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Essar Algoma Seeks Wage Cut From Steelworkers Union

23 Jan 2017 - Canada’s Essar Steel Algoma, which continues to operate under creditor protection, might now headed toward a showdown with the United Steelworkers union.

SAIL Says It Can Roll Rail in Record Lengths Now

23 Jan 2017 - The Steel Authority of India has put a new universal rail mil into service at its Bhilai facility, giving it the ability to produce single strands in lengths of up to 130 meters, reports The (India) Economic Times.  

Harsco Extends, Expands Role at Two Overseas Mills

23 Jan 2017 - Mill services contractor Harsco Corp. has signed agreements worth more than US$100 million to provide services to mills in China and Brazil, the company announced on Monday. 

Report: Serbian Mill Ends Seven Years of Losses

20 Jan 2017 - Less than a year after acquiring Serbia’s Zelezara Smederevo steel works, China’s Hesteel Group said it has returned the facility to profitability, reports Xinhua, China’s official news agency. 

Tubemaker Starts Up Revamped ERW Line

20 Jan 2017 - SMS group has completed upgrades to a high-frequency ERW tube line for Italy’s Arvedi Tubi Acciaio. 

Evraz Sees North American Production Fall in 2016

19 Jan 2017 - Weak demand for rail and tube, along with extended outages, led to a 24 percent decline in crude steel production at Evraz’s two North American mini-mills. 

Russian Steelmaker Selects Primetals for Blast Furnace Automation

19 Jan 2017 - Primetals Technologies has won an order to supply the instrumentation and the automation and electrical equipment for a Russian steel works’ new blast furnace. 

Former U.S. Steel Executive Will Oversee Federal Reserve Bank

19 Jan 2017 - Retired U. S. Steel Corp. chairman and chief executive John P. Surma has been named chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

China Exceeds 2016 Capacity Cut Target, But Much More Remains

19 Jan 2017 - Although China cut up to 80 million metric tons of steel capacity last year, much of it was already idle and did little to reduce output, reports the Reuters news service. 

U.S. Commerce Department Affirms Hefty Duties on Chinese Plate

18 Jan 2017 - The U.S. Commerce Department has made its final determinations on a trade case on Chinese cut-to-length plate, setting anti-dumping and countervailing margins of more than 300 percent.

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