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  • noun Plural form of minimill.

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  • Operated at less than full capacity, these mills are less efficient than the equally large "minimills," like Nucor, whose electric arc furnaces can be operated efficiently at lower speeds.

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  • Operated at less than full capacity, these mills are less efficient than the equally large "minimills," like Nucor, whose electric arc furnaces can be operated efficiently at lower speeds.

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  • Operated at less than full capacity, these mills are less efficient than the equally large "minimills," like Nucor, whose electric arc furnaces can be operated efficiently at lower speeds.

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  • Indeed, the steel industry has steadily reduced the amount of carbon emissions, but that is because of the growing production of steel made by minimills, which melt down scrap steel into new steel.

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  • While minimills wouldn't be as affected by the legislation as integrated mills, they still oppose the current plan.

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  • Unlike most U.S. steel minimills, the footprint of Commercial Metals, of Irving, Texas, extends overseas, with a marketing arm buying and selling scrap metal, iron ore and coking coal the world over, including the Middle East, China and Central Europe.

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  • But this change occurred only after a dramatic restructuring of the industry in the face of fierce competition from new "minimills."

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  • By the time the larger companies -- Bethlehem, LTV, Weirton and others -- collapsed into bankruptcy, they had already shed a vast amount of uneconomic capacity and ceded the production of certain types of products to the minimills.

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  • However, he said, the company plans to build two minimills by 2011 -- each with a capacity of one million metric tons a year -- in Russia's Saratov and Ivanovo regions.

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  • For example, Arcelor Mittal has become a powerhouse by acquiring integrated mills that struggled to respond to the disruption of steel minimills.

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