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U. S. Steel Takes Two BFs Out of Service, Postpones Capital Projects

27 Mar 2020 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden deterioration in the oil and gas markets, United States Steel Corporation is idling two blast furnaces and delaying a number of capital projects.

U.S. Imports Fall to 10-Year Low in February

26 Mar 2020 - U.S. steel imports fell slightly more than 38% in February 2020, dropping to a level not seen since 2009, reports commodities news and pricing service Argus. 

Indian Steel Producers Set COVID-19 Curtailments

26 Mar 2020 - JSW Steel, Tata Steel and ArcelorMittal are all pulling back on production despite exceptions that allow them to run during the country’s national COVID-19 lockdown. 

thyssenkrupp, Labor Union Agree to Long-Term Strategic Plan, Coronavirus Curtailments 

25 Mar 2020 - thyssenkrupp and the IG Metall labor union have come to terms on a plan in which the company will shed 3,000 steel jobs over six years, but will invest EUR800 million in its plants during that time, thyssenkrupp has announced. 

voestalpine Idles Blast Furnace; Closes Global Sites

25 Mar 2020 - voestalpine has closed facilities in Europe, South America and the U.S. and will temporarily reduce hours at other European sites as global economy slows.  

North American Auto Plants Postpone Restarts

25 Mar 2020 - Ford, Toyota and Hyundai are extending coronavirus shutdowns of their North American plants, and Kia has announced its intention to temporarily stop production in the U.S., reports WardsAuto. 

Primetals Technologies Announces Start of New Pickling Line

25 Mar 2020 - China’s Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. has started up a new continuous pickling line built by Primetals Technologies. 

Paul Wurth: Reline Complete at Dillinger Hüttenwerke BF

25 Mar 2020 - Paul Wurth recently finished a modernization of the slag granulation plant at AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger).

U. S. Steel Idles Ohio, Texas Tube Mills

24 Mar 2020 - United States Steel Corporation has informed workers that will indefinitely idle its seamless tube plant in Lorain, Ohio, as well as its Lone Star tubular operations in Texas, reports The (Elyria, Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram newspaper. 

ArcelorMittal, Gerdau Idling Some North American Assets 

24 Mar 2020 - Some North American producers have announced production curtailments following word that automakers would temporarily halt production lines amidst the spread of the coronavirus.  

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