Steel

  • AM/NS Calvert to add slab staging muscle Sep 17, 2014

    The owners of AM/NS Calvert LLC will invest $40 million to expand the slab yard to boost slab staging capacity at the Calvert, Ala., rolling mill.

  • ArcelorMittal eyes adding EF at Calvert Sep 17, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA might consider adding an electric-arc furnace (EF) at AM/NS Calvert LLC, its joint-venture rolling mill in Calvert, Ala.

  • ArcelorMittal cooks up steel diet for pickups Sep 17, 2014

    ArcelorMittal SA is aiming to help pickup trucks meet tougher fuel economy standards with advanced high-strength steels (AHSS).

  • USS Canada files for relief from creditors Sep 17, 2014

    U.S. Steel Corp.’s Canadian operations have filed for relief from creditors under the country’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

  • Turkish mills blast Canada for rebar duties Sep 16, 2014

    Turkish rebar exporters have hit back against Canada’s decision to levy initial duties on imports of the material into Canada.

  • Stainless industry finally turning corner: exec Sep 16, 2014

    The U.S. stainless steel industry has finally recovered from the financial crisis, according to a top industry executive, and producers are now seeing a tight market, which has been a long time coming.

  • Essar wins OK on $100M financing deal Sep 16, 2014

    Essar Steel Algoma Inc. has received approval to proceed with an agreement that would provide it with a near-term capital infusion of $100 million.

  • Turkish rebar mills lash out at US claims Sep 16, 2014

    Representatives from Turkish rebar mills Içdaş Çelik Enerji Tersane ve Ulaşım Sanayi AS and Çolakoğlu Metalurji AŞ defended their country’s rebar industry as efficient and free from dumping and subsidy practices while criticizing U.S. rebar producers.

  • Severstal closes sale of N. American assets Sep 16, 2014

    OAO Severstal has completed the sale of its North American operations to Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) and AK Steel Corp., the companies announced Sept. 16.

  • Vale Manitoba workers support labor deal Sep 16, 2014

    Vale SA’s Manitoba unit has reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement with the United Steelworkers union.

  • US raw steel production edges 0.2% lower Sep 16, 2014

    U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,882,000 net tons last week, down 0.2 percent from 1,885,000 tons the previous week, as mills operated at an average capacity utilization rate of 78.2 percent.

  • Rebar mills warn of job losses, falling prices Sep 16, 2014

    U.S. rebar producers and fabricators warned of potential job losses and declining prices at a Sept. 15 International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing involving imports of the product from Turkey and Mexico.

  • Applebaum joins NW Pipe board Sep 16, 2014

    Retired steel industry analyst Michelle Applebaum has been elected to Northwest Pipe Co.’s board of directors.

  • W. Coast structural tubing still facing squeeze Sep 15, 2014

    West Coast structural steel tubing prices continue to be pressured by a slowing pace of mill bookings and steep import discounts.

  • AK Steel to sell additional shares Sep 15, 2014

    Underwriters for AK Steel Holding Corp.’s recent stock offering have exercised an option to purchase a further 5.25 million shares.

  • Canada's preliminary rebar margins rise Sep 15, 2014

    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has set steep preliminary anti-dumping margins in an ongoing trade case against rebar imports from China, South Korea and Turkey.

  • Nucor to buy Gallatin Steel for $770M Sep 15, 2014

    Nucor Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire all of Gallatin Steel Co.’s equity for $770 million in cash, the company said Sept. 15.

  • Steel projects in South seen raising scrap costs Sep 15, 2014

    The construction of two steel mills in the southeastern United States could mean higher raw material prices and steeper freight costs for other producers in the area.

  • Threaded rod producers challenge ITC ruling Sep 15, 2014

    U.S. producers of steel threaded rod have appealed an International Trade Commission (ITC) determination that imports of Indian material are not harming the domestic industry.

  • US drilling rises, Canada falls Sep 15, 2014

    The number of drill rigs running in the United States increased by six last week.

  • US merchant DRI market facing obstacles Sep 13, 2014

    The development of an open merchant market for direct-reduced iron (DRI) and hot-briquetted iron (HBI) faces serious hurdles due to fragmented demand and high costs of entry, one raw materials specialist said.

  • North American DRI pellet opportunities eyed Sep 13, 2014

    Mining giant Vale SA is mulling an investment and expansion in the North American direct-reduced grade iron ore pellet market as it seeks to strengthen its supply link to U.S. direct-reduced iron (DRI) facilities.

  • US rebar prices seen set to deflect trade ruling Sep 12, 2014

    A decision by the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration not to impose dumping duties on imports of Turkish rebar is unlikely to have an immediate negative effect on domestic rebar prices.

  • Steel plate prices fall as demand weakens Sep 12, 2014

    Plate prices have pulled back as market sources reported that a recent price increase has proven increasingly difficult for consumers to pass on to downstream buyers.

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