Ryerson slashing 600 jobs in move to decentralize

Dec 04, 2007 | 07:41 AM | Michael Cowden

Metals processor and distributor Ryerson Inc. will slash 600 jobs in the Chicago area as it moves toward a more decentralized model, a company executive said Tuesday.

The Chicago-based company will close two processing and distribution centers in Chicago and move remaining business to facilities in Burns Harbor, Ind.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Elgin, Ill.; St. Louis; and Cincinnati, Patti Buckland, Ryerson's vice president of marketing, wrote in an e-mail.....

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