September 2012

Talon Metals aims for 30 million-tpy iron ore output in Brazil

Canada-based mineral exploration firm Talon Metals is mulling the production of 30 million tpy of iron ore from its Trairão project, in Brazil's northern Pará state.

CANACERO: Mexican steel output down 2.5% in January-July

Mexico’s crude steel production fell by 2.5% between January and July this year compared with the same period of 2011, national steel association Canacero said.

CANACERO: Mexico urged to join US, Canada against China and India

Mexico should make a “common front” with the United States and Canada in order to defend the steel industry against a “tsunami” of imports coming from China and India, according to the country’s steel association, Canacero.

Canadian Auto Workers union agrees labour contract with GM in Canada

Members of the Canadian Auto Workers union have ratified a labour contract with General Motors (GM) in Canada.

Stagnation in US plate market continues

The US plate market has almost ground to a halt, market sources said, with few foreseeing a pick-up in demand heading into the fourth quarter.

Olympic Steel plans $11m US plate expansion in Pennsylvania

Olympic Steel plans to spend $11 million to expand its plate-processing operations in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Canada's Century Iron Mines forms iron ore jv with Wisco International

Canadian iron ore Company Century Iron Mines and Wisco International (Wisco) have formed a joint venture to develop Century’s Attikamagen iron ore property in Quebec.

Canadian Auto Workers union agrees labour contract with GM in Canada

Members of the Canadian Auto Workers union have ratified a labour contract with General Motors (GM) in Canada.

Stagnation in US plate market continues

The US plate market has almost ground to a halt, market sources said, with few foreseeing a pick-up in demand heading into the fourth quarter.

Peru's Aceros Arequipa prepares for January 2013 start-up for rolling mill

Peruvian steelmaker Aceros Arequipa plans to start hot tests on a new rolling mill at its Pisco works in southern Peru in January 2013, company sources told Steel First.