Bricmont, Canonsburg, PA, has received a contract from Mitsubishi International Corp. in New York to furnish a 235-meter long tunnel furnace for a new hot strip mill at Tangshan Iron and Steel Co. of Tangshan, P.R. China. A fully operational Bricmont heated shuttle car is included in the first phase and will be used to transfer hot slabs weighing almost 36 tons. The furnace is furnished in conjunction with a new continuous slab caster and hot strip mill. The furnace will be completely automated using Bricmont's latest simulation technology for coordinating slab movement through the facility.