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Softening Demand Forces U. S. Steel to Idle Blast Furnaces

19 Jun 2019 - United States Steel Corporation is idling three blast furnaces — two in the U.S. ¬— on account of receding demand. 

Mittal: EU Must Take Further Measures in Wake of Steel Tariffs

13 Jun 2019 - ArcelorMittal chief executive Lakshmi Mittal says the European Union needs to further protect the domestic steel market from imports that are being deflected by U.S. President Donald Trump’s steel tariffs.

EU Says No to Tata, thyssenkrupp Deal

13 Jun 2019 - The European antitrust regulators have blocked thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel’s proposed European joint venture, officially ending a deal the companies decided to scrap last month.

Citing Softening Demand, ArcelorMittal Furloughs Italian Workers

06 Jun 2019 - ArcelorMittal Italia is temporarily laying off approximately 1,400 workers amid weakening demand and heightened competition from imported steel, the company has announced.

The World’s Second-Largest Steelmaker Could Soon Become the Largest

04 Jun 2019 - Baowu Steel Group, the world’s second-largest steelmaker, is acquiring a majority stake in a smaller rival, a move that could propel Baowu to the No. 1 spot within the next few years.

China Iron & Steel Association Urges ‘Rational’ Output

04 Jun 2019 - The China Iron and Steel Association is calling for restraint as mills produce at record levels amid concerns over slowing demand, the Reuters news service reports.

Lab Equipment Maker Expands Product Portfolio Through U.S., Japan Acquisition

04 Jun 2019 - Laboratory and analytical instruments manufacturer Verder Group is expanding its product portfolio in particle and surface analysis equipment, acquiring Microtrac Inc. and MicrotracBEL from Nikkiso Co. Ltd.

Fives Lands Order for Precision Cold Mill

04 Jun 2019 - China’s Ningbo Baoxin Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. has ordered a new precision cold mill from Fives, the equipment supplier reports.

Primetals Technologies Lands Order for Automated Tapping System

30 May 2019 - China’s Jiangsu Shagang Group Co. Ltd. has contracted Primetals Technologies to install a fully automated tapping system on two BOF converters at its Zhangjiagang steel works in the Jiangsu province.

SMS group Gets the Nod for Reheat Furnace Build

30 May 2019 - SMS group has landed an order to build a new reheat furnace for the NLMK DanSteel A/S plate mill in Denmark.

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