Latest Steel manufacturing News

Man charged after 21-hour standoff atop old blast furnace

Jul. 14, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A man who climbed atop the rusting blast furnace at a former eastern Pennsylvania steel mill, prompting evacuation of an arts and entertainment venue now at the site, is now facing a felony charge of risking a catastrophe. Jonathan David Wallace, 25, of Mertztown was also charged...

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 1, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Vindicator, June 30 After A lackluster performance in the first Democratic presidential debate last week, Mahoning Valley Congressman Tim Ryan must come out swinging at the next gabfest or his campaign could die on the political vine....

Residents grapple with life in the shadows steel plant

Jun. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Johnie Perryman retired to Clairton 12 years ago, hoping to settle into a cheap home near an old friend in Pittsburgh. With a wide front porch and oversize windows, the spacious, $72,900 Mitchell Avenue home about a mile from the Clairton Plant is full of artwork and mementos from a...

Indiana steel mill cited for excessive lead, cadmium dust

Jun. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — State safety officials have ordered a northwestern Indiana steel mill to lessen employee contact with hazardous substances after finding some workers were exposed to lead and cadmium. Indiana's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the order to the ArcelorMittal...

Correction: Steel Plant-Pollution story

Jun. 18, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

In a story June 17 about a fire at U.S. Steel's Pennsylvania coke plant, The Associated Press reported erroneously the impact of the mishap on the neighborhood's air quality. The company said air monitoring equipment indicated that sulfur dioxide levels did not exceed emissions limits around the plant through...

The Latest: US Steel restores pollution controls at plant

Jun. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at U.S. Steel coke plant (all times local): 10:30 p.m. U.S. Steel says it has resumed normal operations at its coke plant outside Pittsburgh after fire knocked out an air pollution control system. The company said in a statement late Monday that it has completed...

Zegna, Stella McCartney tout transition in Milan

Jun. 14, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The opening shows of Milan Fashion Week on Friday evening underscored a world in transition. Ermenegildo Zegna invited guests to an abandoned and gutted former steelworks on the outskirts of Milan that symbolizes both the region's deindustrialization but also offers the prospects for rebirth...

EU regulator blocks Thyssenkrupp-Tata Steel merger

Jun. 11, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust regulator says it's blocking a planned merger between German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel because the move would have cut competition and pushed up prices. The decision was expected. Thyssenkrupp had said last month that it expected the...

Company specializing in steel wheels plans Indiana facility

Jun. 7, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) — A company specializing in the production and distribution of steel wheels plans to open a production facility in northern Indiana. Officials announced Friday that Indiana Wheel Corp. plans to invest nearly $23 million to purchase, renovate and equip the facility in the Marshall County...

Steel plant in Mississippi looking for workers

May. 30, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A Florida steel manufacturer that's set up shop in Mississippi needs to hire 60 people by Aug. 1. The Hattiesburg American reports Perfect Steel has moved into the old Cooper Power Systems plant in Lumberton's industrial park. Perfect Steel plans to hire welders, drillers, steel...