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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

Economy making North Coast building a tough sell

VALPARAISO | After hearing from its real estate broker for the former North Coast Distributing building, the city's Redevelopment Commission is expected to extend the broker's contract for another six months but might lower the building's asking price.

April 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Purdue Cal researchers advance patent

HAMMOND | A team of Purdue University Calumet researchers has developed a new, less costly production process that has earned a patent.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am

U.S. Steel eyeing completion of coke substitute project

Officials from United States Steel Corp. affirmed that modules expected to make an alternative to the steelmaking input coke will start production in Gary this year.

February 06, 2012 6:00 pm
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

EDITORIAL: Coke research likely to sizzle, not fizzle

The New Coke product rolled out in 1985 was a colossal flop, but potential upgrades to the process of making coke — as in steelmaking ingredient — being researched at Purdue University Calumet look promising.

August 11, 2011 12:00 am
Purdue professor innovating coke-making process

Purdue professor innovating coke-making process

More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.

August 08, 2011 8:00 am Photos

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Purdue professor working to innovate coke-making process

Purdue professor working to innovate coke-making process

HAMMOND | More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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