Things are looking up for steelmakers after a rough patch during the economic downturn and a winter weather-chilled first quarter.
Demand for steel was relatively flat in the United States in 2013, but AcrelorMittal is expecting a 4 percent increase in demand and shipments this year.
The steel industry got a boost from strong car sales in 2013, which hopefully should continue into this year, said Susan Zlajic, manager of government affairs at ArcelorMittal USA Inc.
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Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.
ArcelorMittal is appealing a recent court ruling that three rival steelmakers did not violate its patent for a special type of aluminum-coated high-strength steel that is made in Northwest Indiana for the auto industry.
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Antidumping tariffs will keep China, India and other countries from flooding the U.S. market with hot-rolled steel for at least another five years.
Short span bridges traditionally are cast in concrete -- and plastic usually forms the fuel tanks in a car's undercarriage.
GARY | U.S. Steel is shutting down half of the coke batteries at Gary Works as part of an overall cost-cutting strategy the company is pursuing after failing to turn an annual profit in five years.
PORTAGE | Metal that just received rust-proofing piles up in the cavernous warehouse of U.S. Steel's plant in Portage, ready to be trucked off to factories throughout the Midwest.
HOBART | In recent years, local steelmakers have made major investments in automated systems that scan the metal's surface for any flaws, to better meet the increasingly exacting standards of automakers and other customers.
Nucor president and chief executive officer John Ferriola will keynote an annual dinner and awards banquet for metal industry professionals.
ST. JOHN | Steel made in Northwest Indiana frames cars, fills supermarkets with cans and forms countless refrigerator doors.
Steelmakers continue to struggle with weak demand, low prices and overcapacity.
An observation point in the center of Magnitogorsk, Russia, provides a breathtaking view of the Ural River, with gray and orange smoke rising above the rows of pipes on the opposite bank.
A member of the Mies van der Rohe Society, George Rogge adhered to the architect’s philosophy when he began designing his Miller Beach home; a modernist three-story house with floor to 12-feet ceiling sheaths of glass providing panoramic views of Lake Michigan.
A member of the Mies van der Rohe Society, George Rogge adhered to the architect’s philosophy when he began designing his Miller Beach home — a modernist three-story linear house with floor to 12-feet ceiling to floor sheaths of glass providing panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the surrou…
Wine Caddy Sculptures, from H & K Recycled Metal Art, are unique hand-crafted metal art pieces made from recycled steel and copper by European artisans and sell for $29 to $119 at Winecaddys.com.
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