NEW YORK ArcelorMittal Dofasco is now
the sole owner of DJ Galvanizing Corp. after Japanese
steelmaker JFE Steel Corp. pulled out of the joint venture, an
ArcelorMittal spokeswoman told AMM.
A spokesman for JFE Steel, which
previously held a 50-percent stake in DJ Galvanizing, also
confirmed the Japanese companys exit from the joint
Windsor, Ontario-based DJ Galvanizing operates a hot-dip
galvanizing line, providing zinc-coated steel primarily for
automotive applications. It is capable of producing 400,000
tonnes per year.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Hamilton,
Ontario, and JFE Steel, Tokyo, in 2003 entered a long-term
agreement that allowed ArcelorMittal Dofasco to increase its
use of the joint-venture galvanizing line, with the goal of
eventually using 100 percent of the lines capacity
(amm.com, July 30, 2003).
There have been no changes to DJ
Galvanizings day-to-day customer interaction, and
ArcelorMittal Dofascopart of Luxembourg-based
ArcelorMittal SAremains "focused on continuous
improvement" and will "strive for customer service and quality
of the highest standards in the industry," the spokeswoman