Republic idling Lorain SBQ, rolling mills for two weeks

Dec 17, 2008 | 08:08 AM | Michael Cowden

Republic Engineered Products plans a two-week idling of the 9- to 10-inch special bar quality (SBQ) mill and 20-inch rolling mill at its Lorain, Ohio, hot-rolled bar facility, according to a union official.

The two operations will be taken off-line in the week of Dec. 21 and are slated for a tentative restart on Jan. 5, according to Dan Bolden, president of United Steelworkers union Local 1104.....

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