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Harsco Extends, Expands Role at Two Overseas Mills

23 Jan 2017 - Mill services contractor Harsco Corp. has signed agreements worth more than US$100 million to provide services to mills in China and Brazil, the company announced on Monday. 

Custom Refractory Linings Maker Expands Operation

16 Jan 2017 - U.S.-based ArmorMax Engineered Products, which sells custom ceramic fiber and refractory products, has opened a new manufacturing and repair facility in eastern Pennsylvania. 

Tata Steel Puts Eyes in the Sky

16 Jan 2017 - Puns not intended, but Tata Steel has launched a pilot program that employs unmanned aerial vehicles to help monitor operations at one of its iron ore mines, the steelmaker announced on Monday. 

Danieli Acquires Italian Robotics Company

12 Jan 2017 - Danieli has acquired Italy’s Telerobot Labs, which designs and builds robotic systems for a number of fields, the equipment manufacturer has announced.

Altra Industrial Finalizes Purchase of Clutches and Brakes Maker

06 Jan 2017 - U.S.-based Altra Industrial Motion Corp. has closed on its deal to acquire the Stromag unit of Britain’s GKN plc.  

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Orders New Power Plant Boiler

06 Jan 2017 - ArcelorMittal Dofasco has awarded to a contract to The Babcock & Wilcox Co. for a replacement boiler at its Hamilton, Ontario, mill.

NLMK to Install New Walking Beam Furnace at U.S. Mill

29 Dec 2016 - NLMK Group will invest an estimated US$80 million in a new reheat furnace for its U.S. sheet mill in Pennsylvania, the company has announced. 

With Approvals in Hand, Konecranes Plans to Finalize Terex Deal in Early 2017

22 Dec 2016 - The European Commission has given the green light to a deal in which Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes plc will sell its hoist and crane components business to an American company. The approval clears the way for Konecranes to finalize the sale of its port solutions and material handling business to U.S.-based Terex Corp. 

Sweden's SSAB Contracts for Automation System Upgrade

22 Dec 2016 - SSAB Europe has awarded a contract to Primetals Technologies for a new automation system at its mill in Raahe, Finland. 

U.S. Steel to Restart Idled Strip Mill

13 Dec 2016 - United States Steel Corp. said it will bring back up the idled hot strip mill at its Granite City Works in Illinois to maintain production as other mills undergo maintenance outages, the steelmaker announced on Tuesday. 

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