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Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana continued its three-decade-long run as the nation's top steel-producing state last year.

March 23, 2014 6:30 am
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

ArcelorMittal continues legal fight over high-strength steel

ArcelorMittal is appealing a recent court ruling that three rival steelmakers did not violate its patent for a special type of aluminum-coated high-strength steel that is made in Northwest Indiana for the auto industry.

January 08, 2014 12:45 pm

ArcelorMittal reopens mothballed Tennessee finishing plant

ArcelorMittal has decided to reopen a Tennessee steel finishing plant it had closed three years ago because demand had dropped so much.

January 04, 2014 10:47 am

ArcelorMittal will manage the company by region

Steel giant ArcelorMittal is shuffling around management, and will run the company by region going forward.

December 11, 2013 1:30 pm

Steelmakers hoping to see more metal in bridges, undercarriages

Short span bridges traditionally are cast in concrete -- and plastic usually forms the fuel tanks in a car's undercarriage.

December 02, 2013 5:50 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
U.S. Steel, ArcelorMittal expected to report quarterly losses

U.S. Steel, ArcelorMittal expected to report quarterly losses

Northwest Indiana's two major steelmakers are both expected to report losses during the third quarter, though market conditions have been gradually improving.

October 28, 2013 4:30 pm
U.S. Steel's Portage plant cranking out steel for carmakers

U.S. Steel's Portage plant cranking out steel for carmakers

PORTAGE | Metal that just received rust-proofing piles up in the cavernous warehouse of U.S. Steel's plant in Portage, ready to be trucked off to factories throughout the Midwest.

October 26, 2013 9:25 pm Photos

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Stakes are high in race to lighten vehicles

Stakes are high in race to lighten vehicles

Stringent fuel-efficiency standards have pitted steel against rival metals in a race to make cars, trucks and SUVs lighter.

October 06, 2013 1:15 am

U.S. Steel to offer rare tours of the Midwest Plant in Portage

U.S. Steel plans to offer rare tours of a local steel mill when an international summit comes to town.

September 30, 2013 12:00 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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Steelmakers looking to cut costs

Steelmakers looking to cut costs

ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel have been working on streamlining operations after a prolonged economic slump has kept them from being profitable, and the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker plans to review labor costs at all its facilities.

August 11, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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U.S. Steel posts another quarterly loss

U.S. Steel posts another quarterly loss

United States Steel Corp. posted another loss in the second quarter because of sluggish demand, and declines in flat-rolled shipments and line pipe prices.

July 29, 2013 3:15 pm

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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Russian steelmakers to focus on reducing costs

Russian steelmakers to focus on reducing costs

An observation point in the center of Magnitogorsk, Russia, provides a breathtaking view of the Ural River, with gray and orange smoke rising above the rows of pipes on the opposite bank.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Steel mill project hits stumbling blocks

United States Steel Corp. officials expect to start up a second module in Gary during late summer to produce a substitute for a critical raw material to make steel.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am

Phoenix Services signs contract to service ArcelorMittal

Steel mill service firm Phoenix Services will open a slag processing and distribution facility in Portage after signing a multi-year contract with ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor.

April 24, 2012 2:00 pm

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
Full steel recovery still a year away, analyst says

Full steel recovery still a year away, analyst says

Anyone waiting for a full recovery of the domestic steel industry in 2012 may have to wait one more year.

January 11, 2012 2:30 pm Related

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