LOI Inc. (Canonsburg, Pa.) has received an order from Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA) for a new pusher reheat furnace and associated equipment for their plate mill expansion. The pusher furnace, rated at 120 metric tons per hour, will be equipped with the patented LOI Adapt Hot Skid System, which will reduce the thermal skid mark and the heat losses to the cooling water. The furnace is scheduled for start-up in the fourth quarter of 2007.

In addition to the furnace, LOI will supply a slab depiler (which will be designed to handle the addition slabs when furnace No. 1 and 2 are integrated into the automated charging system), a Level I and II automation system, the design for the entry and exit rolls and tables, and a slab extractor to eliminate the damage caused by a drop-out system.