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Gerdau's NC melt shop output back to normal

Jan 27, 2014 | 02:28 PM |

Tags  Gerdau Long Steel North America, rebar, merchant bar, power curtailment, Stacy Irish

NEW YORK — Gerdau Long Steel North America’s melt shop in North Carolina has resumed normal production after an earlier power curtailment caused by cold weather conditions, a company spokeswoman confirmed to AMM.

Tampa, Fla.-based Gerdau’s mill was notified that there was a high risk of power shortages Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 due to the Arctic cold weather, and as a result shifted its production schedule.

"The company made a business decision to shift production at the melt shop (Jan. 23-24) to the weekend. The rolling mill is operating as normal," she said via e-mail.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based mill, which has a melt shop capacity of 450,000 tons per year, produces reinforcing bar and merchant bar products, including flats, squares, miscellaneous channels, angles, unequal angles and rounds.

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