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Tata Expands Capacity With Usha Martin Acquisition

24 Sep 2018 - Indian wire rope manufacturer Usha Martin Ltd. is divesting its special steel plant and other upstream assets to Tata Steel for the equivalent of between US$589.6 million and US$644.5 million, the company has announced. 

Disrupting the Blast Furnace: A Massachusetts Company Is Working on a Technology to Decarbonize Ironmaking

24 Sep 2018 - A startup company that began at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is developing a new ironmaking process that replaces the blast furnace with an electrolytic cell and is hoping to build a large demonstration facility, reports the MIT Technology Review. 

Steelworkers Report a Bit of Progress in U. S. Steel Labor Negotiations

24 Sep 2018 - The United Steelworkers union said it has made some progress in its contract negotiations with United States Steel Corporation and will remain at the bargaining table, for the time being. 

Tenova: Order Shows China's Increasing Interest in EAF Steelmaking

21 Sep 2018 - China’s Yunnan Qujing Iron and Steel Group Phoenix I&S Co. Ltd. has ordered a Tenova Consteel Evolution electric arc furnace, marking the equipment supplier's 13th order for such furnaces in the past 19 months.

China Steel Executive Expects to See Iron Ore Demand Flatten Due to Scrap Displacement

21 Sep 2018 - China bought more than 1 billion metric tons of iron ore last year, but demand will likely plateau as a governmental push to reduce pollution drives a conversion in production routes, the Reuters news service reports.

Name That Steel, and You Could Win This Valuable Prize

20 Sep 2018 - SSAB and Sandvik Materials Technology have asked for the research community’s help in developing a way to track steel products as they move through the value chain, from the mill to end product.

Salzgitter Plate Mill Marks the Start of Work on New Processing Line

19 Sep 2018 - Salzgitter AG subsidiary Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH has broken ground on a EUR150 million heat treat line, marking the start of a project that Salzgitter says is the single largest investment in the heavy plate mill’s history. 

ArcelorMittal Employees Vote to Authorize Strike

19 Sep 2018 - United Steelworkers members have authorized union leaders to call a strike against ArcelorMittal USA, if they deem one necessary. 

Report: India Might Win Limited Section 232 Tariff Exemption

19 Sep 2018 - The Trump administration reportedly has agreed to exempt some Indian steel and aluminum from the Section 232 tariffs announced in March, according to The (India) Economic Times. 

Zekelman Industries Halts Initial Public Offering

19 Sep 2018 - Pipe and tube maker Zekelman Industries has postponed its planned US$750 million initial public offering, saying that its shares weren’t fetching the price it had hoped for, reports the Windsor (Ontario) Star. 

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