Growth and performance of the mini- and midi-steel mills-- there are about 70 of them in the United States--are examined in the light of economic and technical advantages that these smaller mills offer. The economic distinction is made between these cold-charge mills (melting steel scrap or pre-reduced pellets) and the big, integrated mills. Operations of some major United States' cold-charge steelmakers are reviewed, and it is concluded that, despite some problems, the mini-midi-mills display a great ability to survive and grow. The long-term outlook for these mills is briefly discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chilton Company, Incorporated

    One Chilton Way
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19089
  • Authors:
    • BENNETT, K W
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.
  • Serial:
    • Iron Age
    • Volume: 218
    • Issue Number: 15
    • Publisher: Chilton Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM