US steelmaker Nucor idles Lousiana DRI plant for third time this year

US steelmaker Nucor has once again temporarily halted production at its direct-reduced iron (DRI) facility in Louisiana, while it repairs the plant's materials handling system.

The company has also pulled forward maintenance initially scheduled for later this week to coincide with the repair work, a company spokeswoman told Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM on Wednesday July 26.   “This temporary stoppage is not expected...


Michael Cowden

July 26, 2017

21:06 GMT