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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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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.
(15) The Bonaventure was 461.04 net tons, 350 nhp, was owned by Harvey & Co.
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 16.1% from previous year shipments.
All told, there are around 10 million net tons of mini-sheet capacity operating in North America, Europe, and Japan, most of it representing the "compact strip production" (CSP) technology used by Nucor and developed by the German equipment supplier SMS.
To attract larger ships and bigger fleets, the registration fee was capped at a maximum of $60,000 in 1988, and as of 1989, an owner transferring at least thre ships totalling 40,000 net tons is entitled to an 80 percent discount.
AMERICAN is increasing production capacity to nearly 700,000 net tons annually and shortening manufacturing lead times for high quality steel pipe.
Its more than 100-year-old facility currently produces 140,000 net tons of gray, ductile and austempered ductile iron annually for a wide variety of industries.