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Pouring steel at Gerdau Ameristeel, Charlotte, NC

June 8, 2004, 7:30 a.m.

Dave Rempel, a maintenence planner for Gerdau Ameristeel, watches as tons of molten steel flow from the furnace into a ladle. The steel will be molded into long bars, which are then drawn into various shapes.

Panoramic photo illustration by Gary O'Brien ©2004 The Charlotte Observer

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