USS furnace switch seen boon for Ala. scrap

Jan 31, 2014 | 03:14 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  U.S. Steel, scrap, plate and structural, heavy melting scrap, bundles, slitter, Fairfield Works, electric-arc furnace EF

PITTSBURGH — Metal recyclers selling into the Alabama market will enjoy increased demand and a shift in the type of scrap consumed when U.S. Steel Corp. converts to electric-arc furnace (EF) steelmaking.

The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker announced plans to replace the blast furnace at its Fairfield (Ala.) Works with an EF-based melt shop, which is expected to sport an annual raw steel production capacity of about 1.1 million net tons (, Jan. 29).....

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