Ipatinga steel plant

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Ipatinga steel plant (Usina Siderúrgica de Ipatinga) is an integrated steel plant in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


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Usiminas (Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA) is a leading producer of cold rolled and hot rolled flat steels, coils, plates, coatings, white and yellow goods, and other items destined for the consumer and automotive sectors. It was founded on April 25, 1956 in Ipatinga, in what was to become the Vale do Aço (Steel Valley) in Brazil's Minas Gerais state. On October 26, 1962, Brazilian president João Goulart lit the first blast furnace at the Ipatinga steel plant. Today the plant stands out as Latin America's largest flat steel mill and one of the 20 largest in the world.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Usiminas – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  2. "USGS Minerals Yearbook: Brazil" (PDF). USGS. 2015.
  3. "Pocket Yearbook 2020: A Siderurgia em Números" (PDF). Instituto Aço Brasil. 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Production". Usiminas. Retrieved July 29, 2020.

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