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Steel Company Revives Scottish Plate Mills

28 Sep 2016 - Liberty Steel has recommissioned two affiliated plate mills in Scotland and is looking to eventually increase production to 500,000 metric tons annually, according to the Reuters news service.

Chilean Steelmaker Produces First Heat of Nanotech Rebar Steel

27 Sep 2016 - MMFX Technologies Corp. has established a production partnership with CAP Steel, which has produced its first heat of MMFX’s ChrōmX 9100 concrete-reinforcing steel at its Huachipato plant in Talcahuano, Chile, according to announcement.

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.

Chinese Steel Production Proving Difficult to Curb

27 Sep 2016 - If China really intends to cut its excess steelmaking capacity, then the effort is off to a lousy start, reports the Bloomberg news service.

Tata Steel Opens Pension Talks with Labor Representatives

26 Sep 2016 - Tata Steel executives are meeting with labor leaders at its U.K. steel works as the steelmaker looks for an agreement on changes to its pension plan, according to reports.

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.

'It's Never Easy to Resolve This Issue,' Says OECD Steel Committee Chairman

23 Sep 2016 - The outgoing chairman of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s steel committee says “many difficulties lie ahead” as the world looks for agreements to bring steelmaking capacity in line with demand.

Chinese Steelmakers Trying to Evade U.S. Import Tariffs, American Steelmakers Allege

23 Sep 2016 - Several U.S. steelmakers are accusing their Chinese counterparts of circumventing newly imposed tariffs on cold-rolled and corrosion-resistant steels by diverting products into another country before exporting them.

Boasteel Merger May Just Be the Beginning of Chinese Steel Industry Consolidation

20 Sep 2016 - The merger of China’s Baosteel and Wuhan Iron and Steel Group might be the first of several mergers among the country’s steel producers, reports the Bloomberg news service.

Report: Proposed Merger of China's Baosteel, Wuhan Iron and Steel Wins Regulatory Approval

19 Sep 2016 - A plan to merge two of China’s largest steelmakers into a single entity with more than 60 million tons of capacity has received regulatory approval, reports Caixin magazine.

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