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Gerdau Partners With SKF for Maintenance Services

06 Dec 2019 - Gerdau SA has signed a fee-based agreement with bearings and seals maker SKF for parts and remote maintenance services at two of its mills.

Hot Metal Production Resuming at Indiana Steel Works Following Flood

06 Dec 2019 - United States Steel Corporation has restarted two of its Gary, Ind., USA, blast furnaces after a flood knocked them off-line last week, reports commodities news and pricing service S&P Global Platts.

Carpenter Technology Cuts the Ribbon on Additive Manufacturing Center

06 Dec 2019 - Specialty alloys producer Carpenter Technology Corp. has opened a US$40 million, 500,000-square-foot additive manufacturing facility in Alabama, the company has announced.

SSAB Begins Cooling Line Ramp-Up 

05 Dec 2019 - SSAB has started up an accelerated cooling system at its Mobile, Ala., plate and coil mill, according to SSAB Americas head Chuck Schmitt. 

Vale to Exit Brazilian Joint Ventures

05 Dec 2019 - Iron ore producer Vale plans to withdraw from its steel plant joint ventures in Brazil, choosing instead to focus on its mining operations, reports news and commodities pricing service S&P Global Platts. 

Big River’s Texas Expansion Team Hires Economic Development Executive

05 Dec 2019 - The group that is exploring Big River Steel’s potential second mill has hired a former local government official and Congressional aide to assist in the effort. 

SMS-Built Crimping Press Enters Service

05 Dec 2019 - voestalpine Tubulars has started up a new three-die crimping press on its cross piercing elongating line in Austria, according to machine builder SMS group. 

Cleveland-Cliffs to Acquire AK Steel 

03 Dec 2019 - Iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is moving to vertically integrate and enter the steelmaking business, reaching a deal to acquire AK Steel Corp. for approximately US$1.1 billion in stock.

INTECO Bags Order for Nucor Vacuum Degasser

02 Dec 2019 - Austrian melting and casting specialist INTECO has won a contract to install a new vacuum degasser at a Nucor Corp. bar mill. 

Trump Promises Section 232 Tariff on Brazilian, Argentinian Steel 

02 Dec 2019 - Accusing Brazil and Argentina of currency manipulation, President Donald Trump on Monday said he would reinstate Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum from those countries, according to reports. 

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