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