ArcelorMittal outage to help fuel sheet market

Aug 30, 2013 | 02:54 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel, ArcelorMittal, furnace reline, maintenance outage, steel sheet, Mark Granakis, USW, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — ArcelorMittal USA LLC’s upcoming 10-week maintenance outage at its Cleveland facility, in which it is investing some $55 million, will likely fuel continued momentum in the steel sheet market.

The company has scheduled the maintenance outage, which will involve a partial reline of its C-6 furnace, to start Sept. 5, United Steelworkers union Local 979 president Mark Granakis told AMM. "The company is looking for this plant to make advanced high-strength steel. It was time for the blast furnace to get....

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