AvestaPolarit has informed trade union plans to continue rolling at Degerfors Stainless’ billet and bar rolling mill. The rolling mill was originally to have been closed in connection with closure of the meltshop, which will take place at the end of September. The original plan was to use the services of Corus for hire rolling of blooms. In view of recent announcements made by Corus, AvestaPolarit has decided to continue with the existing rolling route in Degerfors. AvestaPolarit’s local management team at Degerfors Stainless drafted a competitive proposal for continuing operations at the billet and bar rolling mill, and this proposal has now been approved by the company’s management. It is estimated that the continuation of business operations at this new business unit will provide job opportunities for some 50 people.