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Global Steel Production Declined in April 

28 May 2020 - Global crude steel production fell an estimated 13.5% in April to 136.4 million metric tons, according to new numbers from the World Steel Association. 

Former Big River Executive Joins Safety Tech Company

28 May 2020 - A former member of the Big River Steel startup team has taken a role with a safety-focused technology company.  

Chinese Mills Gobbled Up Scrap in 2019 

28 May 2020 - China’s steel scrap consumption surged 15% in 2019, further cementing its position as the world’s biggest user of scrap, according to a new report from the Bureau of International Recycling. 

Report: China’s Steel Output Up, Inventories Down

26 May 2020 - Output from China Iron and Steel Association member producers rose to 2.08 million metric tons per day in mid-May, the second-highest level in five years, reports commodities news and pricing service Argus.  

Wire Rod Producer Turns to Primetals Technologies for New Mills

26 May 2020 - Primetals Technologies has received an order for three high-speed wire rod mills from a customer in China, the equipment supplier reports. 

NLMK Sees Emissions Reduction Through Equipment Upgrade

26 May 2020 - NLMK Group’s flagship facility in Lipetsk, Russia, has concluded performance testing on new emissions control equipment and found that it is meeting design targets, the company has said. 

O’Neal Steel Readies New Facility 

26 May 2020 - Steel service center O’Neal Steel is preparing to open a 64,000-square-foot facility in northwestern Missouri next month. 

AHSS Is a Superb Material for This Car Part

26 May 2020 -   As the vehicles of tomorrow increasingly to look to be shared, autonomous and battery-powered, advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) will provide solutions to engineering and design problems. One area they are already having an impact is on battery enclosures, according to George Coates, technical director of WorldAutoSteel. 

Keeping the Steel Industry Connected

23 May 2020 - These challenging times demand teamwork, so steel industry personnel are working closely together —but at least six feet apart. And likely farther than that, since many are working from home.

Danieli Caster First to Produce Extra-Large Beam Blank

22 May 2020 - A new, Danieli-built caster has reached a production milestone within months of a start-up – it produced what’s billed as the world’s largest beam blank and immediately topped out its capacity in the first cast. 

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