This Morning in Metals: Nucor to acquire insulated metal panels business

This morning in metals news: Nucor Corporation today announced it will acquire Cornerstone Building Brands‘ insulated metal panels business; the oil price approached $70 per barrel to close last week; and the aluminum price has retraced over the last month. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars…

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This morning in metals news: Nucor Corporation today announced it will acquire Cornerstone Building Brands‘ insulated metal panels business; the oil price approached $70 per barrel to close last week; and the aluminum price has retraced over the last month. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars...

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ArcelorMittal eyeing Liberty Steel assets in France

ArcelorMittal is eyeing the potential acquisition of Liberty Steel France, which includes a steelmaking plant at Ascoval and rail rolling mill at Hayange, a source within the Luxembourg-headquartered company told MetalMiner. “We were interested last year, when they were available,” the source said. Bids are due for assessment likely in July, the source added. Each…

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ArcelorMittal is eyeing the potential acquisition of Liberty Steel France, which includes a steelmaking plant at Ascoval and rail rolling mill at Hayange, a source within the Luxembourg-headquartered company told MetalMiner. “We were interested last year, when they were available,” the source said. Bids are due for assessment likely in July, the source added. Each...

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This Morning in Metals: Barksdale Resources to acquire Sunnyside copper-lead-zinc-silver project in Arizona

This morning in metals news: Barksdale Resources announced it will acquire 100% of the Sunnyside copper-lead-zinc-silver project in Arizona; meanwhile, Cleveland-Cliffs signs have gone at the former ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor steel mill; and, lastly, t…

This morning in metals news: Barksdale Resources announced it will acquire 100% of the Sunnyside copper-lead-zinc-silver project in Arizona; meanwhile, Cleveland-Cliffs signs have gone at the former ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor steel mill; and, lastly, the Biden administration has approved the first large-scale offshore wind power project in US waters. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers...

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ThyssenKrupp ends talks with Liberty Steel over potential steel unit takeover

ThyssenKrupp has ended discussions with London-based Liberty Steel over the potential sale of the German conglomerate’s steel unit. The parent company made the announcement Wednesday evening, Feb. 17. “We opened the door for negotiations, but in the end our ideas about the corporate value and the structure of the transaction were far apart,” ThyssenKrupp Chief…

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ThyssenKrupp has ended discussions with London-based Liberty Steel over the potential sale of the German conglomerate’s steel unit. The parent company made the announcement Wednesday evening, Feb. 17. “We opened the door for negotiations, but in the end our ideas about the corporate value and the structure of the transaction were far apart,” ThyssenKrupp Chief...

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ArcelorMittal steel output drops by one-fifth in 2020

Impacts from the COVID pandemic and asset sales saw ArcelorMittal report a 20.4% decline in its crude steel production in 2020. “The countries worst affected by COVID were the ones that saw drops in their production,” one industry watcher added about lower production at the group’s assets in Europe, Brazil and the United States. ArcelorMittal…

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Impacts from the COVID pandemic and asset sales saw ArcelorMittal report a 20.4% decline in its crude steel production in 2020. “The countries worst affected by COVID were the ones that saw drops in their production,” one industry watcher added about lower production at the group’s assets in Europe, Brazil and the United States. ArcelorMittal...

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This Morning in Metals: February 2021 MMI report is out

This morning in metals news: the February 2021 Monthly Metals Index (MMI) report is out; meanwhile, US steel capacity utilization reached 76.9%; and, lastly, Rusal recently announced the acquisition of a German aluminum producer. February 2021 MMI repo…

This morning in metals news: the February 2021 Monthly Metals Index (MMI) report is out; meanwhile, US steel capacity utilization reached 76.9%; and, lastly, Rusal recently announced the acquisition of a German aluminum producer. February 2021 MMI report As regular readers know, we have published all 10 of our Monthly Metals Index (MMI) articles over...

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SSAB walks away from prospective IJmuiden acquisition

Swedish steelmaker SSAB has ended discussions with India’s Tata Steel over potential acquisition of IJmuiden plant, or Tata Steel Netherlands, the Stockholm-headquartered group stated Jan. 29. “After deeper analysis and discussions, it became clear that there were limited possibilities to integrate IJmuiden into the SSAB strategic framework,” SSAB said in a statement. “Discussions with Tata…

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Swedish steelmaker SSAB has ended discussions with India’s Tata Steel over potential acquisition of IJmuiden plant, or Tata Steel Netherlands, the Stockholm-headquartered group stated Jan. 29. “After deeper analysis and discussions, it became clear that there were limited possibilities to integrate IJmuiden into the SSAB strategic framework,” SSAB said in a statement. “Discussions with Tata...

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Germany’s ThyssenKrupp mulls steel division spinoff

German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp must be desperate to get rid of its steel business. The steelmaker makes a great range of products of world-class quality. The brand has undeniable strength as a result. However, it has not and cannot make money from it. ThyssenKrupp steel division posts losses The ThyssenKrupp steel division lost money last year….

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German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp must be desperate to get rid of its steel business. The steelmaker makes a great range of products of world-class quality. The brand has undeniable strength as a result. However, it has not and cannot make money from it. ThyssenKrupp steel division posts losses The ThyssenKrupp steel division lost money last year....

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This Morning in Metals: USTR releases annual WTO compliance report for China, Russia

This morning in metals news: the United States Trade Representative released its annually mandated report covering the WTO rules compliance of China and Russia; U.S. Steel officially closed on its acquisition of the remaining equity of Big River Steel;…

This morning in metals news: the United States Trade Representative released its annually mandated report covering the WTO rules compliance of China and Russia; U.S. Steel officially closed on its acquisition of the remaining equity of Big River Steel; and the Pilbara Ports Authority earlier this month reported shipping data for December. USTR releases annual...

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This Morning in Metals: Rio Tinto commits $10M toward low-carbon steelmaking research partnership with Baowu

This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto has committed $10 million toward its research partnership with China’s Baowu Steel Group; meanwhile, Freeport McMoRan completed the sale of an undeveloped project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and, lastly, copper remains at an over seven-year high. Cut-to-length adders. Width and gauge adders. Coatings. Feel confident…

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This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto has committed $10 million toward its research partnership with China’s Baowu Steel Group; meanwhile, Freeport McMoRan completed the sale of an undeveloped project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and, lastly, copper remains at an over seven-year high. Cut-to-length adders. Width and gauge adders. Coatings. Feel confident...

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