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Ukrainian Steelmaker Upgrades Blast Furnace, Adds Coal-Injection System

17 Oct 2016 - ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih chief executive Paramjit Kahlon and Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman ceremonially opened a new pulverized-coal injection system at the company’s No. 9 blast furnace last week.

Worthington Steel Replaces Rolling Mill Gauges

06 Oct 2016 - IMS Systems Inc., a maker of x-ray, isotope and optical measuring systems, has installed two thickness gauges on the 56-inch cold reversing mill at Worthington Steel’s facility in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, the company has announced.

SMS Opens New U.S. Service Center, Dedicated Roll Shops

06 Oct 2016 - SMS Technical Services has opened a new repair and maintenance shop in Arkansas to serve the Big River Steel facility and other regional steelmakers, the company has announced.

With Low Oil Prices, U.S. Mills Lose Relative Energy Advantage

04 Oct 2016 - Not only have falling oil prices lowered the demand for steel pipe and tube, they’ve dulled a cost advantage U.S. steel producers had over their counterparts elsewhere in the world, according to an industry consultant.

Taiwanese Rebar Maker Equipping Itself for Continuous Rolling

30 Sep 2016 - Taiwan’s Tung Ho has ordered a new continuous billet welder for its Taoyuan bar mill, enabling the facility to operate in endless rolling mode.

POSCO Trades the Safety Goggles for Electronic Goggles Through Virtual Tours

27 Sep 2016 - Using some emerging technology, POSCO is giving its customers a chance to see its steel plants without having to travel to them.

Steelmaker Completes Improvements to Furnace Emissions System

26 Sep 2016 - Italy’s Acciaierie Bertoli Safau SpA has upgraded its emissions treatment capabilities, adding a system to better control the release of dioxins.

Kito, Konecranes Ending Alliance, But Not Relationship

26 Sep 2016 - Japan’s Kito Corp. is dissolving its strategic alliance with Konecranes so that it can bid on Konecranes' hoist and crane components business, which is being divested as part of a separate deal, the companies have announced.

Harsco Wins US$40 Million Contract with South American Steelmaker

19 Sep 2016 - Mill contractor Harsco Corp. has signed a new US$40 million agreement with Chile’s largest steelmaker, CAP Huachipato, Harsco announced on Monday.

Linde, Praxair Call Off Merger Discussions

12 Sep 2016 - Industrial gas suppliers Linde AG and Praxair Inc. have ended merger discussions, the companies confirmed on Monday.

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