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U.K. Steelmaker to Acquire American Rod Mill

21 Apr 2017 - Liberty House Group, a commodities trader and steelmaker that has cobbled together a portfolio of U.K. production facilities, has a deal to acquire a shuttered mill in the United States.  

Stelco Sale Wins Support of Salaried Employees

20 Apr 2017 - A Canadian steelmaker said it now has handshake agreements with salaried employees and retirees on a proposed acquisition plan.

Investigation to Assess National Security Risks of Steel Imports

20 Apr 2017 - The Trump Administration has opened an investigation into whether steel imports are threatening national security, invoking a seldom-used, 55-year-old law that gives the president the right to restrict imports due to national security concerns. 

Steel Dynamics Sees Increase in Demand, Profits

20 Apr 2017 - Improving steel demand and rising prices allowed Steel Dynamics Inc. to more than double its first-quarter profits, the company said on Wednesday.  

U.S. Trade Officials Initiate Wire Rod Investigation

19 Apr 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched a dumping investigation into carbon and alloy wire rod from 10 countries. 

TimkenSteel Gains API Quality Management Certification

13 Apr 2017 - TimkenSteel has been awarded the American Petroleum Institute’s Q1 quality management certification and has been granted a license to apply the institute’s registered certification mark on certain products, the steelmaker has announced. 

Two Look to Acquire Bankrupt Essar Steel Minnesota

11 Apr 2017 - Iron ore miner and an investor group are making competing bids for the former Essar Steel Minnesota, the half-built taconite mine and processing plant in Minnesota’s Iron Range, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper.

Quaker Chemical, Houghton International Agree to Merge

10 Apr 2017 - Metalworking fluids maker Quaker Chemical Corp. is acquiring Houghton International Inc. through a deal valued at more than US$1.4 billion. 

AK Steel Celebrates Opening of New Research Center

07 Apr 2017 - AK Steel Corp. ceremonially opened its US$36 million research facility on Friday, saying that it would help cement the integrated steelmaker as leader in innovation with the industry. 

Former ThyssenKrupp Executive to Lead IMS Systems

03 Apr 2017 - Non-contact measurement systems maker IMS Systems Inc. has appointed a longtime metals executive and consultant to oversee its North American operations. 

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