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Algoma to conclude planned plate mill outage at month's end

Written by Michael Cowden

Algoma Steel Inc. expects to wrap up a previously announced outage on its plate mill by the end of this month, a company spokeswoman said.

The outage is part of the Canadian flat-rolled steelmaker’s $130 million CAD ($95 million USD) modernization project. It began in mid-April.

“As this was a planned outage, we anticipate no negative impact to our customers,” the spokeswoman said in an email to SMU on Wednesday.

SMU reported in November that the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario-based steelmaker planned to take a 20-day outage in April.

Algoma’s plate mill is part of a facility that can make sheet up to 96 inches wide and plate up to 154 inches wide. Its offerings also include floor plate, which is made from sheet, up to 96 inches wide.

The company plans to host a ribbon cutting at the plate mill in June to commemorate the modernization project, the spokeswoman said.

The upgrades have been underway since 2019.

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