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Blast furnaces idled at local steel mills

Blast furnaces idled at local steel mills

Two blast furnaces at Northwest Indiana mills have gone out of commission.

June 10, 2014 12:00 pm
U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace offline

U.S. Steel holding off on coke alternative, taking blast furnace offline

United States Steel Corp. is taking another look at plans to switch to a coke alternative in the steelmaking process, and replacing a blast furnace at a southern mill with a lower-cost electric arc furnace.

March 22, 2014 6:42 pm

EDITORIAL: Dying coke batteries don't jeopardize jobs

The decision by U.S. Steel to shut down two coke batteries at Gary Works means 120 workers will be displaced, but not necessarily that they'll no longer be loyal employees.

November 05, 2013 12:00 am

Steelmaker, coke producer extend contract

EAST CHICAGO | An Indiana Harbor-based coke plant will continue to furnish the world's largest steelmaker with a raw material it needs to forge metal in East Chicago.

September 09, 2013 11:57 am
Blast furnace back in action at Indiana Harbor

Blast furnace back in action at Indiana Harbor

A blast furnace is smelting molten metal again after a glitch earlier this month at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, where the Luxembourg-based steelmaker operates two mills.

August 29, 2013 5:40 pm
ArcelorMittal blast furnace in East Chicago goes down

ArcelorMittal blast furnace in East Chicago goes down

A blast furnace has gone down at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, the largest steelmaking complex in North America.

August 16, 2013 12:10 pm Photos

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JOHN DAVIES: CIVS provides innovative solutions beyond engineering

JOHN DAVIES: CIVS provides innovative solutions beyond engineering

This is a place where ideas and complexity come to life on the screen from the beauty of intricate French poetry to the grandeur of a massive blast furnace.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am

Creating a culture of continuous improvement

Andy Harshaw says steel companies need to promote a culture of continuous improvement. Focusing on the future and being able to foster innovation is critical to the industry’s survival, he believes.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Industry ready for another productive year

Industry ready for another productive year

The No. 14 blast furnace at U.S. Steel Gary Works in Gary illustrates the region's industrial might.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
U.S. Steel VP Tony Bridge and an evening of firsts

U.S. Steel VP Tony Bridge and an evening of firsts

United States Steel Corp. Vice President Tony Bridge has three degrees – a bachelor’s in industrial management and in electrical engineering from Purdue – and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, but he recently confessed that despite those milestones, he never attended a graduation ceremony.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Dust catcher system malfunction causes problems for U.S. Steel

United States Steel Corp. had to repair a key piece of environmental equipment tied to one of its Gary blast furnaces last week after a malfunction that reduced steel production levels for a few days.

January 19, 2012 12:00 am
Steelmaker's key to success forged in region

Steelmaker's key to success forged in region

Modernizing an industry that's hundreds of years old and has continued to operate in a location since 1906 is no easy task.

November 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Steelmaker's key to success forged in region

Steelmaker's key to success forged in region

Modernizing an industry that's hundreds of years old and has continued to operate in a location since 1906 is no easy task.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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U.S. Steel: NWI key to company's viability

U.S. Steel: NWI key to company's viability

Officials from United States Steel Corp. say NWI is key to the company's long-term global success. The region is home to the company's largest manufacturing complex, Gary Works, but only a slice of the more than 4,900 U.S. Steel employees in the Region work at the plant. And that number pale…

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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U.S. Steel making play to reduce coke consumption, use natural gas

Capitalizing on cheap natural gas, becoming more cost competitive and enhancing its coke position were among the goals United States Steel Corp. executives outlined in a conference with analysts late last month.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am

U.S. Steel to reduce coke, use natural gas

U.S. Steel is continuing a project in Gary to build two modules that produce a carbon alloy material that would be a substitute for traditionally manufactured coke in steelmaking.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
Volatility steering decisions for steel companies

Volatility steering decisions for steel companies

Raw material price volatility is pushing steel industry executives to implement new processes or vertical integration. At the Association for Iron & Steel Technology's annual conference last week, company leaders said the price increases on coal, coke and iron ore are driving the need to…

May 09, 2011 9:45 am Related
Volatility steering decisions for steel companies

Volatility steering decisions for steel companies

INDIANAPOLIS | Steel industry executives said Wednesday they have to continue finding ways to reduce their exposure to raw material price volatility by implementing new processes or vertical integration.

May 04, 2011 7:00 pm Related
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