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Cleveland Cliffs shutting down Dearborn AK Steel.

Unread postPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 1:30 pm
by arty flowers
Later this year, 300 employees will be losing their jobs and the tin mill and hot strip will be shut down

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Re: Cleveland Cliffs shutting down Dearborn AK Steel.

Unread postPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 11:02 am
by KenB
AK Steel is NOT shutting down the hot end. Blast furnace and steel furnace will still operate and slabs will still be cast. Unfortunally all of the slabs will now go by rail to Middletown, Ohio to be rolled.
The hot strip mill, anealing and tempering lines to go down. There is no tin mill at Dearborn Works. At Middletown they can roll more steel than they can produce

Re: Cleveland Cliffs shutting down Dearborn AK Steel.

Unread postPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 11:12 am
by AARR
Will the slabs go by rail to Middletown?
KenB wrote:AK Steel is NOT shutting down the hot end. Blast furnace and steel furnace will still operate and slabs will still be cast. Unfortunally all of the slabs will now go by rail to Middletown, Ohio to be rolled. The hot strip mill, anealing and tempering lines to go down. There is no tin mill at Dearborn Works. At Middletown they can roll more steel than they can produce

Re: Cleveland Cliffs shutting down Dearborn AK Steel.

Unread postPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 11:52 am
by KenB
Yes the slabs will go by CSXT to Middletown as they have been doing for several years just that now there will be more of them. The Ohio & Erie canal is long out of service.