EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) - Company and union officials say steel maker
ArcelorMittal is planning to restart a blast furnace at a northwestern
Indiana mill in a move that could put hundreds of workers back on the job.
The company says
it is increasing production at the East Chicago plant in response to
improving market demand. Nearly 1,000 workers were laid off from the mill
last summer as it shutdown some operations.
The Times of
Munster reports neither the company or union said how many workers would be
rehired or when they would return.
Steelworkers Local 1011 president Tom Tyrka called the decision good news
for the millís workers and their future.