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Tenaris, Severstal Partner on Siberian OCTG Mill

13 Feb 2019 - Two steel companies have formed a joint venture that will build a US$240 million oil country tubular goods plant in Siberia.

Seeing Improved Demand, U. S. Steel to Restart Idled Pipe Mill

05 Feb 2019 - United States Steel Corporation said on Monday that it is reactivating a Texas pipe mill and hiring 140 people. 

Association: Hard Brexit Could Impact One-Third of U.K. Steel Exports

05 Feb 2019 - A no-deal exit from the European Union has the potential disrupt nearly one-third of the United Kingdom’s steel production and would add significant costs for producers there, warns the UK Steel trade association.  

SDI Expands Downstream Operations Through US$134M Deal

04 Feb 2019 - Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) is acquiring a majority stake in coated sheet distributor United Steel Supply for US$134 million in cash and debt, the company has announced. 

SSAB Moves Up Blast Furnace Maintenance Project

04 Feb 2019 - SSAB Europe is taking down the No. 2 blast furnace at its Raahe plant in Finland for an eight-week maintenance outage, according to an announcement from the steelmaker. 

Steel Federation Chairman Looks for Japanese Crude Steel Production to Rise

31 Jan 2019 - Although Japan’s crude steel production fell to a nine-year low in 2018, strong construction demand and other factors should help to increase production this year, the chairman of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation tells the Reuters news service. 

Republic Steel Targets Q2 Restart of Lorain Bar Mill

23 Jan 2019 - Special bar quality (SBQ) maker Republic Steel is planning to restart its small bar rolling mill at its Lorain, Ohio, USA, plant in the second quarter, the company has announced.

Nucor-Yamato Plans Improvements to No. 2 Rolling Mill

22 Jan 2019 - Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. has contracted SMS group to upgrade its Arkansas plant, the machine builder said on Tuesday. 

Finnish Stainless Producer Restarts Revamped Converter

22 Jan 2019 - Finland-based Outokumpu has returned an AOD converter at its Tornio plant to service following a modernization project, according to the equipment supplier on the project.  

U. S. Steel Košice to Add Second Electrical Steel Line

17 Jan 2019 - United States Steel Corporation will build a US$130 million electrical steel line at its integrated mill in Slovakia, the company has announced. 

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