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U. S. Steel Blast Furnace Once Again Making Hot Metal

11 Oct 2018 - Roughly four months after restarting the B furnace at its Granite City Works in Illinois, United States Steel Corporation has brought back up the facility’s A furnace.

SSAB to Revamp Tube Operations

05 Oct 2018 - SSAB Europe will close one tube mill and upgrade another as part of a plan to reposition its tube business, the company said on Friday.

China Eliminates Wintertime Production Restrictions

02 Oct 2018 - China is doing away with centrally mandated, wintertime production curtailments that were meant to reduce air pollution during the winter heating season. 

Tata Steel Hopes to Boost Production at Former Bhushan Steel Plant

02 Oct 2018 - Tata Steel is aiming to lift the capacity utilization of a newly acquired integrated sheet mill by at least 14% over the next six months.

China Steel Executive Expects to See Iron Ore Demand Flatten Due to Scrap Displacement

21 Sep 2018 - China bought more than 1 billion metric tons of iron ore last year, but demand will likely plateau as a governmental push to reduce pollution drives a conversion in production routes, the Reuters news service reports.

East Coast Mills Suspend Operations in Advance of Hurricane Florence

12 Sep 2018 - Steel mills in the path of Hurricane Florence are bracing for the storm’s landfall and are shutting down equipment and suspending operations, reports commodities pricing and news service S&P Global Platts. 

Russian Mill Breaks Hot Strip Production Record

05 Sep 2018 - Russia’s PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) said one of its hot rolling mills set a record in July, producing nearly 528,000 metric tons during the month. 

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