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BlueScope Pushes Back Ohio Expansion Project

07 Apr 2020 - BlueScope Steel Ltd. is delaying the expansion of its North Star sheet mill as it looks to preserve cash during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Weak Energy Demand Forces EVRAZ to Close Pipe Mill 

07 Apr 2020 - With energy pipeline projects falling to the wayside, EVRAZ North America is idling its spiral-weld pipe mill in Oregon, reports The Oregonian newspaper. 

Honda, FCA Extend Plant Shutdowns

07 Apr 2020 - Honda and Fiat Chrysler Automobile will keep their U.S. and Canadian plants closed through the remainder of April, reports trade publication WardsAuto. 

Recognized Safety Training Company Sold 

07 Apr 2020 - Multimedia Training Systems Inc. (MTS), a Pittsburgh, Pa., USA-based provider of safety training for the steel industry, has been sold to compliance software and services specialist KPA. 

Vallourec Announces North American Layoffs

06 Apr 2020 - Energy tubulars maker Vallourec  is laying off more than one-third of its North American workforce due to collapsing demand from oil and gas producers. 

USIMINAS Sets COVID-19 Curtailments

06 Apr 2020 - Brazilian integrated producer Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA (USIMINAS) is shutting down two blast furnaces and halting other operations due to falling demand. 

EUROFER Seeks More Stringent Import Measures 

06 Apr 2020 - The European Steel Association (EUROFER) is calling on the European Commission to tighten steel import safeguard measures as the new coronavirus wipes out demand, reports Kallanish Commodities. 

Turkish Producer Signs FAC for New Annealing Furnaces 

06 Apr 2020 - Turkish steelmaker Atakaş has issued the final acceptance certificate for six new Danieli-built bell annealing furnaces installed at its Iskenderun plant. 

ArcelorMittal Brings Its Resources to Bear in Fight Against Pandemic

03 Apr 2020 - With certain basic medical gear supplies in short supply, the world’s largest steelmaker is using its global reach to help medical professionals continue to do their jobs.  

Citing Section 232 Tariffs, ATI Joint Venture Idles Finishing Mill  

01 Apr 2020 - With no relief from the Section 232 tariffs in sight, Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) will idle its Direct Roll Anneal and Pickle plant in Midland, Pa., USA, by the end of June. 

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