Bucharest, Romania – February 22, 2005 – Mechel has announced that shareholders meetings resolved to change names of its Romanian facilities to Mechel Targoviste and Mechel Campia Turzii.
Mechel Targoviste (Targoviste, Romania) is Romania’s largest metallurgical plant. It produces rolled products in carbon and alloy steels and forged and calibrated products for machinery and automobile manufacturers, construction industry, and the hardware, bearing, and pipe industries. The company’s quality management system is compliant with ISO 9001:2000 international standard.
Mechel Campia Turzii (Campia Turzii, Romania) is a metallurgical facility that produces rolled products in carbon and low-alloy steels for machinery manufacturers, as well as steel rebar, wire rod and hardware, including various kinds of wire, cable, mesh, electrical cable, and nails. The company is certified under ISO 9001:2000 international standard. In May 2002, the plant received ISO 14001 environmental certification.
Mechel Steel Group OAO
Director of Communications
Mechel Steel Group is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. Mechel Steel Group products are marketed domestically and internationally.
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