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Outokumpu to Invest in Utilizing Liquefied Natural Gas in Finland

19 Dec 2014 - Outokumpu is investing approximately €30 million into using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a replacement for propane at its Tornio, Finland, mill.

Seversal Dearborn Acquisition, Strong Auto Market Boost AK Steel’s Q4 Shipments

19 Dec 2014 - AK Steel provided guidance for its fourth quarter 2014 financial results.

ArcelorMittal Signs Contract with STX France Shipyards for Three New Cruise Ships

19 Dec 2014 - ArcelorMittal has signed a new contract with the Saint-Nazaire shipyard to supply a minimum of 116,000 metric tons of steel for the hulls and decks of three giant cruise ships to be built by STX France, following an initial contract signed with STX France in 2013 relating to the construction of the world’s largest cruise ship, in the "Oasis" class and destined for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL).

Electralloy Announces Retirement, Names New Southwest Regional Sales Manager

19 Dec 2014 - Electralloy, a custom producer of specialty and stainless steels, announced the upcoming retirement of long-time sales representative Ed Barnot.

Tenaris Receives Award for Strong Community Involvement in Arkansas

19 Dec 2014 - In November 2014, the Greater Blytheville Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas named Tenaris the county’s Large Business of the Quarter in recognition of extensive community outreach in Arkansas.

U.S. Wire Rod Producers Applaud Decision in Trade Case vs. China

19 Dec 2014 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a final determination that foreign producers of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod are causing injury to U.S. producers.

SDI Shares Q4 Guidance, Sees Steel Demand Trend Remaining Favorable

18 Dec 2014 - Steel Dynamics Inc. provided fourth quarter 2014 earnings guidance, noting that it expects both metal spread and shipments to contract due to seasonality and the continuation of elevated import levels.

New Side Guide System from Siemens Reduces Hot Strip Mill Maintenance Costs

18 Dec 2014 - With the newly developed Eco Slide Disc Solution, Siemens Metals Technologies offers operators of hot strip mills a side guide system which can be adapted to nearly all existing entry guides and elongates the lifetime of wear parts up to 10 times compared to conventional wear plates.

USW Raises Concerns about WTO Decisions on U.S. Countervailing Duty Measures

18 Dec 2014 - United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard has expressed deep concern with the WTO Appellate Body and especially its continuing interference in the administration of U.S. trade remedy laws through interpretations of WTO agreements.

European Parliament Urges EU to Step Up Efforts to Help Steel Industry Out of Crisis

18 Dec 2014 - The EU should step up its efforts to help the steel industry out of the crisis, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) said in a non-binding resolution voted on 17 December 2014.

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