Australia’s BlueScope cutting cold-roll, coated steel output

Jan 15, 2013 | 12:43 PM | Weilyn Loo

Tags  Bluescope, Western Port, Mark Vassella, steel, Steel First, Weilyn Loo

SINGAPORE — Australian steelmaker BlueScope Steel Ltd. will reduce production of cold-rolled, metal-coated and painted steel at its Western Port facility in a bid to cut costs amid lackluster demand.

"We will keep all currently operating lines and assets open at Western Port to provide flexibility and allow for additional throughput when demand improves," Mark Vassella, chief executive officer of BlueScope’s Australian and New Zealand operations, said in a statement Jan. 14. ....

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