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2018-03-06 -Land of the Free
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Posted by Ebbeatch Wheasing1070 2018-03-06 11:48|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [322 views ]  Top

#1 Sorry, too much work to get any meaningful content from this.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-03-06 15:11||   2018-03-06 15:11|| Front Page Top

#2 Sorry Skid. I left out the link.

The story is about fraud in a major Japanese Steel company which is also under investigation by the US DOJ. Q's implication is that this is tied to Trump's tariff announcement.
Posted by Ebbeatch Wheasing1070 2018-03-06 15:37||   2018-03-06 15:37|| Front Page Top

#3 I do a lot of construction administration and see a lot of crap from China and Japan.

I require mill certifications on reinforcing steel and over the last few years upped the ante to include lab tests. What I found is shocking. I get a mill cert from a Japanese steel company for some reinforcing that says "Yep, its A36" when I get it tested, it comes back as one jump from coat hanger wire. I've seen steel being bent and watched the guys break the steel with his hands when he bent it.

I had a project on which the anchor bolts were Chinese in origin and had the certificates for ASTM compliance. I watched them break when torque tested. Seems the bolts were cast pot metal or whatever. We had to jack hammer out all of the foundations at a high school football stadium to get those things out.

And don't ever use Chinese gypsum wallboard or Chinese Portland cement. In Libya we were building an office building and used Chinese Portland Cement...you could dig holes in it with a dull table knife and was completely useless. I still don't know what that crap was...really. I know what the label said but, nope, it was not Portland cement.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-03-06 17:15||   2018-03-06 17:15|| Front Page Top

#4 you could dig holes in it with a dull table knife and was completely useless I have stored portland cement in my garage & had it turn into that kind of stuff after a few years. The fresh stuff I used when I first opened the bag worked just fine, nice result. The stale stuff was just as you describe it after I tested it.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-03-06 17:20||   2018-03-06 17:20|| Front Page Top

#5 Well, if they're saying their reinforcing is A36, I'd have a real problem with that. 615 or 706
Posted by Frank G 2018-03-06 17:26||   2018-03-06 17:26|| Front Page Top

#6 IF it's Kobe Steel or even Mitsubishi Steel, both companies admitted the fraud and today the Kobe Steel head dude resigned, effective 1 April.
impacts a lot of US projects, including the California high speed train to nowhere
Posted by USN, Ret. 2018-03-06 18:22||   2018-03-06 18:22|| Front Page Top

#7 USN, that's not a problem. Isn't Nancy's husband involved in the train to nowhere? When she takes over as speaker, she'll just throw more Federal money at the project.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2018-03-06 18:38||   2018-03-06 18:38|| Front Page Top

#8 Kobe Steel Rooters
Posted by Bobby 2018-03-06 18:59||   2018-03-06 18:59|| Front Page Top

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