NEW YORK Gerdau Long Steel North Americas 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 Gerdaus 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.