Steel

  • China drives US ferrous exports up 8.6% in Oct. Dec 15, 2008

    U.S. ferrous scrap exports rose slightly in October despite a sharp one-month decline in shipments to Turkey and a milder one to Canada.

  • DOC proposes to extend SIMA Dec 15, 2008

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has proposed extending its Steel Import Monitoring Analysis (SIMA) system beyond the scheduled expiration date of March 21.

  • DOC proposes to extend SIMA Dec 15, 2008

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has proposed extending its Steel Import Monitoring Analysis (SIMA) system beyond the scheduled expiry date of March 21.

  • Nucor-Yamato sets Jan. wide-flange beam hike Dec 15, 2008

    Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. has initiated a cautious attempt to reverse a recent slide in wide-flange beam prices with a hike that reflects half of an increase in its scrap surcharge.

  • Obama not seen restarting Doha until late ’09 Dec 15, 2008

    It looks set to be late 2009 at the earliest before the incoming Obama administration attempts to restart the stalled Doha Round global trade talks, after the World Trade Organization dropped a meeting of trade ministers that had been planned for the coming weeks.

  • Japan’s mills join hands for carbon trading Dec 15, 2008

    Japanese steelmakers said they are to join the newly launched domestic carbon trading scheme as a group, rather than as individual companies, as they attempt to cut the sector’s carbon dioxide emissions by 9 percent in 2008 to 2012 compared with 1990 levels.

  • Super Steel to start layoffs at N.Y. rail car plant in Jan. Dec 15, 2008

    Super Steel Products Corp., Milwaukee, will start laying off workers Jan. 21 at a plant in Glenville, N.Y., ahead of a closure of the facility scheduled for April.

  • ArcelorMittal faces suit over alleged contract breach Dec 15, 2008

    Dry bulk shipping company Western Bulk Carriers KS has sued ArcelorMittal SA for $5.4 million for breach of contract, according to legal documents filed in New York.

  • China’s Nov.raw steel output falls 2% Dec 15, 2008

    China’s crude steel output reached its lowest level so far this year in November, falling to 35.2 million tonnes, though the pace of decline slowed compared with a month earlier.

  • Plymouth Tube to lay off 31 workers at Wis. operation Dec 15, 2008

    Plymouth Tube Co. has warned that it will lay off 31 employees at its East Troy, Wis., facility in the New Year.

  • Injured steelworker gets $48M jury award Dec 15, 2008

    A worker has received what his attorney is calling a record $48-million award from a Lake County, Ind., jury as compensation for severe injuries he suffered in a fall from a ladder at the Burns Harbor, Ind., steel mill then operated by International Steel Group Inc. (ISG).

  • Super Steel to start layoffs at N.Y. rail car plant in Jan. Dec 15, 2008

    Super Steel Products Corp., Milwaukee, will start laying off workers Jan. 21 at a plant in Glenville, N.Y., ahead of a closure of the facility scheduled for April.

  • Plymouth Tube to lay off 31 workers at Wis. facility Dec 15, 2008

    Plymouth Tube Co. has warned that it will lay off 31 employees at its East Troy, Wis., facility in the New Year.

  • Fisher relocating, expanding in S. Carolina Dec 15, 2008

    Fisher Tank Co. is spending $6 million to relocate and expand its South Carolina operation.

  • Sail’s Rourkela Steel orders SMS caster Dec 15, 2008

    Rourkela Steel has awarded a contract to SMS Demag AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, for the supply of an X-Cast slab caster.

  • Usiminas shuts furnace, slicing output 90,000T Dec 15, 2008

    The No. 1 blast furnace has been shut down at the Intendente Camara mill of Brazilian flat steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA (Usiminas).

  • ArcelorMittal selling Dillinger Hütte stake for $1B Dec 15, 2008

    ArcelorMittal SA is trimming its stake in German heavy plate mill Dillinger Hütte to 33.4 percent from 51.25 percent, ending efforts to gain full control of the mill.

  • TK USA awards SMS Demag plant contract Dec 15, 2008

    SMS Demag Process Technologies GmbH, Vienna, Austria, has been recently awarded a contract to supply what it calls the world’s largest hydrochloric acid regeneration plant for the new integrated rolling mill of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA LLC in Calvert, Ala.

  • EMJ worker dies after head injury Dec 15, 2008

    An Earle M. Jorgensen Co. (EMJ) employee died during the weekend after getting his head caught in a machine at the company’s Schaumburg, Ill., facility.

  • West Virginia Steel faces worker lawsuit Dec 15, 2008

    A man is suing West Virginia Steel Corp. for injuries suffered when a die fell on him, leaving him with crushing injuries.

  • ICG shutting Sago coal mine Dec 15, 2008

    The idled Sago Mine in Buckhannon, W.Va., will be closed permanently in the first quarter by the Wolf Run Mining Co. unit of International Coal Group Inc. (ICG).

  • West Virginia Steel faces worker lawsuit Dec 15, 2008

    A man is suing West Virginia Steel Corp. for injuries suffered when a die fell on him, leaving him with crushing injuries.

  • ICG to shut down Sago coal mine Dec 15, 2008

    International Coal Group Inc.’s (ICG’s) Wolf Run Mining Co. unit will permanently close the idled Sago Mine in Buckhannon, W.Va., in the first quarter next year.

  • TK USA awards SMS acid regeneration plant contract Dec 15, 2008

    SMS Demag Process Technologies GmbH, Vienna, Austria, was recently awarded a contract to supply what it calls the world’s largest hydrochloric acid regeneration plant for the new integrated rolling mill of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA LLC in Calvert, Ala.

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