Marcellus Shale boon for steel, Cawley says

Mar 20, 2012 | 03:25 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  Marcellus shale, U.S. Steel, Dura Bond Industries, PGT Trucking, Wayne Norris, Pat Gallagher, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — The Marcellus Shale natural gas boom is having a trickle-down effect that is creating a plethora of opportunities for a Pennsylvania steelmaker and suppliers.

Executives enjoying a surge in business were on hand Tuesday with Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Irvin plant in West Mifflin, Pa., to discuss how natural gas is reviving the local steel industry and creating good-paying jobs.

Irvin’s order book has continued to thicken, and the plant is now running 24 days hours a day, seven days a week to keep up with orders.....

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