Most operators avoid snowstorm disruptions

Mar 25, 2013 | 03:00 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  snowstorm, Midwest, Gerdau Long Steel North America, AK Steel Corp., ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Severstal NA, distributors, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — An unusual early spring snowstorm in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic mostly passed steelmakers by, with production and shipping at most sites in the region remaining normal, sources told AMM March 25.

After the weekend storm marched through the Midwest, leaving record snowfall in St. Louis and up to six inches of snow in parts of Ohio, it took aim at the East Coast. But most steelmakers said they have not experienced any disruption in operations due to the storm.
“(We) are running as planned, and the weather is expected to warm up even more throughout the week,” a spokeswoman for Tampa, Fla.-based Gerdau Long Steel North America told AMM. ....

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