ArcelorMittal 'blowing down' BFs in Indiana, Canada

ArcelorMittal is idling two blast furnaces, in Indiana and Canada, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and its impact on end markets.

"The Covid-19 outbreak has impacted ArcelorMittal USA’s key [end] use markets. In response to this, we are adapting our capacity to meet changing demand while maintaining the flexibility of our operations," a company spokesperson told Fastmarkets AMM on Sunday March 22. "As a result, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor has begun preparations for a safe and orderly blow down of [the Indiana Harbor No]4 blast furnace with necessary precaution to...


Thorsten Schier

Michael Cowden

March 23, 2020

19:28 GMT

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