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Idled Canadian OCTG Mill to Restart This Summer

27 Mar 2017 - Tenaris Prudential said it will restart its idled tube mill this summer and plans to recall approximately 100 employees, the company has announced. 

Report: Rising Domestic Demand Kept a Lid on China's February Exports

08 Mar 2017 - China’s steel exports dived to a three-year low in February as its steel producers diverted output from foreign to domestic markets on account of rising demand at home, reports the Reuters news service.

Canadian Ore Producer Set to Begin Work on New Mine

23 Feb 2017 - Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada will invest CA$79 million to open a new open-pit mine in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

With a Deal to Divest Its Brazilian Mill, thyssenkrupp Exits Steelmaking in the Americas

22 Feb 2017 - thyssenkrupp AG is ending its decade-long steelmaking venture in the Americas, agreeing to sell its integrated mill in Brazil to Latin American producer Ternium for US$1.33 billion (EUR1.26 billion). 

New Tata Steel Works Finding Its Stride

21 Feb 2017 - Tata Steel’s new Kalinganagar works in India has reached a new production milestone – it has achieved 2 million metric tons of hot metal, reports The (India) Economic Times.  

Big River Disclosed Its First-Month's Production. It's A Lot.

09 Feb 2017 - Start-up Big River Steel produced 63,000 tons of hot-rolled coil in January, its first full month of production, the company has announced.

Rising Demand Prompts NLMK to Reactivate Hot-Dipped Galvanizing Line

06 Feb 2017 - NLMK’s U.S. division has restarted the No. 2 galvanizing line at its Sharon Coating plant in Pennsylvania, the steelmaker announced on Monday.  

Tata Steel May Add 2 Million Tons of Capacity to New Steel Works

30 Jan 2017 - A Tata Steel executive said the company will seek board approval for plans to expand a planned second phase of construction on its new Kalinganagar Works sometime by the midpoint of the year.

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