Ruukki sees ‘big potential’ in NA: executive

Nov 25, 2013 | 01:30 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  Rautaruukki, Ruukki, North America, steel, specialty, expansion, Josu Piña, Rey Mashayekhi

NEW YORK — Rautaruukki Oyj’s (Ruukki’s) expansion into the North American market is motivated by the "big potential" of key industries and economic drivers in the United States and Canada, according to the Finnish steelmaker’s head of sales operations in the Americas.

Helsinki-based Ruukki announced Nov. 19 that it was opening offices in Pittsburgh and Toronto as part of an "aggressive, full-bore expansion" into North America (, Nov. 19). The move brings Ruukki sales, marketing and distribution operations to the United States and Canada for the first time while increasing the company’s product offerings to North American customers.....

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