ArcelorMittal cuts workweek at SBQ mill

Nov 06, 2012 | 02:21 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  ArcelorMittal Long Carbon, bar mill, reduced workweek, Timken, Steel Dynamics, Nucor, Richard Teets, James Griffith John Ferriola

CHICAGO — Responding to market conditions, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor has placed about 155 hourly employees on a 32-hour workweek.

The Eact Chicago, Ind., mill, which is part of Chicago-based ArcelorMittal USA, produces special bar quality (SBQ) products in 1000, 1100 and 1200 grades.

"The company anticipates returning to normal operations once market demand can sustain full operations," a spokeswoman told AMM Tuesday. The company did not respond to requests for comment about how the action will impact production levels.  ....

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