Gerdau to lay off workers at Minnesota mill

Jan 30, 2013 | 05:29 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Gerdau Long Steel North America, Gerdau, St. Paul mill, special bar quality, SBQ, caster, layoffs, steel rebar

 NEW YORK — Gerdau Long Steel North America intends to lay off 30 to 35 employees at its St. Paul, Minn., hybrid mill, even as it invests $50 million at the facility to upgrade a continuous caster and ramp up its special bar quality (SBQ) production, it said. The layoffs are due to lower-than-anticipated demand for the mill’s....

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