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Steel Dynamics Announces Investments in Bar, Sheet Plants

21 Oct 2016 - Steel Dynamics Inc. plans to invest US$43 million in projects at is Butler flat-rolled division and its Roanoke, Va., merchant bar plant, chief executive Mark Millett announced on Thursday.

Ferriola Confident Big River Won't Drain Nucor's Business

21 Oct 2016 - Nucor Corp. is prepared to battle start-up Big River Steel, and, in fact, believes it has the upper hand on its new competitor, Nucor chief executive John Ferriola said Thursday.

Canadian Researchers Getting Close to Start of Pilot-Scale Coke Oven

20 Oct 2016 - The Canadian Carbonization Research Association’s pilot-scale energy recovery coke oven is about 70 to 75 percent complete and is scheduled to start up sometime in January or February, according to CanmetENERGY’s Louis Giroux.

Panel: As Rail Logistics Evolve, Communication Will Be Key

19 Oct 2016 - With shipments on the decline, it will be critical for coal buyers and coke makers to communicate and maintain close relationships with the railroads, according to a panel of logistics professionals who spoke Wednesday during the Smithers Apex Met Coke World Summit in Pittsburgh.

Capacity Reduction Will Happen Later Rather Than Sooner, Says Consultant

19 Oct 2016 - By the time the industry closes the books on 2016, China likely will have exported about 120 million tons of steel, Steel-Insights President Becky E. Hites said on Wednesday.

EAF Production to Gain Ground, But BOF Production to Remain King

18 Oct 2016 - Electric arc furnace-based steel production will continue to grow faster than basic oxygen furnace production over the next several years, but the latter of the two will remain the dominant method, CRU North American steel consultant Josh Spoores said on Tuesday.

Consultant: India Holds Much Long-Term Steel Promise

18 Oct 2016 - Despite the global steel industry’s current woes, India presents steelmakers with a tremendous long-term opportunity as consumption there is expected to double over the next decade, according Atanu Mukherjee, president of Datsur Business & Technology Consulting.

Orissa Metaliks Prepares for November Start-Up of New Billet Caster

18 Oct 2016 - Indian steelmaker Orissa Metaliks Private Ltd. is preparing to start up a new three-strand billet caster next month, according to the equipment vendor on the project. 

Report: Liberty House Eyes Australian Steelmaker

18 Oct 2016 - Liberty House, the steelmaker and metals trading firm that had looked to acquire Tata Steel’s U.K. strip business, might be turning its attention to a different set of distressed assets, reports the Bloomberg news service.

Ukrainian Steelmaker Upgrades Blast Furnace, Adds Coal-Injection System

17 Oct 2016 - ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih chief executive Paramjit Kahlon and Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman ceremonially opened a new pulverized-coal injection system at the company’s No. 9 blast furnace last week.

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