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Gerdau Long Steel restarts NJ mill

Keywords: Tags  Gerdau, Gerdau Long Steel North America, Sayreville mill, New Jersey mill, Hurricane Sandy, steel mill, steel, long products Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Gerdau Long Steel North America has resumed rolling and melting operations at its Sayreville, N.J., steel mill, a company spokeswoman told AMM Friday.

"We began shipping last week and started rolling on Tuesday (Nov. 13). We started up the melt shop on Wednesday (Nov. 14)," the spokeswoman said via e-mail.

The Sayreville facility had been left without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The Tampa, Fla.-based steelmaker, part of Porto Alegre, Brazil-based Gerdau SA, said earlier this month that it planned to resume operations the week of Nov. 12 (, Nov. 7).

Gerdau’s Sayreville steel mill makes reinforcing bar, angles, flats, squares and handrails, according to the 2012 Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) directory. It has an annual capacity of 600,000 tons per year and employs 230 people.

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