merchant mill

merchant mill

[′mər·chənt ‚mil]
(metallurgy)
A mill, consisting of a group of stands of three rolls each, used to roll rounds, flats, or squares of smaller dimensions than could be rolled on a bar mill.
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"This gives everyone renewed hope that Teesside Cast Products has a strong and vibrant future when it operates as a stand-alone merchant mill from next year." Michael Leahy, general secretary of steelworkers union Community, said: "These results are good news for the shareholders and employees alike.
The investment banker - an industry specialist for 15 years - fears Corus has no intention of operating Teesside as a merchant mill.
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