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Essar Minnesota Sues Parent for US$1 Billion and Hopes to Restart Project

13 Jan 2017 - The former Essar Steel Minnesota, which hopes to complete its half-finished taconite mine and pellet plant in Minnesota, has filed a lawsuit against parent Essar Global, alleging “a myriad of damaging actions” that helped starve it of cash, according to news reports.  

Dura-Bond to Restart Idled Tube Mill in Pennsylvania

12 Jan 2017 - Line pipe manufacturer Dura-Bond Industries plans to restart a mothballed United States Steel Corp. tube mill and eventually hire more than 200 people.

AHMSA Sets Production Record in 2016

12 Jan 2017 - Integrated steelmaker Altos Hornos de Mexico said produced a record 4.65 million metric tons in 2016, according to market reporting service S&P Global Platts.

Commercial Metals Adds Scrap Capacity in Southeastern U.S.

12 Jan 2017 - A subsidiary of long products manufacturer Commercial Metals Co. has an agreement to acquire seven scrap facilities from OmniSource Corp., the company has announced.

Commercial Metals Adding New Product to Lineup

09 Jan 2017 - Long products manufacturer Commercial Metals Co. on Monday posted a first-quarter profit of US$6.3 million and revealed plans to produce hot-rolled, spooled rebar at its new mill in Oklahoma.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Orders New Power Plant Boiler

06 Jan 2017 - ArcelorMittal Dofasco has awarded to a contract to The Babcock & Wilcox Co. for a replacement boiler at its Hamilton, Ontario, mill.

Partnership Reaches New Milestone in Work on Third-Generation AHSS

06 Jan 2017 - A research team developing third-generation, advanced high-strength steels said it has taken a significant step forward, producing sample casts of two alloys whose properties almost meet government targets for strength and formability.

AISI Brings Aboard Tax and Trade Policy Specialist

05 Jan 2017 - The American Iron and Steel Institute has hired an automotive industry representative as its new tax and trade policy director.

Konecranes Finalizes Terex Deal, Targets EUR140 Million in Synergies

04 Jan 2017 - Konecranes has closed on its deal to acquire the material handling and port solutions business of U.S.-based Terex Corp., the company has announced. 

Trump Nominates U.S. Trade Representative

03 Jan 2017 - Retired Nucor Corp. chief executive Dan DiMicco, who has been advising Donald Trump and assisting the President-elect’s transition, was passed over for the job as U.S. trade representative, but said the nominee, former Reagan administration official Robert Lighthizer, is a fine pick.   

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