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2007-10-02 18:00:21

TAMPA, FL, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (NYSE: GNA; TSX: GNA.TO) announced today that it has reached agreements with the United Steel Workers (USW) at Gerdau Ameristeel's Sand Springs, Oklahoma and Calvert City, Kentucky steel mills. The new contracts are effective September 28, 2007 and run through March 2, 2011 and October 1, 2007 through April 22, 2011 respectively. "Gerdau Ameristeel is very pleased that we were able to complete these last two contracts...

2007-03-30 15:00:28

By Andrea Holecek, The Times, Munster, Ind. Mar. 29--CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ind. -- Keystone Consolidated Industries, the parent of Peoria-based Keystone Steel and Wire, has purchased CaluMetals, the steel bar mill that once was operated by Calumet Steel Co. MZG Associates LLC, based in Lansing, sold CaluMetals to Keystone on Friday for an undisclosed sum. However, Keystone Consolidated Industries said it completed an amendment to its current credit facility Monday, increasing the total...

2007-01-16 21:00:34

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nucor Corporation announced today that the heat up of the direct reduced iron ("DRI") facility, Nu-Iron Unlimited, commenced on December 5, 2006, followed by the start-up of DRI production on December 30, 2006. This DRI facility is located in Point Lisas, Trinidad. In the second week of production, the Nu- Iron team completed a five-day performance test surpassing an average production of 220 tons per hour, achieving excellent...

2007-01-02 12:00:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today that its MultiServ division will expand its services to Saudi Arabia's growing steel industry after winning three new contracts valued at more than $34 million over their duration. Under a new five-year contract, MultiServ has been selected to provide a range of scrap management and material processing services at the Al-Rajhi Steel meltshop now...

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