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.

June 8 , 2004 7:30 AM EDT Lat: 35:20:20.411N Lon: 80:49:45.142W
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