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Texas, Louisiana Mini-Mills on the Sales Block, ArcelorMittal Confirms

08 Feb 2016 - In addition to its U.S. rail mill in Steelton, Pa., ArcelorMittal has put two other long products mini-mills on the market – its Vinton mini-mill near El Paso, Texas, and the other in LaPlace, La.

ArcelorMittal Might Part With U.S. Rail Mill and Other Long Products Facilities

03 Feb 2016 - ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, is considering a sale of its Pennsylvania, USA, rail mill, along with other U.S. long steel assets.

Acquisition Expands U.S. Galvanizer's Midwest Presence

02 Feb 2016 - U.S.-based AZZ Inc. is expanding its galvanizing capacity, acquiring Alpha Galvanizing Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

United Steelworkers Rank-and-File Accept Labor Agreement With U. S. Steel

01 Feb 2016 - The United Steelworkers union has ratified a three-year labor contract with United States Steel Corporation, the union has announced.

Steel Manufacturers Association Names New Board Leaders

29 Jan 2016 - Commercial Metals Co. senior vice president Tracy Porter has been elected chairman of the U.S.-based Steel Manufacturers Association.

Hatch Associates Brings Aboard Industry Veteran

29 Jan 2016 - Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) president George J. Koenig has been tapped to lead the business development efforts for the iron and steel unit at Hatch Associates Inc.

Nucor 2015 Profits Fall; Underperforming Joint Venture Contributes to 4Q Loss

29 Jan 2016 - U.S.-based Nucor Corp. saw its 2015 profits fall 39 percent on account of lower prices and declining shipments.

Mexican Steelmaker Orders Acid-Free "Pickling" Line

28 Jan 2016 - Mexico’s Talleres y Aceros has ordered an Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) descaling line to round out operations at its new mini-mill in the state of Veracruz.

More Layoffs Planned at Kentucky Tube Mill

28 Jan 2016 - TMK IPSCO has given notice that it intends to lay off 126 employees at its Wilder, Ky., USA, tube mill.

Midrex, Primetals Win Contract for Proposed Merchant HBI Plant

28 Jan 2016 - International Metallics Corp. (Canada) Ltd. has selected Midrex Technologies Inc. and partner Primetals Technologies to outfit a proposed hot briquetted iron plant in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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