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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.

Indian Coking Coal Demand Poised for Significant Increase

23 Jun 2016 - India’s coking coal demand is likely to increase by 45 percent by 2020 as the country looks to expand its steel production, according to The (India) Economic Times.

Billiton Forecasts Increased Demand for Coking Coal

21 Jun 2016 - BHP Billiton Ltd. said it believes that a rise in steel production from emerging economies – India’s economy especially – will drive long-term demand growth for coking coal, reports the Bloomberg news service.

Allegheny Technologies JV Orders New Cold Mill to Make Super Thin and Very Wide Strip

15 Jun 2016 - Shanghai STAL Precision Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. has awarded a contract to the Fives industrial engineering group for a cold rolling mill capable of rolling ultra-thin stainless strip at full commercial widths, the company has announced.

Cliffs Natural Resources Moves Up Restart Schedule for Idled Mine

09 Jun 2016 - Iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources will reopen an idled Minnesota mine two months sooner than planned after securing third- and fourth-quarter orders from a new customer, the company announced on Thursday.

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