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ArcelorMittal idles hot strip mill in East Chicago

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EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) - The world’s largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal, has idled a hot strip mill at its northwestern Indiana complex as the company aims to take capacity offline as part of a push to make its U.S. operations more efficient.

Although production has ceased at the company’s 84-inch hot strip mill at Indiana Harbor East Chicago, a United Steelworkers union official says none of the mill’s 300 workers will be laid off.

United Steelworkers District 7 Director Mike Millsap tells The (Munster) Times that the union is working to find jobs for the affected workers. He says the union is still bargaining, but the goal is to prevent any layoffs.

Millsap says ArcelorMittal plans to restructure its U.S. operations by shutting down some finishing lines and investing in the remaining ones.



Posted 4/1/2016




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