CMC Texas mill reinforces turnings specs

Apr 19, 2013 | 05:38 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  CMC, Commercial Metals, steel, scrap, Texas facility, Seguin facility, machine shop turnings, Lisa Leopold Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) has sent scrap suppliers servicing its mill in Seguin, Texas, a letter reinforcing specifications for machine shop turnings after issues emerged with contaminated supply.

The letter was a follow-up to one sent earlier this year because "we are seeing ‘again’ heavy fines, grindings, saw cuttings and scale in our turnings," Lisa Leopold, CMC Steel Texas’ manager for raw materials, said in the April 18 letter to scrap suppliers.

The mill said it was aware that these particulates come from the industry already blended but advised caution when sending the material to its Seguin plant.

"Our scrap specification clearly states that we do not allow: mill scale, slag, grindings, fines, dirt or other nonferrous material to be included in any load of turnings," Leopold said.

All loads will continue to go through a heavy inspection process and suppliers are being requalified in their shipments to the mill, CMC said. Shipments of turnings that are blended could be subject to a downgrade and/or rejection, Leopold added.....

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