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U. S. Steel Foresees Better 2018 Earnings

13 Mar 2018 - United States Steel Corporation has increased its 2018 earnings forecast by 13%, reflecting the restart of an idled blast furnace and the imposition of a 25% tariff on steel imports.

Section 232 Decision Prompts U. S. Steel to Restart Illinois Blast Furnace

07 Mar 2018 - United States Steel Corporation plans to restart the B blast furnace at its Granite City Works in Illinois as a result of President Donald Trump’s proposed blanket tariff on imported steel, the company said on Wednesday. 

Higher Prices, Better Demand Lift North Star BlueScope Sales

26 Feb 2018 - Midwestern U.S. sheet manufacturer North Star BlueScope Steel saw its first-half sales rise 8% on higher steel prices, healthy demand for auto and construction steels, and rising demand in the energy sector. 

China's Average Daily Steel Output Expected to Jump in March

22 Feb 2018 - China’s steel production might “erupt” in mid-March when anti-pollution operating restrictions are lifted, reports the Reuters news service. 

Liberty House Pulls U.S., U.K. Mills Out of the Mothballs

20 Feb 2018 - The United Kingdom’s Liberty House Group has restarted an idled electric arc furnace in England and said it plans to put a closed U.S. wire rod mill back into service within the next four months.

TMK IPSCO Launches IPO, Aims to Raise More than US$465M

30 Jan 2018 - The American arm of Russian tubemaker PAO TMK has launched its initial public offering at US$20 to US$23 per share. 

Canadian Plant Targets 100K Ton Lift in Capacity Through Capital Upgrades

25 Jan 2018 - ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada will invest nearly CA$70 million (approximately US$56.8 million) in its Contrecoeur, Que., facilities over the next three years, the company has announced. 

World Steel Association: Global Production Rose in 2017

24 Jan 2018 - Global crude steel production rose 5.3% in 2017, according to preliminary data from the World Steel Association. 

Fire Damages AK Steel Mill

22 Jan 2018 - AK Steel Corp. has begun repairing the steel shop at its Middletown, Ohio, mill after molten steel escaped from a ladle and damaged the facility.   

Commercial Metals Company to Launch Branded Rebar Production at South Carolina Mill

19 Jan 2018 - Commercial Metals Company (CMC) is gearing up its Cayce, S.C., USA, rebar mill to produce the ChrōmX line of rebar acquired through its purchase of MMFX Technologies Corp. 

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