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2008-09-19 12:00:25

NASHWAUK, MN, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Essar Steel Holdings Ltd, a part of Essar Global Ltd, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first steelmaking facility in Minnesota's famous Iron Range. The USD 1.6 billion facility will be North America's first mine-based steel plant and the single largest investment made in the Mesabi range in recent times. The ceremony also marked the unveiling of Essar Steel Minnesota, LLC, the new name for the steelmaking project that was earlier known...

2008-09-18 12:00:29

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced that it has invested $14 million in a new thermal treatment facility at its steel plant in Canton, Ohio. The investment will increase Timken's capacity to produce heat-treated steel bars and tubes primarily suited for use in the energy and industrial market sectors. The new 34,000 square-foot facility will begin operations in December 2008 and is expected to reach a capacity of 45,000 tons per year by mid-2009. The primary operation at...

2008-09-09 09:00:36

By Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News VINEYARD, Utah County -- Electrical cords poke up like weeds through a concrete pad at what used to be the Geneva Steel casting area. Nearby, a 20-foot-tall hunk of concrete and rusted rebar looms like a disheveled industrial haystack. The building used to be 40 feet tall, and the foundation goes another 40 feet into the ground. "It took (crews) six weeks to get it down to 20 feet," said Dennis Astill, project manager and general counsel for...

2008-09-08 03:00:18

By Baer, Jim The new coke facility will include 120 heat recovery ovens capable of producing approximately 650,000 tons of screened blast furnace coke per year, which will be sold to U.S. Steel under a 15- year contract. What it does is make U.S. Steel's Granite City plant much more energy-based self-sustaining while meeting the strictest of new environmental standards. Ground was broken on May 5th of this year, and the construction project is expected to last upwards of 18 months. This...

2008-09-03 03:00:16

By Kirgin, Ken Casting shipments continue to decline this year, leading to a slight uptick next year. A preliminary analysis of the use of metal castings in the U.S. indicates that the slowdown forecast for 2008 continues, and a loss of 3.8% in casting shipments is to follow the drop in tonnage in 2007. The slowdown experienced in the first six months of this year in most casting market sectors is expected to continue into 2009; however, shipments should increase 2.8% over this year's...

2008-08-29 18:00:32

Tokyo, Aug. 29 (Jiji Press)--Nippon Steel Corp. said Friday that its fire-hit Yawata steelworks in the southwestern Japan city of Kitakyushu will resume full operations in mid-December. The July 29 fire is expected to cause a loss of some 200,000 tons in steel output. The company will take a range of measures to make up for the loss, including the utilization of inventories, curbs on exports and seeking help from partners Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. and Kobe Steel Ltd. , Hiroshi...

2008-08-29 12:01:04

By Paul Burgarino PITTSBURG -- The curtain will soon rise on a new era in steel production in this Delta city, as a multimillion-dollar pipe factory takes shape. Since breaking ground earlier this year, crews have been working on the foundation for the United Spiral Pipe factory, a three-way joint venture involving United States Steel Corp. and two South Korean steel-makers, POSCO and SeAH Steel Corp. Work on building the actual structure of the nearly $137 million project is set to...

2008-08-15 00:00:29

Bricmont Inc. of Canonsburg said Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. awarded it an $11.5 million contract to supply a dual line tunnel roller hearth furnace to heat slabs at its steel mill in Nanjing, China. Bricmont said it will supply engineering services, materials, procurement and field services for the furnaces, which are scheduled to be completed in October 2010. Originally published by staff and wire reports. (c) 2008 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by...

2008-08-05 03:00:34

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 5--Koppers Holdings Inc. of Pittsburgh said Monday it is selling its Monessen coke plant to the world's largest steelmaker for $160 million in a deal that will end its involvement in the coke-making business. Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings, said it expects the sale to ArcelorMittal SA of Luxembourg to be completed in the fourth quarter. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals. The sale would affect about 180...

2008-08-02 03:00:22

By Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 2--There is nothing useless, junky, abandoned or trifling about the scrap metal business these days, despite how the dictionary defines scrap. Nothing better illustrates that than the mountains of rusty and faded iron towering over and bulging into fences at the Residual Materials Inc. yard on Mill Road, on the north edge of Grand Forks. These hills are a sign of a worldwide bull market for scrap steel, copper, brass and aluminum. In...


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