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Big River's Newest Employee Is a Supercomputer

20 Mar 2017 - Big River Steel has contracted with a Silicon Valley start-up that will incorporate its supercomputer-powered machine learning technology into the steelmaker’s day-to-day operations, the companies announced on Monday.

Harsco Looks to Offer New Recycling Technologies Through Partnership

13 Mar 2017 - Mill contractor Harsco Corp. plans to introduce the mills it services to new wastewater and recycling technologies through a partnership with a U.K. firm specializing in water treatment.

Conveyor Roller Manufacturer Sold to Canada's Metal 7

02 Mar 2017 - Enduride, a Canadian manufacturer of conveyor rollers and idlers, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount, according to an announcement.  ​

Danieli Corus Ships First Hydraulic Gearbox for Blast Furnace Top-Charging Systems

27 Feb 2017 - Danieli Corus and Danieli Centro Metallics have shipped their first DANCU gearbox to a Ukrainian steel mill that is replacing its top-charging system. 

New Rotary Discharge Machine Put Into Service at Australian Steelworks

24 Feb 2017 - AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH has built and installed a new rotary discharge machine serving the coke handling system at BlueScope Steel Ltd.’s Port Kembla Works in New South Wales, Australia.

HarbisonWalker International Plans New Refractories Plant

22 Feb 2017 - Refractories manufacturer HarbisonWalker International plans to build a US$30 million monolithic refractories plant in the Ohio River Valley, the company has announced.  

Nucor-Yamato Steel Upgrade Incorporates Voith Driveline Products

22 Feb 2017 - Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. has chosen two Voith driveline products as part of recent upgrades to its No. 2 rolling mill, Voith tells AIST’s Steel News.  

CB&I Issues Pink Slips as SunCoke Energy Contract Expires

21 Feb 2017 - Contractor CB&I is laying off 149 employees at the SunCoke Energy coke plant in Indiana, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana. 

Dover Hydraulics Expands Southeast U.S. Facility

20 Feb 2017 - Ohio-based Dover Hydraulics is expanding its southeastern U.S. service center, a project that will double its square footage in addition to adding new capacity for projects, the company has announced. 

Engineering Firm Creates New Department to Help Fulfill More Extensive Orders

31 Jan 2017 - Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Bloom Engineering has appointed a company veteran to lead its newly created project management department.   

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