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Report: China Weighing Plan to Combine Steelmakers

02 Aug 2016 - Chinese officials are thinking about consolidating some of the country’s largest steelmakers into two behemoth companies, according to the Bloomberg news service.

Nucor Executives See Much Potential in Texas Plate Mill Acquisition

21 Jul 2016 - Nucor executives are upbeat about the company’s US$29 million investment in a Texas plate mill, saying it is a well-run, well-equipped facility that will give Nucor access to new value-added niche markets.

Northwest Pipe to Curtail Water Pipe Capacity, Announces Plant Closure

13 Jul 2016 - Washington-based Northwest Pipe Co. is closing its Denver, Colo., facility in an effort to reduce its steel water pipe production capacity, the company has announced.

Two Chinese Steelmakers Explore Mega-Merger

27 Jun 2016 - Baosteel Group Corp. and Wuhan Iron & Steel Group Corp., two of China’s largest steelmakers, are considering a merger, potentially creating a company that could rival No. 1 ArcelorMittal SA, according to reports.

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