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2009-12-02 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Horsehead Holding Corp. ("Horsehead") (Nasdaq: ZINC), the parent company of Horsehead Corporation, a leading U.S. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of electric arc furnace ("EAF") dust, a listed hazardous waste, today announced its plans to acquire INMETCO, a leading recycler of metals-bearing wastes in North America. Based in Ellwood City, PA, INMETCO employs 108 people and operates the only secondary...

2009-09-09 15:00:00

LATROBE, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Latrobe Specialty Steel reintroduced the aerospace Grade LS-A286 to the enthusiastic aircraft fastener and turbine engine supply chains for this vacuum remelted stainless steel superalloy. There are significant applications in the energy and aerospace fastener markets. Latrobe Specialty Steel anticipates expanding interest from the gas turbine and super-charger supply chains as they focus on the unique performance characteristics of LS-A286. The...

2008-10-20 09:00:28

Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero" or the "Company") (TSX: CDU)(NYSE-A: CDY)(FRANKFURT: CR5) is pleased to announce highly positive results from direct reduction testing of Pampa de Pongo pellets at MIDREX(R) Technologies Inc. in the USA. Results indicate metallurgical and chemical properties of the pellets produced from the Pampa de Pongo iron deposit exceed industry standards for premium, high-quality Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) or Hot Briquette Iron (HBI) feed. Direct Reduction (DR) grade...

2008-10-10 18:00:27

WHEELING - While Severstal North America decides how to weather what is becoming a global economic downturn, hundreds of steelworkers at several Ohio Valley plants will wait to see how long their layoffs last. Wheeling Corrugating, a producer of deck and roofing products, is one unit that will keep working, said John Saunders, contract coordinator for the United Steelworkers. It's busy filling orders for the storm-socked Gulf Coast. Other units, however, will operate for a week, and then...

2008-09-08 09:00:36

Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) today announced that it plans to invest a total of US$4.2 billion over the next five years to build a flat steel plant in Mexico aimed at expanding its production capacity. The project's initial phase involves the design and construction of a state-of-the-art flat-rolled mini mill in the Monterrey area, with a direct reduction unit, two electric arc furnaces, two ladle furnaces, a thin-slab-caster and a hot-strip mill, intended to produce two million tons per year of...

2008-08-18 12:00:40

TARGOVISTE, Romania, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mechel OAO , one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces the launch of a medium-section mill at its Mechel Targoviste facility (Targoviste, Romania) following the execution of fundamental renovations. Implementation of this project was performed within the scope of an extensive program for modernization of production at Mechel Targoviste, which has been consistently carried out at the facility. This program...

2008-07-28 03:00:31

By Anonymous "One major factor in our selection of this Fulton County site is the close proximity to the North Star Steel mill," stated Andrew Woollett, chairman of the board, ZincOx Resources plc in an interview with Toledo Business Journal Woollett traveled to the United States from the company's headquarters in Great Britain to host the ceremonial groundbreaking for the $160 million facility near Delta, Ohio. The project is planned for completion at the end of 2009. Woollett explained...

2008-07-27 12:00:35

By James Amos, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 27--The North coal bin finally came down at Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel on Saturday, but it didn't come easy. The 900-ton bin resisted one attempt with explosives at 12:30 p.m. and put up a long fight when workers used cables and heavy equipment to pull it down. It only fell 2 minutes after workers pulled part of a support beam away. When it came down about 2 p.m., beams from the steel bin punched holes in an old underground water main...

2008-07-22 03:00:34

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 22--AK Steel Corp. said Monday it plans to invest $21 million more into its Butler plant to expand production capabilities for grain-oriented electrical steels that are in strong demand in both the United States and global markets. The West Chester, Ohio-based steelmaker expects the project will be completed late next year. The capital investment includes installing production equipment to use AK Steel's proprietary special annealing...

2008-07-01 09:00:47

GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) today announced that it has acquired an 18.9 percent minority interest in Seadrift Coke L.P. (Seadrift), a privately held producer of petroleum needle coke, from Falcon Mezzanine Partners, L.P. for $135 million. Seadrift is the world's second largest needle coke producer. Needle coke is the primary raw material used to manufacture graphite electrodes and represents approximately 40 percent of GrafTech's total cost to produce a graphite electrode....


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