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Nucor Expands Construction Products Business Through US$3 Billion Acquisition

16 May 2022 - Nucor Corp. announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire residential and commercial overhead door maker C.H.I. Overhead Doors (C.H.I.) in a cash deal valued at US$3 billion.

SDI to Acquire Mexican Scrap Recycler

16 May 2022 - Steel Dynamics Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the equity interest of scrap metals recycling business ROCA ACERO S.A. de C.V. ("ROCA"), based in Monterrey, Mexico.

Nucor EVP to Retire, Prompting Leadership Changes

15 May 2022 - Nucor Corp. executive vice president MaryEmily Slate, whose career took her from a service center reception desk to the C-suite of the country’s largest steelmaker, will retire next month, the company has announced. 

Rolling Mill Upgrades Slated for Tennessee Bar Plant

15 May 2022 - Gerdau Long Steel North America is planning US$67 million in improvements to its Jackson, Tenn., USA, mill, the company has announced. 

AIST Gears Up for Record-Breaking AISTech

12 May 2022 - The Association for Iron & Steel Technology’s annual conference and exposition, set to open next week in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, has broken its record for largest exposition by square footage.

North Star BlueScope Steel Completes Expansion

11 May 2022 - The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday for the expansion of the Delta, Ohio, USA, facility, which represents a US$700 million investment aimed at increasing its annual hot-rolled coil production by 850,000 tons.

U.S. Temporarily Suspends Section 232 Tariffs on Ukrainian Steel

10 May 2022 - Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced yesterday the U.S. will suspend Section 232 tariffs on Ukrainian steel for a period of one year.

Pacific Steel Taps Danieli for Hybrid Micro-Mill

06 May 2022 - The rebar fabricator awarded Danieli a contract for a 380,000-ton-per-year MIDA Hybrid mini-mill to be built in Mojave, Calif., USA.

World’s Largest ERW Tube Mill Opens in Arkansas

05 May 2022 - Atlas Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, has cut the ribbon on its new US$150 million electric resistance welded (ERW) tube mill in Blytheville, Ark., USA, bringing on-line what it says is the largest continuous ERW tube mill in the world.

Turkish Stainless Producer Sets Metallurgical Records

04 May 2022 - A Primetals Technologies-built vacuum oxygen decarburization (VOD) plant in Turkey has set two new world records, producing the largest heat and the achieving the lowest carbon content for such a plant.

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