Russia: Orel Works opens modernized warehouse

Orel Steel Works has opened a fasteners warehouse after reconstruction.

The cost of the project was 20 million rubles.

In summer the company will commission its third thermo-hardening machine. Investments will total 133 million rubles.

Orel Works fasteners are used in major construction projects, for example, grand stands of Yekaterinburg-Arena. (Ukrainian metal)

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