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Optima Specialty Steel Exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

17 Nov 2017 - Optima Specialty Steel Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of special bar quality steel, cold-drawn pipe and tube and other specialty products, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a new executive at the helm and a new name.  

Cleveland-Cliffs COO Announces December Retirement

17 Nov 2017 - P. Kelly Tompkins, chief operating officer at iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. 

TimkenSteel Cleaning Up After Ladle Spill

17 Nov 2017 - No injuries were reported after molten steel spilled from a ladle and burned through three floors at TimkenSteel Corp.’s Harrison Plant in Canton, Ohio, USA, according to reports. 

Steelworkers Again Reject TimkenSteel Labor Agreement

17 Nov 2017 - Union employees at TimkenSteel Corp.’s Canton, Ohio, USA, facilities have rejected a tentative labor agreement for the second time in as many months.

Nucor Plans US$180 Million Investment in Illinois Bar Mill

16 Nov 2017 - Nucor Corp. said it selected a site for its planned merchant bar expansion, choosing its Bourbonnais, Ill., USA, rebar plant for the US$180 million investment. 

Asian Steelmaker Starts Up New Cold Mill

16 Nov 2017 - Vietnam’s Nam Kim Steel Joint Stock Company has rolled the first coil on its new reversing cold mill at its plant in the province of Binh Duong, according the equipment supplier on the project. 

Stelco Closes on IPO, Reports Q3 Earnings

14 Nov 2017 - Fresh off its initial public offering, Canada’s Stelco is reporting its quarterly earnings for the first time as a new company.  And while it didn’t turn an operating profit in the third quarter, it completed a blast furnace project that will increase its output and is expected to give it solid footing going forward. 

SMS group Wades Deeper into 3D Printing

14 Nov 2017 - SMS group has struck up a partnership with a company that makes a modular 3D printing system in an effort to drive sales in the growing additive manufacturing sector.

South Korea Wins Partial Ruling Against American OCTG Tariffs

14 Nov 2017 - A World Trade Organization panel has sided in part with South Korea in its dispute over U.S. anti-dumping measures it imposed on oil country tubular goods from the country and five others, according to the Reuters news service. 

TimkenSteel, United Steelworkers Reach Tentative Labor Deal

13 Nov 2017 - Three weeks after unionized workers at TimkenSteel’s Canton, Ohio, USA, facilities rejected a four-year labor agreement, the company and union negotiators have come to terms on a revised deal. 

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