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Scheduled One-Week Outage Underway at NLMK Indiana

Written by Michael Cowden

NLMK USA is in the middle of an approximately week-long planned outage at its steel mill in Portage, Ind., industry sources said.

The outage at the electric arc furnace (EAF) sheet mill – also known as NLMK Indiana – began on Saturday night and is expected to be wrapped up this weekend.

NLMKNLMK USA typically takes a one-week outage every six months at the northwest Indiana mill – one over the summer and another in November or early December.

NLMK Indiana makes hot-rolled coil, hot-rolled pickle and oil, and high carbon and alloy material, according to its website.

Its EAF has capacity of 680,000 tons per year, and its hot strip mill has annual capacity of one million tons per year, according to the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) 2021 Directory of Iron and Steel Plants.

NLMK USA also operates a hot strip mill, cold mill and coating facilities in western Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania operations, unlike those in Indiana, do not have melt capacity.

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