R/€ = 17.6942 Change: 0.1485
R/$ = 17.0591 Change: 0.0577
Au 1759.29 $/oz Change: 9.49
Pt 1037.00 $/oz Change: 31.00

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Million-rand contract from steel-plant

16th July 2004 Africa’s leading independent refractory specialist The Dickinson Group has been awarded a contract to do repairs on Iscor Vanderbijlpark’s D blast furnace, to the value of a few million rands. 

West Coast agency confident of hitting budget targets

16th July 2004 Sheet-metal components and subassemblies manufacturer Fabrinox Steel developed an agency in the Saldanha area, on the West Coast, in May this year. 

Business relationships sought

16th July 2004 East Rand steel merchant Sovereign Steel, which has developed a strategy to set itself apart from other steel merchants by its business strategy model and speedy service, has moved into the next phase of its business model – growth. 

Turnover is to increase twofold

16th July 2004 Black economic empowerment steel supply company Shosholoza Steel Supplies plans to double its turnover this year. 

SAISC upbeat about the industry’s future

16th July 2004 The South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) reports that?the steel construction industry can look forward to a buoyant next few?years. 

Paint-shop upgrade is being planned

16th July 2004 The metal fabrication division of Denver Technical Products reports that it will be upgrading its paint shop to increase capacity. 

Only finishing touches are still needed

16th July 2004 Electrical engineering and electronics leader Siemens is on the verge of completing a steel coiling project for a large stainless-steel producer in Middelburg. 

Water-treatment project under way

2nd July 2004 Water and process specialist S 

Cranes have minimum downtime since plant commissioning

2nd July 2004 World market leader for cranes and hoists Demag Cranes & Components reports that its cranes and 

Furnace ramp-up is on schedule

2nd July 2004 Heavy minerals producer Ticor South Africa is on track to produce 250 000 t of titanium slag and 140 000 t of pig iron a year in line with its R1,2-billion Hillendale smelter expansion project in Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal. 

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