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UK steel production on road to recovery
10th  February 2014

UK steel production on road to recovery

British crude steel production averaged 228,000 tonnes a week in 2013, 23.7% higher than the previous year.

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CE Marking - VIDEO
03rd  February 2014

CE Marking - Video that explains what it is

An introduction to CE Marking with contributions from: Dr David Moore, Director of Engineering, BCSA Dale Barnard, SHEQual & Sustainability manager, Bourne Construction Engineering Ltd.

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Global Steel Market Report 2014
24th  January 2014

Global Steel Market Report 2014

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Steel in Million Metric Tons by the following End-Use Applications: Construction, Automotive, Machinery, Other Domestic/Commercial Equipment, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018.

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Steel CE Marking - Why You MUST Do It!!!
16th  January 2014

Steel CE Marking - Why You Must Do It!!

Did you know that after the 1st July 2014 it will be illegal to trade in fabricated steel or related products in the European market if they don't have a CE marking? This could have potentially big impacts on the steel fabrication industry. You'll be reassured and not surprised that we're well under way with certification!

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Trostre's Tata Steel fined £25,000 after employee lost half a finger
13th  January 2014

Trostre's Tata Steel fined £25,000 after employee lost half a finger

TATA Steel has been fined £25,000 for safety failings after a worker sustained serious injuries to his hand at the company’s works in Llanelli.

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Boost for Scunthorpe workers as Tata Steel wins huge rail deal with French operator SNCF
13th  January 2014

Boost for Scunthorpe workers as Tata Steel wins huge rail deal with French operator SNCF

Tata Steel has won a two-year contract to supply more than 200,000 tonnes of track to French rail operator SNCF.

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Sheffield foundry fined over worker's death
02nd  January 2014

Sheffield foundry fined over worker's death

Even with good health and safety policies in place accidents can still happen.

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South Yorkshire's Man of Steel sculpture gets £1m boost
02nd  January 2014

South Yorkshire's Man of Steel sculpture gets £1m boost

Huge steel structure of man sitting on a plinth gets a surprise funding boost!

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12th  December 2013

Construction Marine Ltd Sponsor Sandbeck Engineering to work on the rail network

Sandbeck Engineering are now ready to work on the UK rail network!

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UK Steel Enterprise celebrates 6,000th investment into UK business
04th  December 2013

UK Steel Enterprise celebrates 6,000th investment into UK business

Tata Steel subsidiary supports new and growing businesses in steel areas with finance and premises.

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Crossrail will create 75,000 business opportunities
28th  November 2013

Crossrail will create 75,000 business opportunities

Welsh companies are being urged to bid for business on Europe's biggest construction project, Crossrail. The company says the £14.8 billion project to build a rail link across London will create 75,000 business opportunities and it wants to encourage more Welsh companies to get on board.

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Steel - North America's #1 Recycled Material
21st  November 2013

Steel - North America's #1 Recycled Material

Ever wanted to know how much steel has been recycled this year? here is a real time countdown for what's happening in North America!

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Outlook improves for European steel industry
21st  November 2013

Outlook improves for European steel industry

Improving fundamentals in the European steel industry, reflected by slight growth in euro area GDP and in the steel end-user markets, have resulted in a change of outlook to stable from negative, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

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Glasgow Science Centre tower 'to reopen next year'
15th  November 2013

Glasgow Science Centre tower 'to reopen next year'

The Glasgow Science Centre tower will reopen next summer, almost four years after visitors were last allowed up it. The 127m tower opened in 2001 but has been riddled with problems and has been shut for more than 80% of its life.

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UK's largest steel-making firm tightens safety regulations after man is crushed by machinery
15th  November 2013

UK's largest steel-making firm tightens safety regulations after man is crushed by machinery

A LEADING UK steel fabrication firm has imposed tighter safety regulations after a man was killed when his fork-lift truck fell over and he became trapped underneath. Accidents can always happen, thats why health and safety is paramount.

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Company creates new jobs after UK Steel Enterprise backing
04th  November 2013

Company creates new jobs after UK Steel Enterprise backing

Icon Plastics is creating new jobs after an injection of cash into it's business from UK Steel.

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Sheffield Forgemasters withdraws from £36m loan
04th  November 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters withdraws from £36m loan

Big South Yorkshire steel company forgemasters has pulled out of a government loan deal worth around £36M.

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Global Steel Output Inched Up in September
23rd  October 2013

Global Steel Output Inched Up in September

Latest production numbers for global steel showed promising signs of improvement. September was 1.6% up on August.

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Stoke-on-Trent man's leg crushed by four tonnes of steel
23rd  October 2013

Stoke-on-Trent man's leg crushed by four tonnes of steel

Terrible stories of injury in the workplace are unfortunately still common and its vital that safe working practices are implemented.

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Infographic: Steel & Architecture
14th  October 2013

Infographic: Steel & Architecture

Ever wanted to see the history of steel in image form?

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UK manufacturing revival threatened by green levies (1)
14th  October 2013

UK manufacturing revival threatened by green levies

Concerns have been expressed by steelmakers including Tata Steel about the UK specific "green" levies which could hamper firm's competitiveness.

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Cold-formed steel rebuilds earthquake-resistant architecture
07th  October 2013

Cold-formed steel rebuilds earthquake-resistant architecture

Academia and industry are collaborating in a new effort to engineer earthquake-ready buildings. The effort based at Johns Hopkins University aims to design and test a single structure primarily built from cold-formed steel, a material that has boomed in structural engineering projects over the last 25 years.

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Four Post-War UK Steel Structures Given Heritage Status
07th  October 2013

Four Post-War UK Steel Structures Given Heritage Status

Four post-war buildings, including the Spectrum Building by Norman Foster and Capel Manor House by Michael Manser, have been elevated to the Heritage List by the UK’s Architecture and Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey.

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The steel memorial sculpture London doesn’t want
30th  September 2013

The steel memorial sculpture London doesn’t want

Not everything produced in steel is appreciated! A memorial sculpture set to be erected in a London park has raised eyebrows.

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Steel boss is UK’s top chief executive
30th  September 2013

Steel boss is UK’s top chief executive

Forgemasters' Graham Honeyman is named CEO of the year at a prestigious awards event sponsored by PwC in London.

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Bid to reveal 'untold' steel stories at Port Talbot conference
15th  September 2013

Bid to reveal 'untold' steel stories at Port Talbot conference

Researchers are hoping to discover more about the untold stories of workers who helped shape Britain's steel industry.

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Former Ravenscraig workers launch compensation bid
09th  September 2013

Former Ravenscraig workers launch compensation bid

FORMER workers claim toxic fumes generated at the steelworks, which closed 20 years ago, have lead to health problems including lung cancer and emphysema.

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National Clampdown Targets Poor Construction Site Safety
09th  September 2013

National Clampdown Targets Poor Construction Site Safety

If you visit the HSE website you will see that they are undertaking a second round of clampdown inspection on construction sites. Again concentrating on the smaller refurbishment type sites. This round is due to last a month again from 2nd Sept. Read the article!

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Steel frames rise at new Swansea University campus
02nd  September 2013

Steel frames rise at new Swansea University campus

A great example of the early stages of steel erection for a new site.

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Tata Steel turns cautious despite rise in profit
02nd  September 2013

Tata Steel turns cautious despite rise in profit

Tata Steel sees an increase in its last quarter profits, in fact record profits - is this good news for the steel industry?

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Top 25 largest steel producers in the world
19th  August 2013

Top 25 largest steel producers in the world

Ever thought who the largest steel companies in the world were?

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GLOBAL STAINLESS CRUDE STEEL  PRODUCTION IN Q1 2013 HIGHER
13th  August 2013

Global Stainless Crude Steel Production In Q1 2013 Higher

Global stainless crude steel production in the first quarter of 2013 was almost 9.4 million metric tonnes (Mt) according to the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). Compared to the first quarter of 2012, this is an increase of 6.0%. However, all areas except China showed decreased production volumes in the year-on-year comparison.

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All is not lost for steel framed home owners
13th  August 2013

All is not lost for steel framed home owners

INSPECTIONS will be carried out at Northwich properties where cavity wall insulation could be causing more harm than good. In last week’s Guardian we reported that owners of steel framed houses in the town centre took advantage of a Cheshire County Council insulation scheme about five years ago but have since discovered this is not recommended for their homes.

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China tallest building, Shanghai Tower, gets final steel beam
05th  August 2013

China tallest building, Shanghai Tower, gets final steel beam

Work on the main structure of China's tallest building, the Shanghai Tower, has been completed. A flag-waving ceremony took place as the last steel beam was hoisted and installed at the top of the skyscraper.

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29th  July 2013

Massive explosion at Mexico steel factory kills 4

Safety is absolutely paramount in modern times, make sure that your suppliers have the right health & safety cover in place.

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