Steel in the News
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Posted by Alison Trost on January 25, 2011 at 10:54 AM.
Two steel-related facilities are making headlines in South Carolina - one a newly refurbished fabrication facility and the other an idled wire rod-making mill that is back in production.
Supermetal has been in business for more than 50 years in Canada, but when looking to expand to a fourth facility, the old Worthington Industries building in Rock Hill, S.C., seemed to be the perfect fit.
Its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony was held on January 14 and the expansion is expected to employ around 200 people.
On January 24 Arcelor Mittal employees returned to the Georgetown, S.C., mill which started production again after an 18 month hiatus. Citing harsh economic times, the company shut down production at the facility in July 2009. However, with things looking up the need for steel has increased to the point where 180 steelworkers will return to work.
For more information from the local radio station, WRHI AM 1340, including commentary from the president of the United Steelworkers Union, click here.
There is also a short news item about the re-opening from the local television station here.