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Gerdau Confirms Outage at Whitby Mill

Written by Becca Moczygemba

Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau has confirmed a planned outage at its mill in Whitby, Ontario.

Gerdau Logo“Gerdau confirms a planned outage in its Whitby, Ontario mill. Rolling operations will undergo routine annual maintenance, lasting two weeks. The melt shop will experience a longer outage, beginning in late April and lasting approximately six weeks,” a spokesperson for the company said in an email to SMU.

“This will allow for completion of the previously announced investment in Gerdau’s Ontario operations, improving production volume, quality, environmental performance, and competitiveness. Gerdau is utilizing its network of mills to avoid any commercial impact from the outage,” the spokesperson added.

The Whitby mini-mill produces rebar and has a current melt capacity of 1,046,000 tons.

Gerdau is not currently confirming any other planned outages or downtime.

By Becca Moczygemba,

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