April 13, 2016

ArcelorMittal Idles Hot-Strip Line at Indiana Harbor

ArcelorMittal has responded to low levels of domestic capacity utilization by idling the 84-inch hot-strip mill at its Indiana Harbor East Chicago facility, the Times of Northwest Indiana has reported. The company is trying to find other positions for the 300 workers at the mill. The line has been underutilized in the past, and the company has no immediate plans to restart it.

The decision comes on the heels of the company’s plans to sell its long-carbon facilities in LaPlace, La., and Vinton, Texas, and the 2015 closing of the aluminizing line at Indiana Harbor West. All of the efforts are part of the company’s overall rationalization efforts after suffering big losses in recent years.

ArcelorMittal remains in negotiations on a new labor agreement with the United Steelworkers at its domestic facilities, though a company spokesperson indicated the plans to close the line were already under way before contract talks began.


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