Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) recently completed the successful start-up of a new Consteel® system designed and supplied by Tenova Core. The Consteel is one of several important processing systems at the new CMC micro-mill plant in Mesa, Ariz. Consteel is a continuous steelmaking process that preheats and feeds scrap and other raw materials directly into the EAF via a patented conveying system through the EAF sidewall. This project represents the seventh Consteel system in the United States.

The team-effort approach taken to implement the Consteel has already resulted in the CMC melt-shop achieving excellent productivity and conversion cost results. The CMC Mesa facility produces reinforcing bar. Additional Consteel applications include flat, long and specialty-steel products.