U.S. Steel furloughs 142 at tubular facility in Pa.

Dec 03, 2012 | 02:44 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  U.S. Steel, McKeesport plant, line pipe, layoffs, production cuts, energy tubulars, steel pipe, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — U.S. Steel Corp. has laid off 142 hourly employees at its tubular operations in McKeesport, Pa., a company spokeswoman said Monday.

"As a result of business conditions, including the negative effect of the high level of tubular imports (many of which we believe to be unfairly traded), we are adjusting production at our McKeesport Tubular Operations," she told AMM via e-mail.

Before the layoffs, 237 were employed at the plant, the spokeswoman said, leaving 95 left at the facility. She did not speculate on business conditions or when the laid-off workers might be recalled.....

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