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Charter Steel to enter SBQ straight bar market with Primetals Technologies upgrade

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Charter Steel has selected Primetals Technologies to supply the cooling bed, cold shear, abrasive saws,

stackers, banders, bar bundling and banding machines necessary to support the steelmaker's new cut-tolength,

Special Bar Quality (SBQ) line, part of a previously announced major expansion and upgrade for its

steelmaking facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Charter Steel intends to leverage its advanced carbon and

alloy steelmaking capabilities in Cleveland to introduce an engineered bar product to new and existing

customers in sizes ranging from 19 to 83 mm (.75 to 3.25 inches) in diameter and bar lengths from 3.7 to

15.3 meters (12 to 50 feet). The upgrade allows for rapid response to the varying demands of Charter

Steel's customers. The new straight-bar and upgraded coil capability will be operational in the second half

of 2018.