Ore producer restarts production, construction
Ore producer restarts production, construction
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Cleveland, will resume construction of its hot-briquetted iron (HBI) plant in Toledo and accelerate the restart of its Tilden mining operations in Michigan. Construction on the Toledo HBI plant was temporarily halted March 20, 2020, due to the alarm about coronavirus. The company has begun to remobilize the workforce to complete the project. The earlier restart of Tilden was in response to a faster improvement in steel demand from AK Steel’s clients than initially anticipated, particularly in the automotive sector. The company has also already restarted numerous other previously idled facilities across its operations, including Precision Partners, AK Tube, Mansfield Works, and Dearborn downstream facilities, including the pickle line tandem cold mill and the galvanizing line.
Bronx Group celebrates 80 years
Bronx Group celebrates 80 years
2020 marks Bronx Group’s 80th year in business. Established as an engineering firm in England by two English engineers Bryan Crosthwaite and John Folkes in 1940, the company produced in iron stoves and roll benders. The Bronx Group has adapted and evolved over the years, now designing and building coil processing lines. Over time, the company grew to service several different industries, including metal processing.
Iron ore sales agreement inked
U.S. Steel Corp. signed a four-year agreement to sell certain volumes of iron ore pellets to Ontario, Canada-based Algoma Steel Inc. The purchase agreement, which runs from 2021 through 2024, provides incremental volume and a new long-term iron ore customer for U. S. Steel’s Minnesota mines.
Organization publishes reference guide
A new edition of the statistical reference guide, Stainless Steel in Figures, is available from the International Stainless Steel Forum, Brussels, Belgium. The guide contains a range of statistics about the world stainless steel industry and shows how stainless steel has developed historically in a global context.
Airframe Builder inks contract with Constellium
Airframe builder inks contract with Constellium
Constellium SE has signed a 10-year contract supporting all Airbus programs. Under this agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus with a broad range of advanced aluminum rolled and extruded products, including wing skin panels, sheets for fuselage panels, and rectangular and pre-machined plates for structural components. Constellium will continue to supply its aluminum-lithium alloy solutions, Air-ware, which combines proprietary strength and weight properties. Constellium will supply Airbus with products from its plants in Issoire and Montreuil-Juigné, France, and Ravenswood, West Virginia.