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SSAB Takes Montpelier EAF Down for Maintenance

Written by Sandy Williams

SSAB’s Montpelier, Iowa, steel mill will begin a four-week outage starting on June 27. The downtime is for planned bi-annual maintenance, said a spokesperson for the company.

SSAB Americas operates two scrap-based electric arc furnaces, one at Montpelier and the other in Mobile, Ala., with a combined annual production capacity of 2.4 million tons.

In outlook remarks in May, SSAB said it was expecting shipments to contract sharply in second-quarter 2020 due to disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. Average realized prices were also expected to be lower for the Americas division compared to pricing during the first quarter.

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