Parting Shots: Dearborn conference allows Severstal NA to shine

May 29, 2012 | 04:42 PM | Thomas C. Graham

Tags  Parting Shots, Thomas C. Graham, Severstal NA, AMM Galvanized and Coated Steel Conference

Severstal North America Inc. went all out at AMM’s Galvanized and Coated Steel Conference in Dearborn, Mich., to showcase its unique position in the United States, with its modern electric-arc furnace (EF) in Columbus, Miss., and a totally rebuilt and modernized integrated plant in Dearborn. 

Severstal NA chief executive officer Sergei Kuznetsov described the company’s overall strategy in North America, which has emerged after acquiring and divesting many other assets as part of the entrance to this market. In many respects, Severstal NA is unique in its versatility. One of the outstanding papers was presented by Christopher Kristock, vice president of quality and product development at Severstal NA, who focused on the new 500,000-ton-per-year galvanizing line at Dearborn, which is still in the startup phase. The galvanizing line, toured by conference attendees on the second day of the event, was the star attraction. The line was designed to coat high-strength steel (HSS), advanced HSS and, in the future, ultra-high-strength steel. One of the more interesting features....

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