NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say steel manufacturing company
ArcelorMittal plans to reopen its Harriman facility, which closed in 2011
due to poor market conditions.
In a news release, Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner
Bill Hagerty and ArcelorMittal executives said the goal is for the facility
to be fully operational by April 2014.
ArcelorMittal says it plans to hire 61 new employees over the next two years
in Roane County. It will ship billets by rail from its sister facility in
LaPlace, La., to the Harriman facility, where they will be reheated and
rolled into light structural shapes and merchant bars for the construction
An open house will be held at the Tennessee Career Center at Rockwood on
Jan. 9, allowing interested parties to learn more about the company and its