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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Efficient, agile, smart, Seattle’s steel mill keeps the fires burning

In a building next door to the blast furnace, highly sophisticated rolling mills convert steel billets into rebar, angles, rounds, channels, flats, squares and other products. A billet is a length of metal that comes out of the electric arc furnace. The billets are reheated, then formed on these rollers into the various products.