada

19 Aug 2014 - Russel Metals Inc. announced second quarter 2014 earnings of US$31 million or US$0.50 per share on revenues of US$893 million reflecting strong operating margins in all segments.

Artillery Shelling Shuts Down Four Metinvest Group Plants

19 Aug 2014 - Damage from heavy artillery cut the electricity transmission lines to the cities of Yenakiieve and Khartsyzsk, Ukraine. This led to the full shutdown of production at Yenakiieve Steel, Enakievskiy Koksohimprom and Khartsyzsk Pipe. Avdiivka Coke is still cut off from electricity, Metinvest reports.

Overhead Crane Design-Build Company Now Offers In-House Construction of Box Girder Beams

19 Aug 2014 - Specializing in overhead bridge crane design, build, and installation, Innovated Industrial Services Inc. announces that it has expanded its product line to include construction of box girder beams.

Mechel Reports New Management Appointment

19 Aug 2014 - Mechel OAO reports that Alexey Ivanushkin was appointed first deputy chief executive officer.

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