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AHMSA Restarts Hot Strip Mill After Outage

Written by Michael Cowden

Mexican flat-rolled steelmaker Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA) has restarted its hot strip mill after a planned two-week outage, a company spokesman said.

The mill has been up and running since last week, he said.

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The company confirmed the outage at the beginning of October.

AHMSA’s hot strip mill has annual capacity of 2.8 million tons per year, according to the Association for Iron and Steel Technology’s 2021 Directory of Iron and Steel Plants.

AHMSA is an important supplier to the domestic sheet and plate markets because northern Mexico shares a border with the U.S. Also, AHMSA – like other Mexican steelmakers as well as steelmakers in Canada – can ship to U.S. customers on lead times comparable to those of domestic mills. 

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