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Chinese Mill Upgrades Caster Automation, Plant Controls

31 Mar 2020 - China’s Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Ltd. has commissioned a new integrated control center (ICC) to run a casting plant at its Shanghai steel works. 

Indian Steel Producers Face Lower Demand 

31 Mar 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown will weaken India steel demand in India and could lead to an inventory build-up that pressures prices downward, reports the IANS news service. 

AK Steel Banks Michigan Blast Furnace

31 Mar 2020 - With the COVID-19 pandemic having brought North American auto production to a halt, AK Steel is temporarily idling its Dearborn Works in Michigan, reports Fastmarkets AMM.  

Danieli Wins Contract for Galvalume Line

31 Mar 2020 - Danieli has received an order for a continuous Galvalume® line from Bangladeshi strip processor Abul Khair Strip Processing, the equipment supplier has announced. 

An Aging Population, Other Market Challenges Force JFE Steel to Resize 

30 Mar 2020 - JFE Steel will permanently close a blast furnace in southeastern Japan as part of a plan to consolidate operations and refocus on key products, the company has announced.

SSAB Begins Layoff Negotiations

30 Mar 2020 - SSAB is preparing to initiate a round of temporary layoffs at its Finnish operations, citing weak demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

ArcelorMittal Brazil to Idle Blast Furnace 

30 Mar 2020 - ArcelorMittal Brazil will temporarily idle a blast furnace at its Tubarão plant and throttle back production at some of its long steel plants, reports commodities news and pricing service S&P Global Platts. 

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. 

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