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Report: Two Killed in Coke Oven Explosion

16 Aug 2017 - Two people were killed and 10 others were injured Tuesday in a coke oven explosion at a Gerdau SA plant in Brazil, according to the Reuters news service. 

ArcelorMittal JV Upgrades Automated Coil Transport System

16 Aug 2017 - ArcelorMittal is investing US$5 million to replace unmanned carts that move coils at its I/N Tek and I/N Kote joint-venture plants in Indiana, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana. 

U.S. Electrode Maker Boosts Capacity Through European Acquisition

15 Aug 2017 - Electric arc furnace (EAF) electrode manufacturer SANGRAF International is acquiring a shuttered graphite electrode plant in central Italy, the company has announced. 

IMF: China's Steel Capacity Reductions Have Had 'Muted' Impact

15 Aug 2017 - The International Monetary Fund said China’s efforts to cut excess steel and coal capacity have had a "muted" impact on its production and that the country could stand to make more aggressive cuts. 

Primetals Wins Contract for Caster Improvements

15 Aug 2017 - Primetals Technologies has been contracted to upgrade a two-strand slab caster at a Taiwanese steel mill, the equipment supplier has announced. 

Looking to the Future, Cliffs Natural Resources Restores Past Name

15 Aug 2017 - North American iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has renamed itself Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., reclaiming the identity it had used for decades.  

In a Typically Slow Month, China's Steel Production Speeds Up

14 Aug 2017 - China set a new monthly steel production record in July, making slightly more than 74 million metric tons, according to the Reuters news service.

Tata Hires Danieli to Upgrade Galv Line

14 Aug 2017 - Danieli has won a contract to upgrade a hot-dipped galvanizing line at Tata Steel Europe’s IJmuiden plant in the Netherlands, the company has announced. 

RINL Gains Capacity Through Steel Shop Overhaul

14 Aug 2017 - India’s Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. (RINL) has completed a US$62.4 million overhaul of the No. 1 steel shop at its Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

Nucor Grows Bar Processing Capabilities Through Acquisition

14 Aug 2017 - Nucor Corp. is acquiring approximately 200,000 tons of additional cold-finished bar capacity, the company has announced.

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