Republic’s Lorain mill damaged in fire

Dec 02, 2013 | 03:11 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Republic Steel, electric-arc furnace, EF, fire, damage, injuries, Julian Sanchez, Tom Brown Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — A fire at Republic Steel Co.’s Lorain, Ohio, mill has taken the facility’s new furnace out of commission and sent five employees to the hospital, but the mill’s rolling and finishing operations have not been affected, the company said.

Julian Sanchez, director of operations at the mill, said the Nov. 30 fire occurred during the hot commissioning of the plant’s steelmaking operation, where the company has installed a new electric-arc furnace.....

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