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This Is Heavy News: Mechel Casts a 50-Metric-Ton Ingot

20 Jul 2017 - Mechel PAO’s Chelyabinsk works in Russia has cast its first 50-metric-ton ingot, officially marking its entry into the oversized special steel market. 

Planned Outage Impacts Quarterly Production At EVRAZ North America

19 Jul 2017 - EVRAZ North America's crude steel production fell 8.3% between the first and second quarters of 2017 on account of a project outage. 

Midrex: DRI Production Remained Stable in 2016

06 Jul 2017 - Global production of direct reduced iron was flat in 2016, despite the industry downturn that occurred in late 2015 and early 2016, according to data maintained by Midrex Technologies Inc. 

Steel Dynamics to Add Rebar Capabilities to Indiana Mill

05 Jul 2017 - U.S.-based Steel Dynamics Inc. plans to add a US$75 million rebar line to its structural and rail mill in Columbia City, Ind., the steelmaker announced on Wednesday. 

Russian Pellet Plant Hits Its Stride

03 Jul 2017 - NLMK Group’s new pelletizing plant has reached a production milestone, producing its 3 millionth metric ton since its November start-up.

Global Steel Production Rose in May

21 Jun 2017 - The world's crude steel production rose to 143.3 million metric tons in May, an increase of 2% over the same month last year, according to World Steel Association figures. 

Hot Demand From Solar Industry Prompts ArcelorMittal to Boost Production of Its Magnelis Steel

09 Jun 2017 - ArcelorMittal has expanded its capacity to make its Magnelis line of coated steel, adapting a hot-dipped galvanizing line in Spain to produce the product, the steelmaker has announced. 

JSW Steel Plans Blast Furnace Overhaul, Closure

08 Jun 2017 - SMS group’s Paul Wurth division has won a contract to reline and expand the No. 3 blast furnace at JSW Steel’s Vijayanagar Works in the Indian state of Karnataka. 

Kentucky Cold-Rolling Processing Plant Opens for Business

07 Jun 2017 - Germany’s Bilstein Group has opened its U.S. cold-rolled mill in Kentucky, with the first coils having rolled off the line in May.

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