Gerdau hot commissions St. Paul caster

Aug 27, 2014 | 05:30 PM | Nat Rudarakanchana

Tags  Gerdau, steel, SBQ, special bar quality, Gerdau Long Steel North America, billet, St. Paul, Xcel Energy Nat Rudarakanchana

NEW YORK — Gerdau SA has begun hot commissioning of the new four-strand Danieli billet caster at its mill in St. Paul, Minn., and expects the caster to reach full production by the fourth quarter, the steelmaker said Aug. 27.

The new caster will add aluminum grain-refining capabilities and allow for the production of more specialty carbon, alloy and high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels, Porto Alegre, Brazil-based Gerdau said. It will raise productivity and "significantly increase" the quality of engineered steels produced there.....

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