START UP OF THE MELTING SHOP IN NAS

On this Feb. 2 the first cast took place of the new Melting Shop of Carrollton factory in Kentucky.

On this Feb. 2 the first cast took place of the new Melting Shop of Carrollton factory in Kentucky.

With the start up of this Melting Shop, North American Stainless (NAS), 100% owned by ACERINOX, achieves its fully integrated manufacturing process.

The annual capacities of the factory are: Melting Shop 800,000 tons, Hot Rolling 1,000,000 tons, and Cold Rolling 300,000 tons.

ACERINOX Group has already three factories with fully integrated stainless steel manufacturing process: Campo de Gibraltar (Spain), Carrollton (USA) and Middelbourg (Republic of South Africa), with a total capacity of 2.5 million tons which amount to 14% approximately of the world production in the year 2001.