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Canadian Ore Producer Set to Begin Work on New Mine

23 Feb 2017 - Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada will invest CA$79 million to open a new open-pit mine in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

With a Deal to Divest Its Brazilian Mill, thyssenkrupp Exits Steelmaking in the Americas

22 Feb 2017 - thyssenkrupp AG is ending its decade-long steelmaking venture in the Americas, agreeing to sell its integrated mill in Brazil to Latin American producer Ternium for US$1.33 billion (EUR1.26 billion). 

New Tata Steel Works Finding Its Stride

21 Feb 2017 - Tata Steel’s new Kalinganagar works in India has reached a new production milestone – it has achieved 2 million metric tons of hot metal, reports The (India) Economic Times.  

Big River Disclosed Its First-Month's Production. It's A Lot.

09 Feb 2017 - Start-up Big River Steel produced 63,000 tons of hot-rolled coil in January, its first full month of production, the company has announced.

Rising Demand Prompts NLMK to Reactivate Hot-Dipped Galvanizing Line

06 Feb 2017 - NLMK’s U.S. division has restarted the No. 2 galvanizing line at its Sharon Coating plant in Pennsylvania, the steelmaker announced on Monday.  

Tata Steel May Add 2 Million Tons of Capacity to New Steel Works

30 Jan 2017 - A Tata Steel executive said the company will seek board approval for plans to expand a planned second phase of construction on its new Kalinganagar Works sometime by the midpoint of the year.

The World Made More Steel in 2016; Not So in the U.S.

25 Jan 2017 - Although the world’s crude steel output rose slightly in 2016, production in the United States dipped 0.3%, according to the World Steel Association. 

Evraz Sees North American Production Fall in 2016

19 Jan 2017 - Weak demand for rail and tube, along with extended outages, led to a 24 percent decline in crude steel production at Evraz’s two North American mini-mills. 

Fire Puts Japanese Plate Mill Out of Commission For Eight Months

18 Jan 2017 - A heavy plate mill in Japan is likely to remain off-line for the next eight months following a fire that damaged the facility. 

Great Lakes Iron Ore Shipments Increased in 2016

17 Jan 2017 - The Soo Locks, which are a vital link between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes, have closed for annual maintenance, marking the end of the 2016 shipping season. And while overall cargo volumes were down, iron ore shipments increased 7.8 percent, reports the MLive news site. 

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