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Steel Construction and Cladding

Nelro Engineering

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Factory 

Steel price crippling flange maker

By: System Author     10th March 2000 The high price of South African-made steel is forcing a local flange manufacturer out of volume manufacturing and into trading – with dire possible consequences for its 26 employees. 

Columbus weighs anchor at good production levels

By: System Author     25th February 2000 The steel plant at SA’s only integrated stainless-steel mill has begun exceeding nameplate design capacity – yet another indication that the corner seems to have been turned at Columbus. 

Full-steam ahead for steel exports

By: System Author     25th February 2000 One of South Africa’s leading steel producers, Highveld, is convinced prospects for steel have improved so much that it will attempt to capitalise on this trend by producing at higher levels during 2000. 

SA steel still going to US

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel producer Iscor reports that it is still able to market its products in the US market despite steps already taken against it in a pending anti-dumping suit concerning cold-rolled steel exports. 

Industry steels itself to cope with a severe downturn in prospects

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel Fabrication & Cladding 

R12,5m stone preheater is built

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel Fabrication & Cladding 

Washing plant for colliery

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel Fabrication & Cladding 

Structural steel: material of choice

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel Fabrication & Cladding 

Alloy selection is critical for brazing

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel Fabrication & Cladding 

New grating product is taking the floor

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel Fabrication & Cladding 

Novel luminaire is a first for South Africa

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel Fabrication & Cladding 

New stainless-steel colouring company

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel Fabrication & Cladding 

R5-million contract for fabricated steelwork

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

Industry steels itself with new developments

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Developments to Watch 

Russians roll in with ball mills

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Russia is seeking to market ball-rolling mills to the South African steel industry. 

Steel service centre listed

By: System Author     29th October 1999 FE2 Holdings had a disappointing listing on the building, construction and engineering board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange last week. 

Vessels breakthrough realised

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Approval of the use of locally-invented 3CR12 steel for the fabrication of pressure vessels is set to provide a lower-cost alternative for users. 

Fixing method for millennium

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Fasteners 

Economic upturn predicted for welding

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

What South Africa will get for its R21-billion

By: System Author     1st October 1999 The list of national or non-defence industrial participation projects which will be undertaken in South Africa in return for the country’s R21-billion purchase of defence equipment is long and varied, ranging from stainless steel to tourism. 

Africa’s huge cladding potential outlined

By: System Author     24th September 1999 The African continent has great potential for the cladding industry as markets open up and financing from organisations such as the World Bank and Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) becomes available. 

Reinforcing-steel sector below 1985 levels

By: System Author     24th September 1999 With a radical downturn in the construction industry over the last few years, the reinforcing-steel industry is experiencing the same slumo in demand. 

New plate grab makes its global debut in SA

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Wire, Rope, Sling & Chain 

Gasket material proves a hot hit at steel plant

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Seals, Gaskets & Sealing Mechanisms 

SA to fight US steel unfairness

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The South African steel industry will request the World Trade Organisation to review article 6, which relates specifically to the issue of dumping, of the general agreement on tariffs and trade, and particularly its use by the US, at the third ministerial conference in Seattle in November. 

One-day low-cost housing design developed 

By: System Author     10th September 1999 A revolutionary low-cost housing design which makes use of steel shuttering to allow for the full erection and completion of a housing unit in just one day. 

Saldanha debt could be R1-billion in 2000

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Although steel producer Iscor is convinced of reaching full production at Saldanha Steel during the course of next year, the big question now facing it is the size of the debt. 

Labour joins Cooper’s plea for industry

By: System Author     27th August 1999 The non-existence of a national manufacturing strategy or policy is costing South Africa jobs every day. 

Millennium do for Thabo’s tent

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Consuling Engineers 

Spec being revised

By: System Author     30th July 1999 IN order to provide the end-user with better-quality products, the specification for small-bore steel water-piping specification, SABS 62, is undergoing revision at present, reveals Robor Tube technical market development manager Franco Mordini. Moreover, the government has now introduced a... 

R48-million bearing-supply contract signed

By: System Author     30th July 1999 A contract was signed between bearing- distributor Hudaco and steel giant Iscor last month, covering bearing supplies worth about R16-million a year. “The contract makes us one of two preferred suppliers, whereby we pick up a significant portion of Iscor’s bearing business,”... 

German steel deal for Gauteng company

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 n exclusive trading agreement has been finalised between Abkins Steel, of Germiston, Gauteng, and Universal Iron & Steel and Thyssen Krupp, of Germany. The deal, signed hot on the heels of Abkins’ purchase by Speedroll in December last year, adds a welcome import string to the... 

Global steel news

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 The merger of British Steel and Koninklijke Hoogovens has been announced, reports the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI). The resulting company, provisionally called BSKH, will rank as the world’s largest steel producer after Nippon Steel and Posco, and Europe’s largest... 

SA economy making ‘all the right moves’

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 South Africa’s economy is making all the right moves to aid growth in its embattled steel industry, says British Steel International Distribution SA (Bsidsa) MD George Shaw. The sales arm of British Steel, the world’s sixth-largest steel producer, is enjoying sustained growth since... 

Co-operative spirit is forged between suppliers

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 The co-operative spirit that has prevailed between steel-pipe producer Hall Longmore, of Wadeville, Gauteng, and its primary-product suppliers, Iscor and Highveld Steel, has opened the doors for a wealth of export opportunities for the companies. In order to run Hall Longmore’s new... 

Steel giant keeps beady eye on managing capex

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 heavy emphasis on cashflow manage- ment is dominating Iscor Steel’s strategic vision and, as a result, capex has been managed strictly, commercial GM Ed Coetzer tells Engineering News. “We are investing only in things that we consider essential; with the steel price at the level that... 

Strategy to drum up more business in Africa

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 A co-ordinated export marketing drive is being undertaken by South Africa’s embattled steel-construction industry, spearheaded by the South African International Steel Fabricators’ Business Council (ISF). Formed under the auspices of the South African Institute of Steel Construction... 

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