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voestalpine Breaks Ground for HBI/DRI Plant in Texas

23 Apr 2014 - After about a year of preparation, Wolfgang Eder, CEO of voestalpine, broke ground today for the construction of a direct reduction plant in Texas.

Steel Technologies to Acquire Stripco

23 Apr 2014 - Steel Technologies LLC announced its agreement to purchase Stripco LLC, Stripco Sales Co. LLC, and Stripco Express Inc. (collectively, “Stripco”).

Abakan Subsidiary Receives EPA Funding to Develop CermaClad as Alternative to Galvanizing

23 Apr 2014 - Abakan Inc., an emerging leader in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, announced that its majority owned subsidiary, MesoCoat Inc., received a Phase One SBIR Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a six month project to develop CermaClad™, Abakan's environmentally friendly high-speed large-area metal cladding technology, as a replacement alternative for the highly toxic galvanizing process currently in use.

U.S. Agency Announces Dumping Margins in Rebar Trade Case

23 Apr 2014 - On 21 April 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey.

Kobe Steel Provides License to FLSmidth for Iron Ore Pellet Process

23 Apr 2014 - Kobe Steel Ltd. of Japan and FLSmidth Private Limited of India have entered into an exclusive license agreement enabling the Indian partner to market, design and construct iron ore pellet plants using Kobe Steel’s pelletizing process called the KOBELCO Pelletizing System.

ATI Seeing Sustainable Improvement, Demand Growth from Most of Its End Markets

23 Apr 2014 - Allegheny Technologies Inc. reported first quarter 2014 sales of US$987.3 million and a loss from continuing operations attributable to ATI of US$18.1 million, or US$(0.17) per share.

STEC-Roll from SMS Siemag Optimizes Casting Process at SSAB Iowa

22 Apr 2014 - For its continuous slab caster in Montpelier, Iowa, SSAB ordered twelve STEC roll lines from SMS Siemag for use in the casting bow.

voestalpine Begins Producing Ultrahigh-Strength Automotive Components in the U.S.

22 Apr 2014 - The voestalpine Group’s 17th production site in the U.S. began operation today.

Kobe Steel’s New Hot-Metal Treatment Plant Starts Up at Kakogawa Works

22 Apr 2014 - Kobe Steel Ltd.’s new hot-metal treatment plant has gone into operation at its Kakogawa Works in western Japan.

Global Steel Production Rose Further in March 2014

22 Apr 2014 - World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141 million metric tons (million metric tons) in March 2014, an increase of 2.7% compared to March 2013.

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