Gerdau Fort Smith steel plant

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Gerdau Fort Smith, also known as Mac Steel (predecessor), is a 550 TTPA electric steel plant operating in Fort Smith, AR, United States. Gerdau Fort Smith operates an electric arc furnace (EAF).[1]


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The Gerdau Fort Smith steel plant began operating in 1984. It was previously known as Mac Steel and owned by Quanex Corp., which was acquired by Gerdau SA for $1.5 billion in 2007; at that point ownership of the facility transferred to Gerdau.[2]

In June 2021, a fire at the Gerdau Fort Smith plant hospitalized one person.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Home GLN | Gerdau Website". Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  2. "Gerdau Acquiring MacSteel Mini-Mills for $1.5 Billion". Forging Magazine. 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  3. "Fire at Gerdau mill in Fort Smith sends one person to the hospital". 5newsonline. 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 2021 AIST Electric Arc Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Certifications | Gerdau Website". Retrieved 2021-11-18.

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