MACSTEEL® has placed an order with the ITAM-Salem unit of Techint Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA, for a roller hearth furnace to be installed at the MACSTEEL® Jackson, MI plant. The furnace is being installed to add long bar production capacity. The roller hearth furnace will anneal 12-32 foot bars, with capacities ranging from 14,000 pounds per hour to a maximum of 68,000 pounds per hour. A level 2 supervisory control system will also be supplied with the furnace.