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Romanian Steelmaker Exempt from Tariffs

Tuesday, March 19, 2002
 
The Romanian steel plant owned by Lakshmi Mittal will be exempt from the 30-percent U.S.-imposed duty on steel imports, according to reports out of the United Kingdom. Romania, which last year exported 187,000 tons of steel, is on the list of developing countries, including Argentina, Thailand and Turkey, that will not have to pay the tax when it comes into force on March 20. The U.K. government recently helped Mittal negotiate low-interest loans from the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, for developing and modernizing its plants.
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Oregon Steel Mills Raising Prices

Tuesday, March 19, 2002
 
Effective April 8, Oregon Steel Mills Inc., Portland, OR, will raise prices $20 to $30 per ton for steel plate wider than 6 feet. A $20/ton price hike affects hot-rolled carbon and high-strength low-alloy plate, while a $30/ton hike affects hot-rolled heattreated carbon and alloy plate.
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Lincoln Debuts Arc-Welding Website

Monday, March 18, 2002
 
Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, has debuted a website designed to educate the public about the art and science of arc welding. The site, www.weldinginnovation.org, is an outgrowth of the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation. “We now can offer individuals access to detailed reference materials as well as immediate answers to their welding questions,” explained Scott Funderburk, foundation secretary. Website benefits include a variety of educational resources available for purchase; an online version of Welding Innovation, a semi-annual publication; technical articles; and information on various welding competitions
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