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Carbon Steel News

Hint of a possible LNM-MacSteel link-up

By: Terence Creamer     3rd September 2004 The head of South Africa’s leading steel producer, Ispat Iscor, pricked the ears of the entire industry recently when he hinted to a possible link-up between MacSteel International and Lakshmi Mittal’s LNM Group. 

Steel group pursues value-addition projects

By: Terence Creamer     3rd September 2004 Beyond seeking about a million tons additional output from its existing operations, steel group Ispat Iscor has revealed that it will be pursuing a host of value-addition projects in the coming months as well as further backward-integration, particularly in the area of coal. 

Ispat Iscor to contest Solidarity's legal action

3rd September 2004 South African steel producer Ispat Iscor yesterday confirmed that it had been served with court papers by the Solidarity trade union and that the company would file opposing papers on the matter in due course. 

Cape chamber adds voice to steel-price fight

By: Martin Czernowalow     1st September 2004 The Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce has added its voice to the complaints about Ispat Iscor's domestic steel pricing, saying that companies in the Western Cape are being charged for nonexistent transport costs. 

Ispat Iscor denies being served by Solidarity

By: Martin Czernowalow     27th August 2004 The scrap between Solidarity trade union and South African steel producer Ispat Iscor continued yesterday, with the two even failing to agree on whether the labour organisation actually served legal papers on the company. 

Union squares up for legal action against Ispat Iscor

By: Martin Czernowalow     26th August 2004 The Solidarity trade union has indicated that it will most likely launch a legal challenge against Ispat Iscor’s plans to retrench thousands of workers, after the South African steel producer retreated from an agreed moratorium on job cuts. 

Union threatens ‘aggressive’ action against Ispat Iscor

By: Martin Czernowalow     25th August 2004 Solidarity trade union will take “aggressive” action against steel producer Ispat Iscor following an alleged breach of agreement by the company, the union told Engineering News Online yesterday. 

HBI association gains new members

18th August 2004 The Hot Briquetted Iron Association (HBIA) has determined that its producer members have successfully shipped over 31-million tons of HBI without incident during their operating life, the association said this week. 

The strong rand reduces revenue

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 The revenue of the local stainless-steel tank container industry is decreasing significantly due to the strong rand. 

Steel group and union at loggerheads again

5th August 2004 The biggest trade union at steel producer Iscor said yesterday that it had to go back to the drawing board after Iscor withdrew an offer that included a three-year moratorium on retrenchments. 

DTI seeks new steel pricing model

By: Terence Creamer     2nd August 2004 The South African government says it will, in the next few weeks, begin detailed talks with leadership at the world’s second-largest steel producer, LNM, to flesh out an earlier ‘in-principle’ agreement calling for the creation of a new steel-pricing model. 

New Steel Deal

By: Terence Creamer     30th July 2004 The South African government says it will, in the next few weeks, begin detailed talks with leadership at the world’s second-largest steel producer, LNM, to flesh out an earlier ‘in-principle’ agreement calling for the creation of a new steel-pricing model. 

Iscor’s tweaks price-setting formula

23rd July 2004 South Africa’s leading steel producer, Iscor, has confirmed an adjustment to its pricing formula for flat steel. 

Local steel giant to be renamed

16th July 2004 South Africa’s largest steel producer, Iscor, has announced that it will change its name to Ispat Iscor. 

Global steel-price unease

By: Terence Creamer     16th July 2004 There must have been a strong sense of irony when government officials from major steel-producing economies convened for the seventh the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting on steel at in Paris, France, recently. 

We bring global market intelligence – Mittal

By: Terence Creamer     9th July 2004 The head of LNM, the world’s second-largest steel producer, believes the new Ispat Iscor is set to gain appreciably from LNM’s global market intelligence and marketing power. 

Union prepares for strike at Iscor

9th July 2004 While two unions are currently considering South African steel giant Iscor’s latest wage offer, the Solidarity trade union said today it was preparing to embark on strike action. 

Steel price fight to continue next month

By: Martin Czernowalow     8th July 2004 South African gold miners Harmony and Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD) are expected to file responding affidavits to the Competition Tribunal on August 13, as the companies pursue a case of excessive pricing and abuse of dominance against steel giant Iscor. 

Jo'burg firm awarded Iscor switchgear contract

1st July 2004 Johannesburg-based RBF Technology was recently awarded three separate orders for the manufacture and supply of motor control centres (MCC) and PLC panels for Iscor’s blast furnace ‘D’ upgrade. 

Still more steel growth to be had for Iscor in SA – LNM

By: Terence Creamer     30th June 2004 The head of the world’s second-largest steel producer Lakshmi Mittal yesterday recommitted his LNM Group to support efforts by Iscor – in which LNM now has more than a 50% stake – to a growth strategy involving productivity-led capacity increases, brownfield expansions and... 

Iron-ore production at record levels

21st June 2004 China continued to be the engine of world iron-ore demand in 2003, and, with Chinese crude steel output reaching over 220-million tons, its import demand for iron-ore grew by 33%, said the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in its annual iron-ore market review. 

Iscor announces organisational changes

18th June 2004 South African steel giant Iscor yesterday announced that the company's board of directors has appointed Martin Van Wijngaarden, currently Iscor's chief operating officer, as the deputy chief executive officer, effective July 1. 

Iscor’s Saldanha Steel mill resumes production

16th June 2004 South African steel giant Iscor's Saldanha Steel mill, on South Africa's west coast, has resumed normal operations on schedule, following repairs to the mill's steel-making furnace, known as the Conarc. 

Iscor-Numsa wage negotiations deadlock

By: Martin Czernowalow     16th June 2004 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) yesterday accused steel giant Iscor of being ‘recalcitrant’, after the first round of wage talks between the two stalled at the beginning of this week. 

Union concerned about steel group’s enviro record

15th June 2004 South African trade union Solidarity yesterday expressed concern that LNM Holdings, the Anglo-Dutch steel group that has been given the green light to take control of Iscor, will – as it did in Ireland – exacerbate environmental pollution at Iscor’s Vanderbijlpark plant. 

Unions slam approval of Iscor-LNM merger

By: Martin Czernowalow     11th June 2004 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) accused South Africa’s top competition authority of erring in its approval of a merger between the country’s biggest steel producer and the world’s second-largest steel group this week. 

Union seeks one-year moratorium on Iscor job cuts

By: Martin Czernowalow     9th June 2004 The Solidarity trade union yesterday asked for a one-year moratorium on staff retrenchments at South African steel giant Iscor, following a virtually unopposed hearing into the steel producer’s proposed merger with Anglo-Dutch group LNM Holdings. 

Stainless production up 6,3%, affected by strikes

8th June 2004 Stainless crude steel production rose by 6,3% in the first quarter of 2004 compared to the same quarter in 2003, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) reports. 

Chain series is corrosion resistant

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 The power transmission division of Bearing Man distributes the full range of Tsubaki high-performance chain, that includes the new corrosion resistant DP roller chain series. 

New corrosion-resistant material’s products by Q1 2004

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th June 2004 When it comes to available materials engineered to combat wear, most provide?either for good abrasion resistance or for good corrosion resistance, but few for?both abrasion and corrosion resistanc 

Steel price deal to unlock downstream opportunities

By: Jill Stanford     4th June 2004 The new steel price agreement, brokered between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Anglo-Dutch steel group LNM, will unlock opportunities for downstream, and especially labour-intensive, activities in the metals sector, said Minister of Trade and Industry Mandisi Mpahlwa at an... 

Unions could withdraw opposition to Iscor-LNM merger

By: Martin Czernowalow     3rd June 2004 Trade unions Solidarity and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will meet with South African steel giant Iscor today and tomorrow to hold discussions with the company about its proposed merger with Anglo-Dutch steel group LNM Holdings. 

Iscor not discounting further price rises

By: Terence Creamer     28th May 2004 Steel giant Iscor does not discount the possibility of price rises across the basket of products produced by the company, particularly in the long-products milieu. 

R500m cashpile positions steel group for more corporate action

By: Terence Creamer     28th May 2004 South African steel group Iscor has not changed its stance on its industry consolidation and could, if it so chooses, potentially purchase re-roller Duferco for cash. 

Saldanha Steel mill idled for three weeks

27th May 2004 Steel producer Iscor has confirmed that an incident at its Saldanha Steel mill, on South Africa's west coast, will result in the plant being idled for three and a half weeks. 

Niche markets are key, advises foundry

14th May 2004 As rand strength and low-cost imports continue to dominate the local valve industry, the only solution for manufacturers is to specialise in order to survive. 

Stainless-steel fabricator continues along growth path

By: Helene Le Roux     14th May 2004 A growing order book, boosted by firm demand from the local platinum-mining industry, has prompted Styria Stainless Steel Fabrication, in Edenvale, on the East Rand, to extend its manufacturing facility. 

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