JMC dismisses claim Welland mill might be shut

Jul 06, 2012 | 11:21 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Energex Tube, JMC Steel Group, Jelani Rucker, CAW, Doug Orr, Welland, pipe mill, Michael Cowden

TORONTO — Energex Tube’s pipe mill in Welland, Ontario, could be mothballed if new business is not brought in, according to a union official.

But an executive with Chicago-based parent company JMC Steel Group Inc. said he didn’t foresee any shutdown.

"If another customer isn’t identified for the 8-inch (pipe mill), the remaining shift and workers associated with it will not be required," Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) national representative Doug Orr said in an e-mail to AMM Thursday evening.....

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