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ArcelorMittal to Cease Rolling Plate at U.S. Mill

19 Sep 2017 - ArcelorMittal USA said it will idle the plate rolling line at its Conshohocken, Pa., mill sometime in the next year on account of low demand and competition from unfairly traded imports.

India Well on Its Way to Meeting Steel Production Target

18 Sep 2017 - India is making strides toward its national goal of lifting steel production to 300 million metric tons, reports the Press Trust of India (PTI).

Nucor to Build New Micro Bar Mill

15 Sep 2017 - Nucor Corp.’s board of directors has given the go-ahead to construction of a new micro-mill somewhere in the Midwestern or southeastern U.S. and approved the expansion of another mill. 

Chinese Steel Production Sets August Record

14 Sep 2017 - China’s steel output climbed to another new monthly record in August as mills cranked out 74.59 million metric tons, reports the Bloomberg news service. 

JFE Blast Furnace Forced Into Unscheduled Outage

12 Sep 2017 - Japan's JFE Steel is temporarily halting iron production at one of its blast furnaces to facilitate repairs on a converter, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. 

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.   

In a Typically Slow Month, China's Steel Production Speeds Up

14 Aug 2017 - China set a new monthly steel production record in July, making slightly more than 74 million metric tons, according to the Reuters news service.

RINL Gains Capacity Through Steel Shop Overhaul

14 Aug 2017 - India’s Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. (RINL) has completed a US$62.4 million overhaul of the No. 1 steel shop at its Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

Nucor Grows Bar Processing Capabilities Through Acquisition

14 Aug 2017 - Nucor Corp. is acquiring approximately 200,000 tons of additional cold-finished bar capacity, the company has announced.

Plate Mill Restarts After Seven-Month Outage

08 Aug 2017 - Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. has restarted the plate mill at its Oita Works more than seven months after a fire burned up an electrical room, the company has announced. 

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