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Alacero: Recovering Steel Demand Pushes Production to Pre-Pandemic Levels 

19 Nov 2020 - Latin American steel production returned to pre-pandemic levels in September, lifted by a recovery in steel consuming sectors, reports the Alacero, the Latin America Steel Association. 

Big River Completes Arkansas Expansion

18 Nov 2020 - Big River Steel has successfully started up its new melt and cast equipment, marking the end to a project that doubles the steelmaker’s production capacity, the company announced on Wednesday. 

Texas Port Sees Bigger Slabs, and More of Them, in the Future

10 Nov 2020 - Ternium's multi-billion-dollar expansion of its Nuevo Leon, Mexico, facility is driving an expansion of capabilities at the Port of Brownsville in Texas, according to the Brownsville (Texas) Herald newspaper.  

Coming to Kentucky: A New Tube Mill 

02 Nov 2020 - Steel processor Nova Steel USA has chosen Bowling Green, Ky., as the home of a planned US$20 million automotive-focused tube plant, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced. 

Commissioning of Vietnamese Steel Shops Complete

29 Oct 2020 - Vietnam’s Hoa Phat Group has successfully commissioned two new steel shops that are part of its Dung Quat Economic Zone expansion. 

SDI Sees Q3 Profit on Recovering Auto Sector 

20 Oct 2020 - A strong demand recovery led Steel Dynamics Inc. to a profitable third quarter, the Indiana-based steelmaker said on Monday. 

In Poland, ArcelorMittal Mothballs Two BFs. In Italy, It May Have a New Partner for Steel Works.  

09 Oct 2020 - ArcelorMittal Poland will permanently close the hot end of its Krakow works, saying that there’s not enough demand, or market protection from unfairly traded imports, to support it, reports Kallanish Commodities. 

Nippon Steel Plans BF Restart on Improving Demand

06 Oct 2020 - Japan’s Nippon Steel Corp. will restart a blast furnace that was idled earlier this year due to pandemic-driven declines in demand, reports commodities news and pricing service Argus. 

ArcelorMittal Returns Two Blast Furnaces to Service 

02 Oct 2020 - ArcelorMittal has restarted a blast furnace in Germany and another in France as it shifts production to account for the temporary shutdown of a Belgian furnace, reports commodities news and pricing service S&P Global Platts. 

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