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BRS: Week-Long Maintenance Outage Slated for Q4

Written by David Schollaert

Big River Steel plans to take a week-long plant-wide maintenance outage in October at its mill in Osceola, Ark., a company spokeswoman confirmed.

The planned outage, for normal preventative maintenance and mill reliability, is scheduled to start on Oct. 10, she said.

The scheduled maintenance includes both electric-arc furnaces (EAFs)—with annual production capacity of 3.3 million tons of flat rolled steel—as well as the casting, heating, and rolling lines.

Although the weeklong maintenance outage is slated for early Q4, lead times are presently 8-12 weeks out and the disruption may be felt by a tight marketplace.

Big River Steel makes hot-rolled, cold-rolled, pickled, electrical, and hot-dipped galvanized steels for a wide range of downstream industries, including automotive, appliance and distribution.

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