By working with Washington Mills’ custom furnace and milling group, the customer successfully proved its hypothesis that electric-arc furnace technology could reduce unwanted impurities in the raw material. The customer was very pleased that Washington Mills’ technology and know-how had made the test possible. The customer could now take the idea a step further and work with Washington Mills to draw up what the projected production costs might be to run the same material on one of Washington Mills’ larger furnaces. Washington Mills proved that the technology was feasible, and the customer made significant progress in solving its raw material problem.

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