(AP) -- ArcelorMittal is closing part of a Philadelphia-area steel plant and
will lay off about 150 workers as a result.
Beth Holdford says the Luxembourg-based company isn’t closing the entire
steelmaker is closing the facility’s rolling mill. Workers at the
Conshohocken plant will continue to heat treat, finish and inspect steel
rolled at other mills in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and Burns Harbor,
president Leo Gerard called the news “another direct blow to our national
security.” He says the steel rolled in Conshohocken had been used to make
various Army vehicles and Navy craft.
Holdford says the
layoffs will have “minimal impact” on the company’s customers.