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Optima Specialty Steel Exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

17 Nov 2017 - Optima Specialty Steel Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of special bar quality steel, cold-drawn pipe and tube and other specialty products, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a new executive at the helm and a new name.  

Cleveland-Cliffs COO Announces December Retirement

17 Nov 2017 - P. Kelly Tompkins, chief operating officer at iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. 

TimkenSteel Cleaning Up After Ladle Spill

17 Nov 2017 - No injuries were reported after molten steel spilled from a ladle and burned through three floors at TimkenSteel Corp.’s Harrison Plant in Canton, Ohio, USA, according to reports. 

Steelworkers Again Reject TimkenSteel Labor Agreement

17 Nov 2017 - Union employees at TimkenSteel Corp.’s Canton, Ohio, USA, facilities have rejected a tentative labor agreement for the second time in as many months.

Nucor Plans US$180 Million Investment in Illinois Bar Mill

16 Nov 2017 - Nucor Corp. said it selected a site for its planned merchant bar expansion, choosing its Bourbonnais, Ill., USA, rebar plant for the US$180 million investment. 

TimkenSteel, United Steelworkers Reach Tentative Labor Deal

13 Nov 2017 - Three weeks after unionized workers at TimkenSteel’s Canton, Ohio, USA, facilities rejected a four-year labor agreement, the company and union negotiators have come to terms on a revised deal. 

ArcelorMittal Allots Nearly US$300 Million for 2018 Capital Projects

13 Nov 2017 - ArcelorMittal USA is budgeting for US$276 million in capital spending for next year, with much of that being set aside for its integrated mills in northern Indiana, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana.

SunCoke Energy Appoints Seasoned Steel Executive to its Helm

10 Nov 2017 - A veteran steel industry executive will succeed SunCoke Energy Inc. chairman and chief executive Frederick “Fritz” A. Henderson, who announced on Friday that he will retire at the end of the month. 

Mexican Furnace Maker Expands Through U.S. Acquisition

10 Nov 2017 - Industrial furnace manufacturer Nutec Bickley has acquired the key assets of U.S.-based Olson Industries for an undisclosed amount. 

Former U.S. Steel Executive Joins Harsco Board

10 Nov 2017 - Mill services contractor Harsco Corp. has elected Mario Longhi to its board of directors, the company has announced. 

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