June 2012

Gusa Nordeste confirms September 2013 mini-mill start-up

Brazil-based merchant pig iron maker Gusa Nordeste will commence production at its greenfield long products mini-mill in September 2013, a senior executive told Metal Bulletin.

US flat-rolled steel imports still quiet

The US flat-rolled steel import market has remained quiet this past week as would-be buyers showed little interest in foreign material in a declining domestic market.

US steel mill shipments dip 3.1% in April

US steel mills shipped 8.25 million net tons in April, down 3.1% from 8.51 million tons in March, according to American Iron and Steel Institute data.

US transportation bill makes way to President Obama's desk

A two-year transportation funding bill is heading to President Obama’s desk for his signature after approval from both the House and Senate on Friday, June 29.

Noble Group exits American ferroalloy market, traders say

International trading company Noble Group Ltd. has exited the U.S. ferroalloy market, sources have told Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM.

Noble Group exits US ferro-alloy market, traders say

International trading company Noble Group has exited the US ferro-alloy market, sources have told Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM.

MILLING ABOUT: US Steel Corp appoints Christian Korn, vp, commercial for Europe

United States Steel Corp has appointed Christian Korn vp, commercial for Europe effective from July 1, the company announced on Friday June 29.

US Steel Corporation appoints Christian Korn, vp, commercial for Europe

United States Steel Corporation has appointed Christian Korn vice president, commercial for Europe effective from July 1, the company announced on Friday June 29.

Moody's downgrades US met coal major Alpha Natural Resources

US metallurgical coal producer Alpha Natural Resources has had its corporate rating downgraded by Moody’s Investors Service from B1 from Ba2.

Moody's downgrades US met coal major Alpha Natural Resources

US metallurgical coal producer Alpha Natural Resources has had its corporate rating downgraded by Moody’s Investors Service from B1 from Ba2.