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TON. Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c. 270, s. 20.

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5 million net tons of steel recycled, according to numbers from the Steel Recycling Institute that were released to coincide with America Recycles Day.
Tses Glass is being planned to have all four separate manufacturing plants in a single location Tses; to constitute 7 million net ton of Flat Glass, 7 million net ton of Container Glass, 1 million net ton of Fiber Glass, and 5 million net ton of Ultrathin Glass; for a gross annual total of 20 million net ton capacity, making it the largest dynamic glass manufacturing plant in the world.
Steel will have about 33 million net tons of annual raw steel capacity.
Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the United States imported a total of 2,432,000 net tons of steel in June, including 2,025,000 net tons of finished steel.
It said February US exports, at 7,784,000 net tons (NT = 907kg), were down 16.