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AUMUND Wins Order for Replacement Rotary Discharge Machine

18 Sep 2017 - voestalpine’s integrated mill in Linz, Austria, has put a new rotary discharge machine on order.

Fire Damages New York Bar Finishing Plant

15 Sep 2017 - U.S.-based Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. is investigating the cause of a fire that damaged the pickling operation at its Dunkirk, N.Y., bar and rod finishing plant. 

Harsco Signs Contracts With Argentinian, Mexican Mills

06 Sep 2017 - Mill services contractor Harsco Corp. has signed multi-year deals worth approximately US$50 million with two Latin American steelmakers. 

After Hurricane Harvey, Tenaris Pushes Back Bay City Schedule

05 Sep 2017 - Tenaris SA said its Houston-area facilities are gradually returning to normal operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but it has pushed back the start-up of rolling operations at its new Bay City, Texas, mill.

AUMUND Receives Order for Coal, Coke Handling Equipment

05 Sep 2017 - Baosteel Group’s Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. has placed an order with AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH for six rotary discharge machines that will be used to withdraw coal and coke from storage silos and covered stockpiles.  

SBQ Meltshop Returns to Service

31 Aug 2017 - Production has resumed at an Illinois meltshop after a breakout disrupted operations for slightly more than two weeks.   

Robotics Company Celebrates Sales Milestone

30 Aug 2017 - Italy’s Polytec has reached a milestone, installing its 100th robotic cell in a steel plant, the company has announced.

Mills Grapple With Graphite Electrode Shortage

22 Aug 2017 - Tight supplies of a key material and rising electric arc furnace steel production are crimping availability of graphite electrodes, sending prices through the roof, according to news and pricing service S&P Global Platts.  

Doedijns Group Acquires U.S. Hydraulic Equipment Maintenance Business

18 Aug 2017 - Alabama-based Hadco Services Inc., which specializes in hydraulic equipment repair and maintenance, has been acquired by Logan Industries International Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Doedijns Group International (DGI). 

Primetals Gives ExxonMobil Lubricants Preferred Status for Rolling Mill Equipment

17 Aug 2017 - ExxonMobil and Primetals Technologies have struck up a partnership through which they’re offering incentives to customers who use ExxonMobil lubricants on certain Primetals equipment. 

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